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dying, but with very little uneasiness, till Tuesday “ morning, August 22, when between leven and eight “ o'clock he expired, almost without a groan.”

His lordship was buried at Hagley; and the following inscription is cut on the side of his lady's monu

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" This unadorned stone was placed here

“ By the particular desire and express “ directions of the Right Honourable

" GEORGE Lord LYTTELTON, “ Who died August 22, 1773, aged 64." Lord Lyttelton's Poems are the works of a man of literature and judgement, devoting part of his time to versification. They have nothing to be despised, and little to be admired. Of his Progress of Love, it is sufficient blame to say that it is pastoral. His blank verse in Blenheim has neither much force nor much elegance. His little performances, whether Songs or Epigrams, are sometimes spritely, and sometimes infipid. His epistolary pieces have a smooth equability, which cannot much tire, because they are short, but which seldom elevates or surprizes. But from this censure ought to be excepted his Advice to Belinda, which, though for the most part written when he was very young, contains much truth and much prudence, very elegantly and vigorously expressed, and shews a mind attentive to life, and a power

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FATHER PAUL SARP I.

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at Venice, August 14, 1552. His father followed merchandize, but with so little success, that, at his death, he left his family very ill provided for, but under the care of a mother, whose piety was likely to bring the blessing of Providence upon them, and whose wife conduct supplied the want of fortune by advaŋ. tages of greater value. .

Happily for young Sarpi, she had a brother, master of a celebrated school, under whose direction he was placed by her. Here he loft no time, but cultivated his abilities, naturally of the first

first rate, with unwearied application. He was born for study, having a natural aversion to pleasure and gaiety, and a memory so tenacious, that he could repeat thirty verses upon once hear. ing them.

Proportionable to his capacity was his progress in literature : at thirteen, having made himself master of school learning, he turned his studies to philosophy and the mathematicks, and entered upon logick under Vol. IV.

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