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Unless, like the Dutch, you rather would boil
To QUIL C A.
A COUNTRY-HOUSE of Dr. SHERIDAN,
in no very good repair, where the suppo-
ET me thy properties explain
A rotten cabbin, dropping rain :
Sheelah * toil,
* A cant-word in Ireland for a counterfeit halfpenny.
An Irith name.
HORACE, ODE 14. Book 1. paraphrased,
and inscribed to IRELAND.
Written in the year 1725-6.
Poor floating ise, tofsid on ill fortune's waves,
return'd in vain:
New waves shall drive thee to the deep a
gain. Look to thyself, and be no more the sport 2. Of giddy winds, but make some friendly port. 3. Loft are thy oars, that us'd thy course to guide,
Like faithful counsellors on either side. 4 Thy mast, which like some aged patriot stood
The fingle pillar for his country's good,
1. O navis, referent in mare te novi
Portum. 3. Nudum remigio latus. 4. _M-Malus celeri saucius Africo.
To lead thee, as a staff directs the blind,
Behold it cracks by yon rough eastern wind. 5. Your cables burst, and you must quickly feel
The waves impetuous enter at your keel.
When the strong cords of union once are broke; 6. Torn by a sudden tempeft is thy fail.
Expanded to invite a milder gale.
As when some writer in a public cause
A larger sacrifice in vain you vow; 7. There's not a pow'r above will help you now :
A nation thus, who oft heav'n's call neglects,
In vain from injur'd heav'n relief expects. 8. 'Twill not avail, when thy strong fides are
- Ac fine funibus.
Sylvæ filia nobilis.
Her matchless fons, whose valour still remains
9. In ships decayd no mariner confides,
Lur’d by the gilded stern and painted fides;
And quite forgot their country was inslav’d. 10. Dear veffel, ftill be to thy fteerage just;
Nor change thy course with ev'ry sudden gust.
Who turn with ev'ry gale that blows from court. 11.
Weary and sea-fick when in thee confin'd,
Retire, yet still bemoan their country's fate.
9. Nil pielis timidus na vita puppibus. 10. Fidit; tu, nifi ventis
Debes ludibrium, cave.
Nunc defiderium, curaque non levis,
On reading Dr. Young's fatires called the
UUIVERSAL PASSION, by which he
Written in the year 1726.
Such godlike virtues in the King;
* Sir Robert Walpole. He was prime minister of state to King George I. and II. for above twenty years. He was made a knight of the Bath in May 1725, and a Knight of the Gärter in May 1726 ; was created Earl of Oxford in Eebruary 1742, and died March 18, 1745
+ Sir Spencer Compton, the Speaker of the house of Commons at that time. · He created Baron of Wilmington of Sussex, January 11, 1727. and Ear) of Wilmington, May 14. 1730. He died first Commiffioner of the Treasury, July 2. 1743.