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Some foe to his upright intent
Finds out his weaker part, Virtue engages his affent,
But pleasure wins his heart.
'Tis here the folly of the wise
Through all his art we view,
His conscience, owns it true.
Bound on a voyage of great length
And dangers little known,
Man vainly trusts his own..
But oars alone can ne'er prevail
To reach the distant coast,
Or all the toil is loft.
THE THE MODERN PATRIOT.
REBELLION is my theme all' day,
I only with 'twould come (As who knows but perhaps it may).
A little nearer home.
Yon roaring boys who rave and fight
On t'other side the Atlantic,
But most so when most frantica
When lawless mobs insult the courty,
That man shall be my toast,
Who, bravely breaks the most...
But oh! for him my fancy culls
The choicest fow’rs she bears, Who constitutionally pulls
Your house about your ears. .
Such civil broils are my delight,,
Tho? fome folks can't endure 'em Who say the mob are mad outright,
And that a rope must cure 'em.
A rope ! I wish we patriots had
Such strings for all who need 'em What! hang a man for going mad?:
Then farewell British freedom..
On observing some Names of little Note recorded its
tbe BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.
OH fond attempt to give a deathless lotý. To names ignoble, born to be forgot! In vain recorded in historic page, They court the notice of a future aġe, Those twinkling tiny lustres of the land, Drop one by one from Fame's neglecting hand;, Lethæan gulphs receive them as they fall, And, dark oblivion soon absorbs them all.
So when a child, as playful children use, Has burnt to tinder a stale last year's news, The flame extinct, he views the roving fire, There goes my lady, and there goes the squire, There
the parson, oh! illustrious fpark, And there, scarce lefs illustrious, goes the clerk.
Of an adjudged Cafe nat to be found in any of the
BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest
arose, The spectacles set them unhappily wrong ; The point in dispute was, as all the world knows,
To which the faid spectacles ought to belong.
So the tongue was the lawyer and argued the cause
In behalf of the Nose, it will quickly appear,
And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find, That the Nose has had fpe&acles always in wear,
Which amounts to poffeffion time out of mind.
Then holding the spe&acles up to the court-
Design'd to fit close to it, just like a faddle.
Again, would your lordship a moment, fuppose
('Tis a case that has happen's and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Pray who wou'd or who cou'd wear spectacles
On the whole it appears, and my argument shows
With a reasoning the court could never condemn, That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose, And the Nose was as plainly intended for them.