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For what is understood by fame,
Beside the getting of a name?
But, e'er since men invented guns,
A different way their fancy runs :
To paint a Hero, we inquire OITS.
For something that will conquer fire


? Would you describe Turenne or Trump? Think of a bucket or a pump. Are these too low?-then find out grander, Call my Lord Cutts a Salamander. Tis well but since we live' among

mónia 10 Poting Detractors with an evil tongueguiti dikaitkan Whio may object against the term, it is p115 Pliny shall prove what we affirm i ri “less

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First, then, our author has defin'ds silloi t's This reptile of the serpent kind,

With gaudy coat, and shining train;
But loathsome spots his body stain:
Out from some hole obscure he flies,
When rains descend, and tempests rise, ? '
Till the sun clears the air; and then
Crawls back neglected to his den.

So, when the war has rais'd a storm,
I've seen a snake in human form,
All stain'd with infamy and vice,
Leap from the dunghill in a trice,
Burnish, and make a gaudy'show,
Become a general, peer, and beau,
Till peace has made the sky serene,
Then shrink into its hole again.
“ All this we grant--why then look yonder:
Sure that must be a Salamander !"

Further, we are by Pliny told,
This serpent is extremely cold ;

So cold, that put it in the fire,
'Twill make the very flames expire :
Besides, it spews a filthy froth
(Whether through rage or love, or both)
Of matter purulent and white,
Which, happening on the skin to light,
And there corrupting to a wound,
Spreads leprosy and baldness round.

So have I seen a batter'd beau,
By age and claps grown cold as snow,
Whose breath or touch, where'ér he came,
Blew out love's torch, or chill'd the flame:
And should some nymph, who ne'er was cruel,
Like Carleton cheap, or fam'd'Du-Ruel,
Receive the filth which he ejects,
She soon would find the same effects,
Her tainted carcase to pursue,
As from the salamander's spew ;
A dismal shedding of her locks,
And, if no leprosy, a pox,
“ Then I'll appeal to each bystander,
If this be not a Salamander ?

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Mordanto fills the trump of fame, . !!
The Christian worlds his deeds proclaim,
And prints are crowded with his name,

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In journies he outrides the post, Sits up till midnight with his host, Talks politics, and gives the toast.

Knows every prince'in Europe's face, Flies like a squib from place to place, And travels not, but runs a race.

Punici From Paris gazette a-la-main,

7-3dcin This day's arriv'd; without his train, , 1:1,5; ra Mordanto in a week from Spain.

intl 1971.) A messenger comes all a-reek Mordanto at Madrid to seek:

3110c Worl: in He left the town above a week.

To listi,
Next day the postboy winds his horn,
And rides through Dover in the morn:
Mordanto's landed from Leghorn. Toisirs

Mordanto gallops on alone,
The roads are with his followers strown,
This breaks a girth, and that a bone;

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His body active as his mind, Returning sound in limb and wind, Except some leather lost behind.

A skeleton in outward figure,
His meagre corpse, though full of vigour,
Would halt behind him, were it bigger.

So wonderful his expedition, When


have not the least suspicion, He's with you like an apparition.

Shines in all climates like a star; In senates bold, and fierce in war; A land commander, and a tar :

Heroic actions early bred in,
Ne'er to be match'd in modern reading,
But by his namesake, Charles of Sweden.


(Swift's hatred to the Scottish nation led him to look upon the

Union with great resentment, as a measure degrading to England. T'he Scottish themselves hardly detested the idea more than he did; and that is saying as much as possible.]

The queen has lately lost a part
For want of which, by way of botch,
She piec'd it up again with Scotch.
Blest revolution ! which creates
Divided hearts, united states !
See how the double nation lies,
Like a rich coat with skirts of frize :
As if a man, in making posies,
Should bundle thistles up with roses.

*. The motto on Queen Anne's coronation medal.-N.

Who ever yet a union saw
Of kingdoms without faith or law? *
Hencetorward let no statesman dare
A kingdom to a ship compare ;

A vessel with a double keel:
Which, just like ours, new rigg'd and mann'd,

be Commonweal,
And got about a league from land,
By change of wind to leeward side,
The pilot knew not how to guide.
So tossing faction will o'erwhelm
Our crazy double-bottom'd realm. .

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[This elegant compliment led to numerous silly imitations, whick causes Swift to put a caution in Apollo's Edict to the Poets:

! With females' compounds I am cloyd,
Which only pleased in Biddy Floyd.”


When Cupid did his grandsire Jove entreat
To form some Beauty by a new receipt, a


i. e. Diftering in religion and law. + The following elegant Latin version of this “ Receipt" was first printed in the

sixth volume of Dryden's Miscellanies:

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