concluding paragraph
Note by A Milnes to Pope's Works a chapter of The Life Of Pope

From the concluding paragraph alluded to are the following lines:—

'Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favours call,
She comes unlook'd for if she comes at all,
But if the purchase cost so dear a price,
As soothing Folly, or exalting Vice:
Oh! if the muse must flatter lawless sway,
And follow still where fortune leads the way;
Or if no basis bear my rising name
But the fall'n ruins of another's fame;
Then teach me, heav'n! to scorn the guilty bays,
Drive from my breast that wretched lust of praise;
Unblemish'd let me live, or die unknown;
Oh! grant an honest fame, or grant me none.'

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