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-Whips put into an ape's paw to play pranks with - None but apish and Papish brats will heed him *.
An Ass.] A camel will take upon him no more burden than is sufficient for his strength, but there is another beast that crouches under all t.
A Frog.] Poet Squab, endued with Poet Maro's spirit! an ugly, croaking kind of vermin, which would swell to the bulk of an ox .
A Coward.] A Clinias, or a Damætus, or a man of Mr. Dryden's own courage Ş.
A KNAVE.] Mr. Dryden has heard of Paul, the knave of Jesus Christ: and, if I mistake not, I have read somewhere of John Dryden, servant to his Majesty I.
A Fool.] Had he not been such a self-conceited fool 1.-Some great poets are positive blockheads **.
ATHING.] So little a thing as Mr. Drydentt.
* Whip and Key, pref. + Milbourn, p. 105. ib. p. 11. dib. p. 176. ii Ib. p. 57. ' 4 Whip and Key, pref. ** Nilbouro, p. 34. *+ Ib. p. 35.
surname, viz. A.P.E. and they give you idea of an ape as his face *, &c.
An Ass.] It is my duty to pull off the lion's skin from this little ass t.
A FROG.] A squab short gentleman-a little creature, that, like the frog in the fable, swells, and is
angry that it is not allowed to be as big as an ox 1
A COWARD.) A lurking, way-laying coward $.
A KNAVE.] He is one whom God and Nature have marked for want of common honesty ||.
A Fool.] Great fools will be christened by the names of great poets, and Pope will be called Homer 1.
A THING.] A little abject thing **.
* Dennis's Daily Journal, May 11, 1728. + Dennis's Rem. on Hom. pref. Dennis's Rem. on the Rape of the Lock. pref. p. 9. & Char. of Mr. P. p. 3. ll Ibid. Dennis's Rem. on Homer,
** Ibid. p. 3.
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The Numerals shew the Book, the Figures the Verse.
MBROSE Philips, i. 105. iii. 326.
Breval, J. Durant, ï. 126. 238.