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HINTS FROM HORACE.

All but one poor dependent priest withdrawn,

(Ah! too regardless of his Chaplain's yawn!)

    Still I write on, and tell you why;
    Nothing's so bad, you can't deny,
    But may instruct or entertain
    Without the risk of giving pain, etc., etc.}}

     

    ON SOME MODERN QUACKS AND REFORMISTS.

    In tracing of the human mind
    Through all its various courses,
    Though strange, 'tis true, we often find
    It knows not its resources:


    And men through life assume a part
    For which no talents they possess,
    Yet wonder that, with all their art,
    They meet no better with success, etc., etc.

    [A Familiar Epistle, etc., by T. Vaughan, Esq., was published in the Morning Chronicle, October 7, 1811. Gifford, in the Baviad (l. 350), speaks of "Edwin's mewlings," and in a note names "Edwin" as the "profound Mr. T. Vaughan." Love's Metamorphoses, by T. Vaughan, was played at Drury Lane, April 15, 1776. He also wrote The Hotel, or Double Valet, November 26, 1776, which Jephson rewrote under the title of The Servant with Two Masters. Compare Children of Apollo, p. 49:—

    "Jephson, who has no humour of his own,
    Thinks it no crime to borrow from the town;
    The farce (almost forgot) of The Hotel
    Or Double Valet seems to answer well.
    This and his own make Two Strings to his Bow."]