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ON BUTLER'S MONUMENT.

PERHAPS BY MR. POPE'.

RESPECT to Dryden, Sheffield justly paid,
And noble Villers honour'd Cowley's shade:
But whence this Barber?-that a name so mean
Should, join’d with Butler's, on a tomb be seen:
This pyramid would better far proclaim,
To future ages humbler Settle's name:
Poet and patron then had been well pair’d,
The city printer, and the city bard.

1 Mr. Pope, in one of the prints from Scheemaker's monument of Shakspeare in Westminster Abbey, has sufficiently shown his contempt of Alderman Barber, by the following coaplet, wbich is substituted in the place of “ The cloudcapp'd towers, &c.

Thus Britain loved me; and preserved my fame,

Clear from a Barber's or a Benson's name. A. POPE. Pope might probably bave suppressed his satire on the alderman, because he was one of Swift's acquaintances and correspondents; though in the fourth book of the Dunciad be has an anonymous stroke at him :

So by each bard an alderman shall sit,
A heavy lord shall bang at every wit.

END OF VOL. XXXVI.

C. Whittingham, College House, Chiswick.

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