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Such is the record of this young man's brief, brilliant, and pathetic career. There is but little left to justify for him a place in English literature, and it is the more difficult to make any claim on his behalf that his writings have never been collected. There exist from his pen various essays in collections. Thus, there are verses mentioned by Swift in Tonson's sixth "Miscellany." In the second number of the Tatler he wrote the verses entitled "The Medicine"—a humorous story based upon a passage in Burton's " Anatomy of Melancholy." When Steele discontinued the Tatler Harrison started it afresh, and edited fifty-two numbers—-13th January, 1711, to 19th May, 1711. These form what is sometimes called the " Fifth Volume" of the Tatler, but although Swift and Congreve were among the contributors, the new periodical did not maintain the reputation of its predecessor. He wrote an "Ode to the Duke of Marlborough," which is printed in Duncombe's translation of Horace. In Nichols " Select Collection of Poems" there are the following:—"To Mrs. M. M., with a bough of an orange tree" (Vol. IV., p. 180); "In Praise of Laudanum" (p. 181); "To a very Young
Lady" (p. 182); "On the Death of a Lady's
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