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Alexander Pope (1688–1744). Complete Poetical Works. 1903.

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On Beaufort House Gate at Chiswick

  • The Lord Treasurer Middlesex’s house at Chelsea, after passing to the Duke of Beaufort, was called Beaufort House. It was afterwards sold to Sir Hans Sloane. When the house was taken down in 1740, its gateway, built by Inigo Jones, was given by Sir Hans Sloane to the Earl of Burlington, who removed it with the greatest care to his garden at Chiswick, where it may be still seen. (Ward.)

  • I WAS brought from Chelsea last year,

    Batter’d with wind and weather;

    Inigo Jones put me together;

    Sir Hans Sloane let me alone;

    Burlington brought me hither.