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DIED 1726.

Dr. George Sewell, author of Sir Walter Raleigh, a tragedy; several papers in the fifth volume of the Tatler, and ninth of the Spectator; a Life of John Philips; and some other things. There is something melancholy in this poor man's history. He was a physician at Hampstead, with very little practice, and chiefly subsisted on the invitations of the neighbouring gentlemen, to whom his amiable character made him acceptable; but at his death not a friend or relative, came to commit his remains to the dust! He was buried in the meanest manner, under a hollow tree, that was once part of the boundary of the church-yard of Hampstead. No memorial was placed over his remains.

VERSES,

SAID TO BE WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR ON HIMSELF WHEN

HE WAS IN A CONSUMPTION.

Why, Damon, with the forward day,
Dost thou thy little spot survey,
. From tree to tree, with doubtful cheer,
Pursue the progress of the year,

What winds arise, what rains descend,

When thou before that year shalt end?
VOL, IV.

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What do thy noon-tide walks avail,
To clear the leaf, and pick the snail,
Then wantonly to death decree
An insect usefuller than thee?

Thou and the worm are brother-kind,

Vain wretch! canst thou expect

to see
The downy peach make court to thee?
Or that thy sense shall ever meet
The bean-flower's deep-embosom'd sweet,

Exhaling with an evening blast ?
Thy evenings then will all be past.

Thy narrow pride, thy fancied green,
(For vanity 's in little seen)
All must be left when Death appears,
In spite of wishes, groans, and tears;

Nor one of all thy plants that grow,
But rosemary will with thee go.

SIR JOHN VANBRUGH.

BORN 1666.-DIED 1726.

Sir JOHN VANBRUGH', the poet and architect, was the oldest son of Mr. Giles Vanbrugh of London,

1 The family of Sir John Vanbrugh is stated, in the Biographia Dramatica, to have come originally from France; but my friend,

merchant: he was born in the parish of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, 1666. He received a very liberal education, and at the age of nineteen was sent by his father to France, where he continued several years, In 1703 he was appointed Clarencieux king of arms, and in 1706 was commissioned by Queen Anne to carry the habit and ensigns of the order of the garter to King George the First, then at Hanover. He was also made comptroller-general of the board of works, and surveyor of the gardens and waters. In 1714 he received the order of knighthood, and in 1719 married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Colonel Yarborough. Sir John died at his house in Scotlandyard, and is interred in the family vault under the church of St. Stephen, Walbrook. He left only one son, who fell at the battle of Fontenoy.

FABLE,

RELATED BY A BEAU TO ESOP.

A BAND, a Bob-wig, and a Feather,
Attack'd a lady's heart together.

the Rev. George Vanbrugh, rector of Aughton, in Lancashire, the only surviving descendant of the family, informs me that his ancestors were eminent merchants of Antwerp, and fed out of Flanders when the Duke of Alva tried to establish the inquisition in those provinces. They first took refuge in Holland, and from thence came over to England to enjoy the protestant protection of Queen Elizabeth.

What do thy noon-tide walks avail,
To clear the leaf, and pick the snail,
Then wantonly to death decree
An insect usefuller than thee?

Thou and the worm are brother-kind,
As low, as earthy, and as blind.

Vain wretch! canst thou expect to see
The downy peach make court to thee?
Or that thy sense shall ever meet
The bean-flower's deep-embosom’d sweet,

Exhaling with an evening blast ?
Thy evenings there will all be past.

Thy narrow pride, thy fancied green,
(For vanity 's in little seen)
All must be left when Death appears,
In spite of wishes, groans, and tears;

Nor one of all thy plants that grow,
But rosemary

will with thee go.

SIR JOHN VANBRUGH.

BORN 1666.-DIED 1726..

SIR JOHN VANBRUGH', the poet and architect, was the oldest son of Mr. Giles Vanbrugh of London,

1 The family of Sir John Vanbrugh is stated, in the Biographia Dramatica, to have come originally from France; but my friend,

merchant: he was born in the parish of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, 1666. He received a very liberal education, and at the age of nineteen was sent by his father to France, where he continued several years. In 1703 he was appointed Clarencieux king of arms, and in 1706 was commissioned by Queen Anne to carry the habit and ensigns of the order of the garter to King George the First, then at Hanover. He was also made comptroller-general of the board of works, and surveyor of the gardens and waters. In 1714 he received the order of knighthood, and in 1719 married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Colonel Yarborough. Sir John died at his house in Scotlandyard, and is interred in the family vault under the church of St. Stephen, Walbrook. He left only one son, who fell at the battle of Fontenoy,

FABLE,

RELATED BY A BEAU TO ESOP.

A BAND, a Bob-wig, and a Feather,
Attack'd a lady's heart together,

the Rev. George Vanbrugh, rector of Aughton, in Lancashire, the only surviving descendant of the family, informs me that his ancestors were eminent merchants of Antwerp, and fled out of Flanders when the Duke of Alva tried to establish the inquisition in those provinces. They first took refuge in Holland, and from thence came over to England to enjoy the protestant protection of Queen Elizabeth,

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