On the Reverend Mr. LAURENCE ECHARD's, and Bishop GILBERT BURNET's Histories.
1 GIL'S history appears to me
2 Political anatomy,
3 A case of skeletons well done,
4 And malefactors every one.
5 His sharp and strong incision pen
6 Historically cuts up men,
7 And does with lucid skill impart
8 Their inward ails of head and heart.
9 LAURENCE proceeds another way,
10 And well-dress'd figures doth display:
11 His characters are all in flesh,
12 Their hands are fair, their faces fresh;[Page 147]
13 And from his sweet'ning art derive
14 A better scent than when alive.
15 He wax-work made to please the sons,
16 Whose fathers were GIL'S skeletons.
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Title (in Source Edition): An EPIGRAM. On the Reverend Mr. LAURENCE ECHARD's, and Bishop GILBERT BURNET's Histories.
Author: Matthew Green
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; history
References: DMI 21893
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