hairs of the heads are not so good as that of the Neptune. 1 Gibber built the Danish church in London, and was buried there himself, with his second wife, for whom a monument was erected in 1696. The son will be known as long as the Careless Husband and the Memoirs of his own life exist, and so long the injustice of calling the figures at Bedlam
—"his brazen, brainless brothers,"
and the peevish weakness of thrusting him into the Dunciad in the room of Theobald, the proper hero, will be notorious. 2
of Hanau, is mentioned in De Bie's Golden Cabinet, who says he was employed by the King of England to adorn his palace with works in marble and models in clay, and that he died in London, 1661. It is uncertain whether this king was Charles the First, or whether Du Sart came over and died soon after the Restoration.
an original genius, a citizen of nature ; consequently, it is indifferent where she produced him. When a man strikes out novelty from himself, the place of his birth has little
two figures in the pediment, each of them four tons of stone, 1401. ; for both, for a round statue with a boy on his shoulder, 60l.; for two dogs, 8l. each; for twelve Cæsar's heads, 5l. a piece; my Lord Kingston did, after this, pay for board and wine for me and my man. For two statues as big as life, I had 35l. a piece, and all charges borne; and at this rate I shall endeavour to serve a nobleman in freestone.'" Freestone, in most other instances, was the material which he preferred.—D.
"Where o'er the gates by his famed father's hand,
Great Cibber's brazen, brainless brothers stand."—Dunciad.
Warburton says, in a note, that "Colley Cibber remonstrated, because his brothers at Bedlam were not brazen, but blocks; yet it passed unaltered, as it no ways altered the relationship." Of that witty bishop's retorts, this was, nevertheless, one of the least happy; for Colley was vivacious and impudent. The statue of Wykeham was given when Lewis Cibber, the second son, was elected at Winchester school. Pope's idea was not original, for Colley, in the Apology for his Life, observes, "that the statue seemed to speak in behalf of his kinsman."—D.