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VII.

Then shifting his side as a lawyer knows how,

He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes, But what were his arguments few people know, For the court did not think they were equally

wise.

VIII.

So his fordhip decreed with a grave solemn tones,

Decisive and clear without one if or but That whenever the Nose put his spectacles on

By day-light or candle-light-Eyes should be shut.

On the Burning of LORD MANSFIELD's Library, i together with his MSS. by the Mob, in the Monthi of June, 1780.

I.

SO then-the Vandals of our ille, .

Sworn foes to senfe and law, Have burnt to dust a nobler pile :

Than ever Roman faw.!

II. And

II,

And MURRAY fighs o’er Pope and Swift,

And many a treasure more,
The well-judg’d purchase and the gift

That grac'd his letter'd store.

III.

Tbeir pages mangled, burnt and torn,

The loss was bis alone,
But ages yet to come shall mourn

The burning of bis own.

Ο Ν

T H E

SA M E.

I.

WHEN wit and genius meet their doom

In all devouring flame,
They tell us of the fate of Rome,

And bid us fear the fame.

II.

O'er MURRAY's loss the moses wapt,

They felt the rude alarm,
Yet bless’d the guardian care that kept
His sacred head from harm.

III. There III.

There mem'ry like the bee that's fed'

From Flora's balmy store, The quintessence of all he read

Had treasur'd up before.

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The lawless berc with fury blind

Have done him cruel wrong,
The flow'rs are gone-but still we find

The honey on his tongue:

THE LOVE OF THE WORLD
REPROVED;. OR, HYPO.

CRISY DETECTED.

THUS says the prophet of the Turk,
Good mussulman, abstain from pork ;
There is a part in ev'ry swine,
No friend or follower of mine

* It may be proper to inform the reader that this piece has already appeared in print, having found its way, though with some unnecessary additions by an unknown hand, into the Leeds Journal, without the author's privity.

May

May taste, whate'er his inclination,
On pain of excommunication.
Such Mahomet's mysterious charge,
And thus he left the point at large.
Had he the sinful part express’d
They might with safety eat we rest ;
But for one piece they thought it hard
From the whole hog. to be debar 1,
And set their wit at work to find
What joint the prophet had in mind.
Much controversy strait arose,
These chuse the back, the belly those ;
By fome 'tis .confidently said
He meant not to forbid the head,
While others at the doctrine rail,
And piously prefer the tail.
Thus, conscience freed from ev'ry clog,
Mahometans eat up the hog.

You laugh—'tis well the tale apply'd
May make you laugh on t'other fide.
Renounce the world, the.preacher cries
We do-a multitude replies.
While one as innocent regards
A snug and friendly game at cards;
And one, whatever you may say,
Can see no evil in a play i

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Some love a concert or a race,
And others, shooting and the chase.
Revild and lov'd, renounc'd and follow'd,
Thus bit by bit the world is swallow'd';
Each thinks his neighbour makes too free,
Yet likes a flice as well as he ;
With sophistry their fauce they sweeteng
Till quite from tail to snout 'tis caten..

THE LILY AND THE ROSE.

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THE nymph must lose her female friend.

If more admir'd than themie
But where will fierce contention end

If flow'rs can disagree?

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Within the garden's peaceful scene:

Appear'd two lovely foes, Aspiring to the rank of queen,.

The lily and the role.

III. The

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