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To his Grace the Duke of Chandos
[ed.] "James Brydges, first Duke of Chandos. By 1738 Swift became 'incensed with the Duke's incivility' and wrote 'The Dean and the Duke', first published in 1765." (Tucker [1992], 212) (AH)
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1 Were Princes grac'd with Souls like thine,
2 Princes had still been deem'd divine.
3 Such Merit as we find in thee,
4 First introduc'd Idolatry;
5 When an excelling Form and Mind,
6 Delighting, had misled Mankind;
7 Inspiring with an awful Sense
8 Of infinite Beneficence.
9 Were Kings elective, Realms would sue,
10 Contending to be sway'd by you.
11 Yet, tho' no regal Throne is thine,
12 Thou hast no Reason to repine;
13 Since Heav'n, that gave the Monarch's Heart,
14 Bestow'd thee far the nobler Part.

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Title (in Source Edition): To his Grace the Duke of Chandos.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: virtue; vice
Genres: panegyric
References: DMI 11369

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Poems on Several Occasions. London: Printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735, p. 57. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 523; Foxon p. 45)

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