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one of them I believe was written with a view to publication, but I was unwilling they should be omitted.
Charles Square, Hoxton,
February 18, 1782.
On the Promotion of EDWARD THURLOW, Esq. to the
Lord High Chancellorship of England ......
TABLE TAL K.
Si te fortè meæ gravis uret sarcina charte,
Hor. Lib. I. Epift. 13.
d. You told me, I remember, glory, built On selfish principles, is shame and guilt; The deeds that men admire as half divine, Stark naught, because corrupt in their design. Strange doctrine this! that without scruple tears The laurel that the very lightning spares ; Brings down the warrior's trophy to the dust, And eats into his bloody sword like rust.
B. I grant that, men continuing what they are, Fierce, avaricious, proud, there must be war. And never meant the rule should be applied To him that fights with justice on his side. VOL. 1.
Let laurels, drench'd in pure Parnassian dews,
But let eternal infamy pursue