- 1—2. Cf.
"God of English pray'r and laud,
May good-nature speed at lenght..."
— Smart's Hymn XXI (St. James), lines 44—45; as well as
"Good-nature's an Englishman's merit
A title all Britons desire;
But We claim the name and the spirit,
From the corner stone up to spire".
— Smart's Song (A Mason is great and respected...), lines 8-11.
- 6. pulchritude — handsomeness instead in the ed. 1772a.
- 14, 16. See Jesus' words in the "Sermon on the Mount": "whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain" Matthew 5:41.