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Where () then shall Hope and Fear their Objects
find ? Must dull Suspence corrupt the stagnant Mind? Must helpless Man, in Ignorance sedate, Roll darkling down the Torrent of his Fate? Must no Dišlike alarm, no Wishes rise, No Cries attempt the Mercies of the Skies? Enquirer, ceafe; Petitions yet remain, Which Heav'n may hear, nor deem Religion vain. Still raise for Good the fupplicating Voice, But leave to Heav'n the Measure and the Choice. Safe in his Pow'r, whose Eyes discern afar The secret Ambush of a specious Pray'r. Implore his Aid, in his Decisions rest, Secure whate'er he gives, he gives the best. Yet when the Sense of sacred Presence fires, And strong Devotion to the Skies aspires, Pour forth thy Fervours for a healthful Mind, Obedient Passions and a Will relign'd; For Love, which scarce collective Man can fill; For Patience Sov'reign o'er transmuted III ; For Faith, that panting for a happier Seat, Counts Death kind Nature's Signal of Retreat : These Goods for Man the Laws of Heav'n ordain, These Goods he grants, who grants the Pow'r to
gain ; With these celestial Wisdom calms the Mind, And makes the Happiness she does not find.
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Piece bas chosen to call it An Additional Canto to Dr. Garth's Poem of the Dispensary, he by no Means pretends to aspire to an Imitation of that Work, much less would he presume to affect a Rivallhip with the ingenious Author. The Subject being in some Measure fimilar, he was induced to make Use of this Title.
The Disputes, at present sublisting between the Fellows and Licentiates of the College of Physicians, concerning their respective Rights, seemed to be no improper Topic for an innocent Laugh. Nothing that ihould in the least offend any Individual, is intended by it.. No Character is designed to be perfonally pointed out. As to the common Sarcasm, • The Killing of Numbers of Patients,' says Dr. Garth, 'is so trite a Piece of Raillery, that it ought • not to make any Impression.'
It is difficult, and perhaps in some Degree presumptuous, to attempt following, in a confined Walk, the Steps of any Author of Eminence. If
some Expressions or Sentiments in this Piece should be found to be the same with, or somewhat similar to any in Dr. Garth's Poem, the Writer begs he may not lay under the Imputation of Plagiarism. One or two Instances, which he has discovered, of a Similarity, he has carefully pointed out.
One Parc of the Machinery is founded upon Fact. A Blacksmith was employed to break open the College Gate, in order to try the Rights of the Licentiates. The Circumflances of the Butchers and the Engine charged with Blood, were jocular Reports at that Time.
The Writer begs leave to enter a Caveat against the Critics finding Fault with his Rhymes not exactly chiming in some few Places. He cannot, with Subniission, but be of Opinion, that tlie Sense should
be totally facrificed to the Sound: Besides, he can shelter himfelf under the Authority and Example of our best Authors. He might also plead in Favour of some Alliterations, in which he has indulged himfelf, if he was not satisfied, that the Use of them is generally allowed in the Mock Heroick, however sparingly they ought to be introduced in more serious Con positions.
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7 URN, Muse, once more toWarwick's dismal Lane,
Where Feuds unheardof, and new Uproars reign; Where Fellows with Licentiates hold Debate ;-These, (to preserve their Dignity of State) Admit no Partners in their Councils grave, Who Titles only from Diplomas have;'
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V. 1. Turn, Muse, once more to Warwick's dismal Lane. The College of Physicians is erected in Warwick-Lane.
An equal Rank the others boldly claim,
Say, DEATH, what prompted thee to spread Debate
'Twas on the Day, held sacred to St. Luke, 15 Rever'd by Sages skill'd in Purge or Puke ;-When in mute State the grave Afsembly meet, To hear profound Oration, and to Eat;Licentiato held for a Sin To Fast without, while others Feast within.
20 Hungry and Dry, he mourn'd his hapless Fate, With Socio not allow'd to foul a Plate; Forbid to cheer his Heart, and warm bis Throttle, With Hausius repetendus of the Bottle.
V. 10. And for awhile the Gown gives Place to Arins.
Cedunt Arma Toga, is a well-known Expression. In the Universities the Doctors of Phyfick are invested with a Scarlet Gown ; and it may be a Question with some perhaps, whether that or the Scarlet Coat has been productive of most Destruction among Mankind.
V. 18. To hear profound Oration On St. Luke's Day there is a Latin Speech pronounced by a Fellow in the College of Physicians, called (from Doctor Harvey, the original Institutor of this Ceremony) Oratio Harveiana.
V: 24. With Hauftus repetendus of the Bottle.
The medical Gentry, however they may recommend Abstinence to others, are many of them no
Mad’ning at length with Grief, and fir’d with Ragę, 25 Which nothing but Admittance could assuage,
Open your Gates, he cries, and let us enter, • Or else to force them open we'll adventure,',
Socia, elated with his high Degree
cries, or Leyden Doctors dare ! With fapient Regulars to claim a Chair? How can Diplomatists have equal Knowledge! 35 No, no--they must not Mels with Graduates of a
He said, when strait Licentiato tries [College.' By Force to gain what stubborn Pride denies. And now the pond'rous Pestle beats to Arms, And the huge Mortar rings with loud Alarms; 40
N O T E S. Enemies to the Bottle, if taken in Moderation, as they term it. A certain witty Physician was advising a Friend of his, who had been used to be too free with bis Bottle, to take a chearful Pint with his Meals, and no more: · But, fays he, the whole Se? cret consists in knowing how much your Pint should hold. I myself take my Pint constantly after Din
ner and Supper ; but mine is a Scots Pint,'--that is, two Quarts. V. 29. Socio, elated with his bigh Degree
Of A.B. A.M. M. B. ard M.D. A. B. Artium Baccalaureus, Batchelor of Arts ; A. M. Artium Magifter, Master of Arts; M. B. Medicina Baccalaureus, Batchelor of Phyfick; M.D. Medicine Doctor, Doctor of Physick. V. 39. And now the pondrous Pestle beats to Arms,
And the huge Mortar rings with loud Alarms. While lifted Pestles brandifli'd in the Air Descend in Peals, and Civil Wars declare.--GARTH,