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Here too are limpid streams, here oaks their
O'er mossy turf more soft than slumber spread;
On the EARL of ISLAY* altering his Gardens at Whitton, near Hounslow-Heath.
OLD Islay, to shew a most elegant taste,
And order'd the gard'ner to open his views,
* He was Earl of Islay before he succeeded to the Dukedom. Archibald, Duke of Argyle, was slovenly in his person; mysterious, not to say with an air of guilt, in his deportment; slow, steady, where suppleness did not better answer his purpose; revengeful; and, if artful, at least not ingratiating: he loved power too well to hazard it by ostentation, and money so little, that he neither spared it to gain friends, or to serve them. Ob. 1761.-W.
A view so ungraceful, then taught him to muse on Full many a Campbell who'd died with his shoes
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,
And a pale phiz within the curtain pops.
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
"Refund-not such a Judas roars in hell.
"That soften'd thief, by sense of guilt dismay'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.