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- Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,
And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
- The Virtuoso (1737), Stanza x.
- Such and so various are the tastes of men.
- The Pleasures of the Imagination (published 1744), Book iii. Line 567.
- The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
- Epistle to Curio (1744).
- Than Timoleon's arms require,
And Tully’s curule chair, and Milton's golden lyre.
- "On a Sermon against Glory", Odes on Several Subjects (1745), Stanza ii.