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A view soungraceful, then taught him to museon Full many a Campbell who'd died with his shoes
on; All amazed, and aghast, at this ominous scene, He order'd it straight, to be shut up again, With a clump of Scotch firs by way of a screen.
A DUCHESS'S GHOST *
ORATOR HANOVER PITT.+
AS musing on his bed the Speecher lay, Conning harangues for some important day; Labouring to make the turns harmonious fall, And to the taste attune 'em of Whitehall :
A sudden noise, career of fancy stops,
• Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough.
+ We owe the recovery of our affairs to Mr. Pitt; he has placed us at the head of Europe: the splendor of our country, the conquest of Canada, Louisbourg, Guadaloupe, Africa, and the East-nothing is too much for such services. I hope you will not think the Barony of Chatham, and £.3,000 a year for 3 lives to Lady Esther too much ; she has this pittance.-W.
The phiz his opening eye no sooner meets,
The Spectre thus: “No sooner laid my head, “ But all thy patriot sentiments are fled: “ And I in my atoning project chous'd, “ The latest and the best I e'er espous'd.
“ To my trustees (since fate forbids to me), “ Return, base villain! my retaining fee ;* “ Bequeath'd to save that country thou would'st
sell, " Refund- not such a Judas roars in hell.
“ That soften'd thief, by sense of guilt dis
may'd, “ Threw back the price of him he had betray'd;
* The Duchess of Marlborough left Mr. Pitt £.10,000 for the prejudices he had done to the Royal Family.W.
“ But, wretch! my purse in thy polluted paws
“ Tho' lost on thee, yet hear these rules I
teach : Usage like this would make the devil preach. “ No weight to words can eloquence impart, “ Tho' ne'er so clear the head, if foul the heart : “ Men's words, the world will by their actions
“ The orator must be the honest man.
“ Once with applause was heard thy flowing
tongue, « And on its motions sweet persuasion hung: “ But now those lips (and thanks to Sarah's
money) “ That in thy country's struggles drop down