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Document 1342599
speciAL
coLLecxiiONS
t)OUQLAS
LibRARy
queeN's uNiveusiiy
AT kiNQSirON
kiNQSTON
ONTARIO
CANADA
MANNERS:
SATIRE
By Mr.
WHITEHEAD.
Taulns -velCoJfus vel T>rufus
"i.
*.i
Moribus eflo,
JUVENAL,
/ic y (('
f
-f
OJ-
^^ 7
;
MANNERS:
A
SATIRE.
ELL— of all Plagues which make Mankind their Sport,
Guard me, Ye Heav'ns! from
Plague
0^ 'MidH: the
^*
*
A
-—
that worft
a Ceurt.
mad Manfions of Moor-'JieldSy Vd be
Straw-crown'd Monarch,
in
mock Majefty
Rather than fovereign rule Britannia's Fate,
:* Curs'd
^
with the Follies and the Farce of State,
:
4
(
In Nc-jjgate-Walls^
^
Rather
<
A doleful
«
Than
*
Of Fortune's
^
Than Crowns, Ye Gods
^
Or any Dungeon ;
^
No
^
Still
fwell in Palaces the
!
let
me
dwell,
mighty Store
Fools, and Parafites of Pow'r.
I
be any Fate
- - a
but
Patriot^
my Doom j
Drawing Room.
whom
no Courts
dcbafe^j
Titles leflen, and no Stars difgrace.
nod
the
Plumage
o'er the brainlefs
Head
^
the faithlefs Heart the Riband fpread.
*
Still o*er
^
Such Toys may
*
To
gild the
You
ferve to fignalize the
Knave, or
While,
^
The
*
Fond of your Freedom
f
And
tinfel
garnilli
Tool,
out the Fool
j
with Roman Virtue arm'd, difdain
*
Trappings and the
glitt'ring
Chain
fpurn the venal Fee,
prove He's only Great ---
Tiius fung PhilemGn
Tpo
O
Tenant of the darkling Cell,
Thrice happy
^
)
in his
who
chares
b^ Frceo
palm Retreat,
wife for Pow'r, too yirpous to be great.
But
:
C
But whence
Say,
is
Is that
For
Rage
at
Courts? reply 'd his Grace,
the mighty Crime, to be in Place
the deadly Sin, mark'd out
All,
Down
All
i'ufter,
who
in
from Lord Steward,
:
)
5
?
by Heav'n,
hich no Mortal e'er can be forgiv'n
v^
Mufl
this
;
?
Courts engage,
to the
Can Courts and Places be fuch
puny Page
finful
Things
?
?
'The facred Gifts and Palaces of Kings.
A
Place may claim our Rev'rence,
But then the
Man
its
Sir, I
own;
Dignity mufl crown
Tis nop the Truncheon, or the Ermine's Pride,
Can skreen the Coward, or the Knave can
hide,
Let Stair and f *** head our Arms and Law,
The Judge and
Gen'ral muft be view'd with
The
Villain then
And
Spain grow
would fhudder
humble
at the
at the
Awe
Bar
Sound of War.
t It is to be lamented t!r.t the Barrennefs of the prefent Times ob!i.
pes the Author to trull to Poflcrity for the Supply
proper
Charati J of a t
t
^er in this Place.
What
:
(
What
<5
)
Courts are facred? when
Manner*
your Grace,
I tell
alone mult fanctify the Place.
Hence only each
proper
its
Hayjuood's a Brothel
;
Name
t IVhites a
receives;
Den of Thieves
Bring Whores and Thieves to Court, you change the
Scene,
St.
J—— j's
Who
turns the Brothel, and the Den.
would the courtly Chappel holy
Tho' the whole Bench
While the
Cries out
fliould confecrate the
Wall ?
trim Chaplain, confcious of a See,
my King,
Lifts to the
And
call,
'
I
have no
God
Royal Seat the asking
but Thee':
Eye,-'
pays to George the Tribute of the Sky*
Proves Sin alone from humble Roofs muft fpring,
Kor
can one earthly Failing
1 Dr.
«
<
<
Swift
fays,
'
Thni the
Itain a
late Earl
King.
of Oxford,
in the
Time of
never pafsM by White's Chocolate houfe (the common
Rendezvous of infamous '^harpe^s and nob!e Cullies) without bcilowhis Viiniftry,
ing a Ciirfe upon that famous Academy,
Noiiliiy:
?.:.
the Banc of half the Eng-
lip)
Bishops
;
(
7
Bishops and Kisgs may
Manners
alone claim
)
confecrate,
Homage
'tis
as their
true;
Due.
Without, the Court and Church are both prophane^
Whatever
Religions
Prelate preach, or
Monarch reign;
Roftrum Virtues Scaffold grows,
And Crowns and
Mitres are mere Raree-lhows.
In vain behold yon rev'rend Turrets
And Sartms
If the lawn'd
And God's
Ko
rife,
facred Spire falute the Skies:
Le^oite*s
earthly Vote be fold,
free Gift retail'd for
Mammon Gold;
Reverence can the proud Cathedral claim,
But Henley s Shop, and
Whence
have
Whence ? From
St.
Sherlock's are the fame*
Stephens Walls fo hallow'd been?
the Virtue of his Sons within.
But fhould fome guileful Serpent, void of Grace^
Glide
in its
Bounds, and poifon
all
the Place
Should
:
(
Should
e'er the facred
And
o'er the
The
Place
To
)
Voice be
fet to Salc^
Heart the golden Fruit prevail
is altered,
Sir,
nor think
fee the Senate fink into a
Or
it
Without
flrange,,
Change.
alone
beam Dignity on
all.
their Influence, Palaces are Cells
;
Crane-Court a Magazine of Cockle-fliells
The
j
Court, or Church, or Senate-houfe, or Hall,
Manners
•f
8
folemn Bench no Bofom
flrikes
;
with Awe^
But Wejiminjlcrs a Ware-houfe of the Law.
These
Since
honeft Truths,
allow that
all
Hence only
Or
Peers
Tho'
'
my
Lord, deny
Manners
make
who
the
can
j
Man'.
Glories to the Great belong,
mud
mingle with the ^eafant Throng-
ftrung with Ribands, yet behold his Grace
Shines but a Lacquey in a higher Place
\
The
Ri'^al Society,
.
;
(
Strip the
)
gay Liv*ry from the Courtlefs Back,
the Difference 'cwixt
What marks
My
Lord and Jack^
mean, fupple, mercenary Knave,
The fame
The Tool
9
;
cff
Power, and of State the Slave
Alike the vafTal Heart in each prevails,
And
his Lordiliip bbafts is larger Vales,
all
Wealth,
Manors, Titles
may
defcend'tis tfue^
But ev*ry Heir muft Merit's Claim renew,
Who
bluHies not to fee a
Turn Slave
to
C---- Heif
Sound, and languilh for a * Play'r ?
What
piping, fidling, fqueaking, quav'ringj bawling,
What
fing-long Riot, and
C
,
A
Statefman
thy
Wofth
fit,
what Eunuch-fquawling
all It^ily fliall
where f Nero
own,
fiU'd the Throne..
* Thar !ivifig Witney cf the Folly, Extravagance and Dcpraviry of
xhc Bn:uflfy t'artneLo, who is now ac the Court of o/'^/;; triutnph-.ng
in the Smils of Our Nob:iity. as their Pyrates are in ihofe of our iiV
jiir'd
f
Merchants.
A Roman Emperor
remarkable for hisfooiifhPafTicn'forMufic.
5£*
10
ISee
poor Lavinus anxious lor Renown,
Through the long Gallery
And
trace his Lineage
down,
claim each Hero's Vifage for his own.
W hat
tho' in each the felt-fame Features (liine,
Unlefs fome lineal Virtue marks the Line,
yn vain, alas
Or hopes
"Who
to
!
He boalls
borrow Luftre from
but muft
(inile,
Point 'mong his
Or
On
his
Fame.
to fee the tim'rous Peer
Race our Bulwark
in fad Engliili tell
Name,
his Grandlire's
how
in
the
War?
Senates hung
the fweet Mufic of his Father's
Tongue?
Unconfcious, tho' his Sires were wife and brave,
Their Virtues only find
Not
fo v.-ith
^
in
him a Grave.
Stanhope j fee
Each hoary Honour which
To
him the Virtues of
The
f
his
by him
his Sires
had
gained.
Race appear
precious Portion of five hundred
The Right Honourable
fuftain'd
the Earl
of
Year j
Chejlerfield,
De-
:
II
(
:
)
Defccnded down, by him to be enjoy'd.
Yet holds the Talent
unimploy'd.
his generous
From hence behold
To
loft, if
Ardour
rife,
fwell the facred Stream with frelh Supplies
Abroad the Guardian of his Country's Cauie;
At Home
a Tally to defend her
Senates with
And
Awe
the patriot Sounds imbibe,
bold Corruption almoll drops the Bribe.
Thus adding Worth
He
what's
Know, Honour,
•
to
Worth, and Grace
beams new Glories back upon
Ask ye
To
Laws.
Honour?
then,
is
Til the
his
to Grace,
Race»
Truth
impart*
Honelty of Heart.
the fweet Scenes of focial * Stow repair,
And
fearch the Mailer's Breaft, -- You'll find
Too
proud to grace the Sycophant or Slave,
It
it
there,
only harbours with the Wife and Brave j
Ungain'd by Titles, Places, Wealth, or Birth
J^eayn this, and learn to blulh, ye Sons of Earth
B
*
The Seat
2
i
Bluflj
of tUs Righc Honourable the Lord ^ifcounc Cobham,
;
:
II
(
Biufh to behold this
The Vi6tim of a
)
Ray of Natme made
Rihand^ or Ccckade.
Asit the proud Peer, What's
A
Honour? He
difplays
purchased Patent, or the Herald's Blaze
Or
Royal Smile
if the
his
Hopes has Weft,
points to the glitt'ring Glory on his Brcaft
Vet
Ou
If
beneath no real Virtue reign,
the gay Coat the Star
For
I
could whilper
"VVorth only
beams
is
but a Stain
in his Lordfhip's Ear,
true Radiance
on the
IjENCfe fee the gartcrM Glory dart
And
lliine
round
E
Ask ye from whence
Loud
his
>yy
its
Star.
Rays,
with redoubled Blaze:
this
Why E-"^- whifpers,
LcNA Mih
:
Flood of Luftre's
votes,
feen ?
and faw Turw*
n:ignM the Minion of Renovn,
Euiugiums
«(;i;ho*d thro'
the
Town^
:
:
13
(
Wbere
e'er
he went
flill
)
Crouds around him throng,
haird the Patriot as he pafsM along.
And
now by
See the loH Peer, unhonour d
all,
Steal thro' the Street, or skulk along the Mall^
Applauding Sounds no more
ialute Lis Ear,
But the loud P^af^s funk into
Whence
Why
By
you'll enquire could fpring a Chartge fo fad?
the poor
Man
miflaken
this
ran military m:id
Maxim
Grandlire wore
it,
Mih
But know the Grandfire
Firll midft the deathful
He
flione his
ftain'd
it
m Red.
Dangers oi the Field,
Galltc
Shield
its
the Laurel on the Grandlire's
the Son expe<St the
Wreath
Or
Ihall
;
Gore to flow ;
to
Brow
wear
For the mock Triumphs of an Hyde-Park
Sopner
good:
red witn Blood-
Country's Guardian and
Hence bloom'd
(hall
cloath'd
cries -•'- 'ds
Taught Danube's Stream with
But
milled,
itiil
That Men qf Honour mull be
My
a Sneer.
War?
EunhiU Bknbdras Glories claim,
Bllhts rival brave Eugene in
Fame;
Sooner
;
14
(
Sooner a
like
Who dorm
Reward
their
a Dunghill, and
)
Labours crown,
who
Mark our bright Youths how
Frelh plum'd and powder'd
in
fack a
gallant
Review
Town,
and
how
gay,
array.
Unfpoird each Feature by the martial Scar,
Lo! A'^f aflumes
Yet
He
vain,
claims the Soldier's
my
of
War;
Name
from Soldier's Play.
Warriour, treafure
{landing Soldier
When
God
while prompt to Arms by Plume and Pay,
This Truth,
A
the
is
in
thy
Breaft,
a Handing Jeft.
bloody Battles dwindle to Reviews,
Armies mult then defcend to Puppet-fliewsj
Where
the lac'd
Log may
ftrut the
Soldiers Partj
Bedeck'd with Feather, tho* unarm'd with Heart.
There
are
who
fay --
*
You
lalh the Sins
of Men!
^
Leave, Leave to Pope the Poignance of the Pen
^
Hope
not the Bays
* Fanniiis
may
fhall
wreath around thy Head,
write, but Flaccus will be read*.
Shall
;
ly
(
Shall only
What
Mult
All,
One have
)
Privilege to
then, are Vice and Folly
all
be Poachers
who
:
blame?
Royal Game?
attempt to kill
?
but the mighty Sovereign of the Qiiill
?
Shall Pope^ alone, the plenteous Harveil have,
And
I
not glean one ftragling Fool, or
Mankind;
Praife, 'tis allow'd, is free to all
why
Say,
Tho', like
Stains not
Ihould honefl Satire be confin'd
immortal Bard's,
th'
its
fmalleft Infect
The Horfe may
feeble Dart
by chance,
I,
And
gall fom.e ^x^dx.
name not
fell
lucky Shaft
a
Wing
e-^
Harpy
may
my
may
pour,
Leviathan of Pow'r.
Jhr'>
—
W
You
Secure the Mufe
But Minifters,
of the
teaze, or Elephant can fling
Ev'n
Mark yon
my
?
Feather in the culprit Heart
Yet know, the
I
Knave ?
the Reafoa guefs;
hov'ring o'er the Prefs.
fport with
Names of Kings,
Friend, are dangerous Things.
(
Who would
Or
have
"f*
fpecial Juries,
)
1.6
P- - -«
Judges
anfwer what he Writ?
ot"
Wit?
his
pope writes unhurt - - but knov/,
To beard
Safe
may he
dalli the
On
I
make
that
You
Satire then.
G
a
Reward
cry, to Praife,
Days.
a Patriot of Sir £/7/y
's
Duke
to lye a Dinner
has
from
I
Wit
at Witt,
exped a Place ?
his
Grace
?
be gracioufly beflow'd
the foft Satire of each Binh-day Ode.
The Good
Yet
dare punilh mine,
the gull'd Knight could
Or hope
Tho'
who
Praife is Satire, in thele finful
Say faould
From
Statefman in each Line,
his Satire,
TuR?i, turn y6ur
Or fwear
different quite
the Lion, and to crulli the Mite.
Thofe dread
Why
'tis
thofe
I
A
who
and Bad alike with Praife are
merit moft,
famous
Hill
want
it
bleftj
leaft:
Sollicitor.
But
:
17
C
iut confcious Vice
While Virtue
Need
Or
I
tell
ftill
lliines,
courts the cheating Ray,-
nor asks the Glare of Day,
to any Puhney's
him
}
Worth
Carteret charms,
declare
who
?
i
has an Ear
?
Or, Fifty can thy Example be unknown,
While each fond Father marks
it
to bis
Son
?
I cannot truckle to a Slave in Stat^,
And
praife a
Blockhead's Wit, becaufe He's great j
Down, down, ye hungry
Call
f
W
e
Eurkighy
Behold the genial
And
rouze, ye
call
him Britain s Friend';
of Gold appear,
Swarms oi Grub-Jirect and
See with what
And
Ray
Garretteers, defcend,
Rag'fair,
2ieal yori \ tiny Infect burusj
follows Queens from Palaces to Urns
C
j See thcfc twoCliaraftcrs comp:r\iin \.\\cGaz.(tteersi but
Tho'
left
none
have efcap'd their common hate, fee the two
Charafters diftinguifl-.M in the Crjftjman.
\ A certain Court Chaplain, who wrote or rather flole a Charaiflcr
cfihe late Q:-n frora Dr. Burnti'i Charat^er of Qycai Mary,
ofthofe Papers
fi-.ould
; ; ;
i8
(
Tho'
The
)
Royal Ear,
cruel Death has clos'd the
flatc'ring
But what
Fly
ftill
avails, lince
:
buzzes round the Bier
Queens no longer
Why Kings can read,
and
live ?
Kmgs you know may
give.
A Mitre may repay his heav'nly Crown
And
while he decks her Brow, adorn his own.
Let Laureat
Or Fanny
C — -y
Birth-day Sonnets ling,
crawl, an Ear-wig on the
While one
is
j
King
yoid of Wit, and one of Grace,
Why fliould I
envy either Song or Place
?
I could not flatter, the rich Butt to gain
Kor fmk
a Slave,' to
rife
K- -« C- ---»..
#
'J I
•
Perish
my Verfe,
CJC
me
Qr Horace
-^
•
^l-< f *
•
*
whene'er one venal Line
Bedaubs a Duke, or makes a King
Firfl bid
/
'
'^'<*, '*'*^ '
fwear, He's found
rivals Stauhc^s at the
divine.
who
has the Plague^
Hague,
What
-
'
19
(
What,
And
fliall I
lift
Sooner
"
)
turn a Pander to the Throne,
with * B-^U to roar for Half-a-Crown ?
T^r^l mall with
Tally vie
i.
Qr W-^H'-n
Sooner
:
in Senate fcorn a
—
Iberia tremble for her Fate
From M"h*s Arms,
Tho' fawning
—
Ab
or
;/s
Flattery ne'er
Vet know, when Virtue
Behold yon f Temple
Debate.
fliall
taint
calls, I burft
rais'd
for the
Till Barnard came, and
Be Barnard
there
Pointless
Too
faint are
:
Wife and Great,
made the Groupe compleat
-— enlivened by
Each Bufto bow'd, and
to praife.
by Cohhams Hand,
Sacred to Worthies of his native Land
Ages were ranfack'd
mytay^^
the Voice,
fan6tify*d the Choice,
all Satire in thefe iron
Times,
Colours, and too feeble Rhimes*
RJfe
A
noted Agent to a Mob-Regiment, who is employ'd to reward
their venal Vociferations on certain Occafions, with Half-aCrown each
Man.
t The Temple of Br'tupi Worthies in the Gardens at Stow, in whic^
ihc Lord Cobham \^% lately erefted the Bufto of Sir John Barnard.
;
io
(
)
Rife then, gay Fancy, future Glories
And
ftretch o*er happier
Wrap'd
into
:
bringj,'
Days thy healing Wing,
Thought, Lo!
I
Britanma fee
Rifing fuperiour o*er the fubje6l Sea
View her gay Pendants
(bread their filken
Wing;%
Big with the Fate of Empires and of Kings
The
tow'ring Barks dance lightly o'er the Main,
And
roll their
Thunder
thro' the
Realms of Spain»
PeacCy violated Maid, they ask no more,
But waft her back triumphant to our Shore
While buxom
.y
Plenty^ laughing in her Train,
Glads ev'ry Heart, and crowns the Warriour*s Pain.
On
Fancy, on;
And
bring
fair
ftill
llretch the pleafing Scene,
Freedom with her golden Reign
Chear'd by whofe Beams ev'n meagre
And
can
(iniiej
the poor Peafant whillles 'midft his Toii-
SucH Days, what
And
Want
^
fuch each Briton^
Briton wifhes not to fee?
Frederick, hopes from Tbec.
FINIS.
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