From an original Picture by Kneller, in the Hall of Queen's College, Oxford.
This is but a poor countenance for TICKELL, the friend of Addison. It is gentle, indeed, but full of timidity, with a petit month and a lack-lustre eye. Not much can he said of (or for) his verses. His elegy has been admired; but we cannot detect anything in it beyond the mild common-place which is usually seen in that kind of poem. The best lines are—
What new employments please the unbody'd mind?
A winged virtue, through the eternal sky,
From world to world unwearied does he fly?
But there is nothing else to challenge the attention.