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And then for mine obligingly mistakes
The first lampoon Sir Will or Bubo makes
Poor guiltless I and can I choose but smile,
When every coxcomb knows me by my style?
Curst be the verse, how well soc'er it flow,
That tends to make one worthy man my foe,
Give virtue scandal, innocence a fear,
Or from the soft-ey'd virgin steal a tear!
But he who hurts a harmless neighbour's peace,
Insults fallen worth, or beauty in distress;
Who loves a lie, lame slander helps about,
Who writes a libel, or who copies out;
That fop whose pride aflects a patron's name,
Yet absent wounds an author's honest fame;
Who can your merit selfishly approve,
And show the sense of it without the love;
Who has the vanity to call you Friend,
Yet wants the honor injur'd to defend;
Who tells whate'er you think, whate'er you say,
And, if he lie not, inust at least betray.
Who to the dean and silver bell can swear,
And sees at Cannons what was never there;
Who reads but with a lust to misapply,
Make satire a lampoon, and fiction lie-
A lash like mine ho honest man shall dread,
But all such babbling blockheads in his stead.
Let Sporus tremble.-A. What! that thing

of silk?

Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk?
Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel?
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?

P. Yetlet ine flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings;
Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys,
Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys:
So well-bred spaniels civilly delight

In mumbling of the game they dare not bite.
Eternal smiles his emptiness betray,

That not for Fame, but Virtue's better end,
He stood the furious foe, the timid friend,
The damning critic, half-approving wit,
The coxcomb hit, or fearing to be hit;
Laugh'd at the loss of friends he never had,
The dull, the proud, the wicked, and the mad
The distant threats of vengeance on his head,
The blow unfelt, the tear he never shed;
The tale reviv'd, the lie so oft o'erthrown,
Th' imputed trash and dulness not his own;
The morals blacken'd when the writings 'scape,
The libell'd person, and the pictur'd shape;
Abuse on all he lov'd, or lov'd him, spread;
A friend in exile, or a father dead;
The whisper that, to greatness still too near,
Perhaps yet vibrates on his Sov'reign's ear-
Welcome for thee, fair Virtue! all the past;
For thee, fair Virtue! welcome even the last!
A. But why insult the poor, affront the great?
P. A knave's a knave to me in ev'ry state.
Alike my scorn if he succeed or fail,
Sperus at court, or Japhet in a jail,
A hireling scribbler, or a hireling peer,
Knight of the post corrupt, or of the shire,
If on a pillory, or near a throne,
He gain his Prince's car, or lose his own.

Yet soft by nature, more a dupe than wit,
Sappho can tell you how this man was bit:
This dreaded Sat'rist Dennis will confess
Foe to his pride, but friend to his distress:
So humble, he has knock'd at Tibald's door,
Has drunk with Cibber, nay has rhym'd for

Full ten years slander'd, did he once reply?
Three thonsand suns went down on Welsted's lie.
To please a Mistress, one aspers'd his life;
He lash'd him not, but let her be his wife:
Let Budge charge-low Grubstreet on his quill,
And write whate'er he pleas'd, except his Will;
Let the two Curls of Town and Court abuse
father, mother, body, soul, and muse.
Yet why? that Father held it for a rule,
It was a sin to call our neighbour fool:
That harmless Mother thought no wife a whore:
Hear this, and spare his faniily, James Moor !
Unspotted names, and memorable long !
If there be force in Virtue or in Song.

As shallow streams run dimpling all the way.
Whether in florid impotence he speaks, -
And, astheprompterbreathes, the puppet squeaks,His
Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad,
Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad,
In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies,
Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies.
His wit all see-saw, between that and this;
Now high, now low, now master up, how miss,
And he himself one vile antithesis.
Amphibeous thing! that acting either part,
The trifling head, or the corrupted heart;
Fop at the toilet, flatt'rer at the board,
Now trips a lady, and now struts a lord..
Eve's tempter thus the rabbins have express'd:
A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest.
Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust,
Wit, that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
Not fortune's worshipper, nor fashion's fool,
Not lucre's madman, nor anıbition's tool,
Not proud, nor servile; be one Poct's praise,
That, if he pleas'd, he pleas'd by manly ways:No language but the language of the heart.
That flatt'ry ev 'n to Kings he held a shame,
And thought a lie in verse or prose the same:
That not in Fancy's maze he wander'd long,
But stoop'd to Truth, and moraliz'd his song:

Of gentle blood (part shed in Honor's cause,
While yet in Britain Honor had applause)
Each parent sprung.-4. What fortune, pray?—
P. Their own;
And better got than Bestia's from the throne.
Born to no Pride, inheriting no Strife,
Nor marrying Discord in a noble wife;
Stranger to civil and religious rage,
The good man walk'd innoxious through his age,
No Courts he saw, no Suits would ever try,
Nor dar'd an Oath, nor hazarded a Lie.
Unlearn'd, he knew no schoolman's subtle art:

By nature honest, by experience wise,
Healthy by temp'rance, and by exercise ;
His life, tho' long, to sickness pass'd unknown,
His death was instant, and without a groan.

O grant

O grant me thus to live, and thus to die!
Who sprung from Kings shall know less joy
than I.

O Friend! may each domestic bliss be thine!
Be no unpleasing Melancholy mine:
Me let the tender office long engage,
To rock the cradle of reposing Age;
With lenient arts extend a Mother's breath,
Make languorsmile, and smooth the bed of death;
Explore the thought, explain the asking eye,
And keep awhile one parent from the sky!
On cares like these, if length of days attend,
MayHeaven, toblessthosedays, preservemy friend,
Preserve him social, cheerful, and serene,
And just as rich as when he serv'd a Queen.

4. Whether that blessing be denied or given, Thus far was right, the rest belongs to Heaven.

In me what spots (for spots I have) appear,

§ 20. Sutires and Epistles of Horace imitated. Pope. Will prove at least the medium must be clear.


In this impartial glass my Muse intends
Fair to expose myself, my foes, my friends;
Publish the present age; but where my text
Is vice too high, reserve it for the next:
My foes shall wish my life a longer date,
And ev'ry friend the less lament my fate.
My head and heart thus flowing thro' my quill,
Verseman or proseman, term me which you will,
Papist or Protestant, or both between,
Like good Erasmus, in an honest mean,
In moderation placing all my glory,
While Tories call me Whig, and Whigs a Tory.
Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet
To run a-muck, and tilt at all I meet;
I only wear it in a land of hectors,
Thieves, supercargoes, sharpers, and directors.
Save but our army! and let Jove incrust
Swords, pikes, and guns, with everlasting rust!
Peace is my dear delight-not Fleury's more:
But touch me, and no minister so sore.
Who'er offends, at some unlucky time
Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme,
Sacred to ridicule his whole life long,
And the sad burthen of some merry song.

Slander or poison dread from Delia's rage;
Hard words, or hanging, if your judge be Page:
From furious Sappho scarce a milder fate,
P-x'd by her love, or libell'd by her hate,
Its proper pow'r to hurt, each creature feels;
Bulls aim their horns, and as-es lift their heels;
Tis a bear's talent not to kick, but hug;
And no man wonders he's not stung by pug.
So drink with Waters, or with Chartres cat;
They'll never poison you, they'll only cheat.

Then, learned Sir ! (to cut the matter short)
Whate'er my fate, or well or ill at Court,
Whether old age, with faint but cheerful ray,
Attends to gild the ev'ning of my day;
Or death's black wing already be display'd,
To wrap me in the universal shade ;*
Whether the darken'd room to muse invite,
Or whiten'd wall provoke the skewer to write,
In durance, exile, Bedlam, or the Mint,
Like Lee or Budgel, I will rhyme and print.

F. Alas,

To Mr. Fortescue.

P. THERE are (I scarce can think it, but am told)
There are to whom my Satire seems too bold;
Scarce to wise Peter complaisant enough,
And something said of Chartres much too rough.
The lines are weak, another's pleas'd to say;
Lord Fanny spins a thousand such a day.
Tim'rous by nature, of the rich in awe,
I come to counsel learned in the law:
You'll give me, like a friend both sage and free,
Advice; and (as you use) without a fee.

F I'd write no more.

A. Not write? but then I think:
And for my soul I cannot sleep a wink.
I nod in company, I wake at night;
Fools rush into my head, and so I write.
F. You could not do a worse thing for your life.
Why, if the nights seem tedious, take a wife:
Or rather truly, if your point be rest,
Lettuce and cowslip wine - probatum est.
But talk with Celsus, Celsus will advise
Hartshorn, or something that shall close your eyes.
Or, if you needs must write, write Cæsar's praise;
You'll gain at least a knighthood, or the bays.
P. What! like Sir Richard, rumbling, rough,
and fierce,
[the verse,
With Arms, and George, and Brunswick crowd
Rend with tremendous sound your ears asunder,
With gun, drum, trumpet, blunderbuss, and

Abuse the city's best good men in metre,
And laugh at peers that put their trust in Peter.
Ev'n those you touch not, hate you.

P. What should ail them?
F. A hundred smart in Timon and in Balaam.
The fewer still you naine, you wound the more
Bond is but one, but Harpax is a score.

P. Each mortal has his pleasure: none deny
Scarsdale his bottle, Darty his ham-pye ;
Ridotta sips and dances, till she see
The doubling lustres dance as fast as she;
F-loves the senate, Hockley hole his brother,
Like in all else as one egg to another.
I love to pour out all myself, as plain
As downright Shippen, or as old Montaigne :
In them, as certain to be lov'd as seen.
The soul stood forth, nor kept a thought

Or nobly wild, with Budgel's fire and force,
Paint angels trembling round his failing horse

F. Then all your Muse's softe art display,
Let Carolina smooth the tuneful lay,
Lull with Amelia's liquid name the Nine,
And sweetly flow thro' all the royal line.

P. Alas! few, verses touch their nicer ear;
They scarce can bear their Laureate twice a-year;
And justly Cæsar scorns the poet's lays;
It is to history he trusts for praise.

F. Better be Cibber, I'll maintain it still,
Than ridicule all taste, blaspheme quadrille,

F. Alas, young man! your days can ne'er be
In flow'r of age you perish for a song! [long;
Plums and diretors, Shylock and his wife,
Will club their testers now to take your life!

P. What? arin'd for virtue when I point the


Brand the bold front of shameless guilty men;
Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car;
Bare the mean heart that lurks beneath a star;
Can there be wanting, to defend her cause,
Lights of the church, or guardians of the laws?
Could pension d Boileau lash in honest strain
Flatt'rers and bigots even in Louis' reign?
Could Laureate Dryden pimp and friar engage,
Yet neither Charles nor James be in a rage?
And I not strip the gilding off a knave,
Unplac'd, unpension'd, no man's heir or slave?
I will, or perish in the gen'rous cause:
Hear this and tremble! you who 'scape the
Yes, while I live, no rich or noble knave [laws.
Shall walk the world in credit to his grave.
To virtue only and her friends a friend,
The world beside may murnier or commend.
Know, all the distant din that world can keep,
Rolls o'er my grotto, and but sooths my sleep.
There, my retreat the best companions grace,
Chief's out of war, and statesmen out of place.
There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl

The feast of reason and the flow of soul:
And he, whose lightning pierc'd th' Iberian lines,
Now forms my quincunx, and now ranks my
Or tames the genius of the stubborn plain, [vines;
Almost as quickly as he conquer'd Spain.

Envy must own, I live among the great,
No pinip of pleasure, and no spy of state;
With eyes that pry not, tongue that ne'er repeats,
Fond to spread friendships, but to cover heats;
To help who want, to forward who excel; [tell;
This all who know me know; who love me,
And he unknown defame me, let them be
Scribblers to peers, alike are mob to me.
This is my plea, on this I rest my cause-
What saith my counsel, learned in the laws?

F. Your plea is good; but still I say, beware!
Laws are explain'd by menso have a care.
It stands on record, that in Richard's times
A man was hang'd for honest rhymes!
Consult the statute, quart. I think it is,
Edwardi sex. or prim. et quint. Eliz.
See Libels, Satires- here you have it read.
P. Libels and Satires! lawless things indeed!
But grave Epistles, bringing vice to light,
Such as a King might read, a Bishop write,
Such as Sir Robert would approve
F. Indeed?
The case is alter'd- you may then proceed;
In such a cause the plaintiff will be hiss'd,
My lords the judges laugh, and you 're dismiss'd.

(A doctrine sage, but truly none of mine),
Let's talk, my friends, but talk before we dine.
Not when a gilt buffet's reflected pride
Turns you from sound philosophy aside;
Not when from plate to plate your eye-balls roll,
And the brain dancing to the mantling bowl.

Hear Bethel's Sermon, one not vers'd in schools,

But strong in sense, and wise without the rules
Go work, hunt, exercise! (he thus began)
Then scorn a homely dinner if you can.
Your wine lock'd up, your butler stroll'd abroad,
Or fish denied (the river yet unthaw'd),
If then plain bread and milk will do the feat,
The pleasure lies in you, and not the meat.

Preach as I please, I doubt our curious men
Will choose a pheasant still before a hen;
Yet hens of Guinea full as good I hold,
Except you eat the feathers green and gold.
Of carps and mullets why prefer the great,
(Tho' cut in pieces ere my Lord can cat),
Yet for small turbots such esteem profess?
Because God made these large, the other less.
Oldfield, with more than harpy throat endued,
Cries, "send me, gods! a whole hog barbecued,
O blast it, sonth winds, till a stench exhale
Rank as the ripeness of a rabbit's tail!
By what criterion do you cat, d'ye think,
If this is priz'd for sweetness, that for stink?
When the tir'd glutton labors thro' a treat,
He finds no relish in the sweetest meat;
He calls for something bitter, something sour,
And the rich feast concludes extremely poor :
Cheap eggs, and herbs, and olives still we see ;
Thus much is left of old Simplicity!
The Robin-red-breast till of late had rest,

And children sacred held a Martin's nest.
Till Becca-ficas sold so dev'lish dear
To one that was, or would have been, a Peer.

Let me extol a Cat on oysters fed,
I'll have a party at the Bedford-head ;
Or ev'n to crack live Crawfish recommend,
I'd never doubt at Court to make a friend.
"Tis yet in vain, I own, to keep a pother
About one vice, and fall into the other:
Between Excess and Famine lies a mean;
Plain, but not sordid; tho' not splendid, clean.
Avidien, or his Wife (no matter which,
For him you'll call a dog, and her a bitch)
Sell their presented partridges and fruits,
And humbly live on rabbits and on roots :
One half-pint bottle serves them both to dine,
And is at once their vinegar and wine.
But on some lucky day (as when they found
A lost Bank bill, or heard their son was drown'd)
At such a feast, old vinegar to spare,

Is what two souls so gen rous cannot bear :
Oil, though it stink, they drop by drop impart;
But sonse the cabbage with a bounteous heart.

He knows to live who keeps the middle state,
And neither leans on this side nor on that;
Nor stops for one bad cork his butler's pay;
Swears, like Albutius, a good cook away;
Nor lets, like Nævius, ev'ry error pass;
The musty wine, foul cloth, or greasy glass.


To Mr. Bethel.

WHAT, and how great, the virtue and the
To live on little with a cheerful heart, [art,


Now hear what blessings Temperance can | Or, blest with little, whose preventing care In peace provides fit arms against a war? (Thus said our friend, and what he said I sing) Thus Bethel spoke, who always speaks his First Health: the stomach (crammi'd from ev'ry thought, dish,

And always thinks the very thing he ought:

A tomb of boil'd and roast, and flesh and fish,His equal mind I copy what I call,
Where bile, and wind, and phlegm, and acidjar, And as I love, would imitate, the man.
And all the man is one intestine war.)
In South-sea days not happier, when surmis
Remembers oft the school-boy's simple fare, The lord of thousands, than if now excis'd;
The temp'rate sleeps, and spirits light as air. In forest planted by a father's hand,
How pale each worshipful and rev'rend guest Than in five acres now of rented land.
Rise from a Clergy or a City feast!
Content with little, I can piddle here
What life in all that ample body, say?
On brocoli and mutton round the year;
What heavenly particle inspires the clay ?
But antient friends (tho' poor, or out of play).
The soul subsides, an! wickedly inclines That touch my bell, I cannot turn away.
To seem but mortal, even in sound Divines. 'Tis true, no turbots dignify my boards;
But gudgeons, flounders, whatny Thamesaffords.
To Hounslow heath I point, and Bansted-down;
Thence comes your mutton, and these chicks
my own:

On morning wings how active springs the mind
That leaves the load of yesterday behind!
How easy ev'ry labor it pursues!
How coming to the Poet ev'ry Muse!
Not but we may exceed some holy time,
Or tir'd in search of Truth, or search of Rhyme;
Ill health some just indulgence may engage,
And more, the sickness of long life, Old Age;
For fainting Age what cordial drop remains,
If our intemp'rate Youth the vessel drains?

Our fathers prais'drank Ven'son. You suppose,
Perhaps, young men! your fathers had no nose.
Not so: a Buck was then a week's repast,
And 'twas their point, I ween, to make it last;
More pleas'd to keep it till their friends could


Than eat the sweetest by themselves at home.
Why had not I in those good times my birth,
Ere coxcomb pyes or coxcombs were on earth?

Unworthy he, the voice of Fame to hear,
That sweetest music to an honest ear
(For, faith, Lord Fanny! you are in the wrong!
The world's good word is better than a song),
Who has not learn'd, fresh sturgeon and ham-pyc"
Are no rewards for want and infamy?
When luxury has lick'd up all thy pelf,
Curs'd by thy neighbours, thy trustees, thyself;
To friends, to fortune, to mankind a shame,
Think how posterity will treat thy name;
And buy a rope, that future times may tell
Thou hast at least bestow'd a penny well.
"Right," cries his Lordship, "for a rogue in need
"To have a taste, is insolence indeed :
"In me, 'tis noble, suits my birth and state,
"My wealth unwieldly, and my heap too great."
Then, like the Sun, let Bounty spread her ray,
And shine that superfluity away.
O Impudence of wealth! with all thy store,
How dar'st thou let one worthy man be poor?
Shall half the new-built churches round thee fall?
Make Quays, build Bridges, or repair Whitehall:
Or to thy Country let that heap be lent,
As M-o's was, but not at five per cent.
Who thinks that fortune cannot change her!

Prepares a dreadful jest for all mankind.
And who stands safest ? tell me, is it he
That spreads and swells in pu'd prosperity;

From you old walnut tree a show'r shall fall;
And grapes, long ling'ring on my only wall,
And figs from standard and espalier join;
The devil is in you, if you cannot dine: [place);
Then cheerful healths (your mistress shall have
And, what's more rare, a poet shall say grace.
Fortune not much of humbling me can boast:
Tho' double tax'd, how little have I lost!
My life's amusements have been just the same
Before and after standing armies came.
My lands are sold, my father's house is gone:
I'll hire another's; is not that my own, [gate
And yours, my friends? thro' whose free op'ning
None comes too early, none departs too late;
For I who hold sage Homer's rule the best,
Welcome the coming, speed the going guest.


Pray Heaven it last! (eries Swift) as you go on: "I wish to God this house had been your own. "Pity! to build, without a son or wife;

Why, you'll enjoy it only all your life."
Well, if the use be mine, can it concern one,
Whether the name belong to Pope or Vernon?
What's property? dear Swift! you see it alter
From you to me, from me to Peter Walter;
Or, in a mortgage, prove a lawyer's share;
Or, in a jointure, vanish from the heir;
Or in pure equity (the case not clear)
The Chancery takes your rents for twenty year;
At best, it falls to some ungracious son, [own."
Who cries, My father's damn'd, and all's my
Shades, that to Bacon could retreat afford,
Become the portion of a booby lord;
And Hensley, once proud Buckingham's delight,
Slides to a scriv'ner, or a city knight.
Let lands and houses have what lords they will,
Let us be fix'd, and our own masters still.


The First Epistle of the First Book of Horace.


To Lord Bolingbroke.

ST. JOHN, whose love indulg'd my labors past, Matures my present, and shall bound my last!


Why will you break the Sabbath of my days?
Now sick alike of envy and of praise.
Public too long, ah let me hide my age!
See, modest Cibber now has left the stage;
Our Gen'rals, now, retir'd to their estates,
Hang their old Trophies o'er the Garden gates;
In Life's cool ev'ning, satiate of applause,
Nor fond of bleeding even in Brunswick's cause.
A voice there is, that whispers in my ear, [hear,
("Tis Reason's voice, which sometimes one can
Friend Pope: be prudent, let your Muse take
"And never gallop Pegasus to death; [breath,
"Lest stiff and stately, void of fire of force,
"You limp, like Blackmore, on a Lord Mayor's

"Tis the first Virtue, Vices to abhor;
And the first Wisdom, to be a Fool no more.
But to the world no bugbear is so great
As want of figure, and a small estate.
To either India see the merchant fly,
Sear'd at the spectre of pale Poverty!
See him, with pains of body, pangs
of soul,
Burn through the Tropic, freeze beneath the Pole!
Will thou do nothing for a nobler end,
Nothing, to make Philosophy thy friend?
To stop thy foolish views, thy long desires,
And ease thy heart of all that it admires?
Here Wisdoin calls: "Seek Virtue first, be bold!
"As Gold to Silver, Virtue is to Gold."
There, London's voice: "Get money, moneystill!
And then let Virtue follow, if she will."
This, this the saving doctrine preach'd to all,
From low St. James's up to high St. Paul!
From him whose quills stand quiver'd at his ear,
To him who notches sticks at Westminster.

Barnard in spirit, sense, and truth abounds;
Pray then, what wants he?" Fourscore thou-
sand pounds;
A pension, or such harness for a slave
As Bug now has, and Dorimant would have.
Barnard, thou art a Cit, with all thy worth;
But Bug and D*1, their Honors and so forth.

Yet ev'ry child another song will sing:
Virtue, brave boys! 'tis Virtue makes a King."
True, conscious Honor is to feel no sin;
He's arm'd without that's innocent within:
Be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass
Compar'd to this, a Minister 's an Ass.

Farewell, then, Verse, and Love, and ev'ry toy,
The rhymes and rattles of the man or boy;
What right, what true, what fit we justly call,
Let this be all my care -- for this is All:
To lay this harvest up, and hoard with haste,
That ev'ry day will want, and most, the last.
But ask not to what Doctors I apply;
Sworn to no master, of no sect am 1:
As drives the storm, at any door I knock;
And house with Montaigne now, or now with
Sometimes a Patriot, active in debate, [Locke.
Mix with the World, and battle for the State,
Free as young Lyttleton her cause pursue,
Still true to Virtue, and as warm as true:
Sometimes with Aristippus, or St. Paul,
Indulge my candor, and grow all to all;
Back to my native moderation slide,
And win my way by yielding to the tide.
Long, as to him, who works for debt, the day,
Long as the night to her whose Love's away,
Long as the year's dull circle seems to run
When the brisk Minor pants for twenty-one;
So slow th' unprofitable moments roll,
That lock up all the functions of my soul ;
That keep me from myself, and still delay
Life's instant business to a future day :
That task, which as we follow, or despise,
The eldest is a fool, the youngest wise :
Which done, the poorest can no wants endure;
And, which not done, the richest must be poor.
Late as it is, I put myself to school,
And feel some comfort not to be a fool.
Weak tho' I am of limb, and short of sight,
Far from a Lynx, and not a Giant quite;
Pil do what Mead and Cheselden advise,
To keep these limbs, and to preserve these eyes.
Not to go back, is somewhat to advance;
And men must walk at least before they dance.



And say, to which shall our applause belong,
This new Court jargon, or the good old song?
The modern language of corrupted peers,
Or what was spoke at Cressy or Poitiers?
Who counsels best! who whispers, "Be but great,
"With praise or infamy, leave that to fate;
"Get Place and Wealth, if possible with grace;
If not, by any means get Wealth and Place:"
For what? to have a box where Eunuchs sing,
And foremost in the circle eye a King-
Or he, who bids the face with steady view
Proud Fortune,andlook shallow Greatnessthro';
And, while he bids thee, sets th' Example too?
If such a doctrine in St. James's air
Should chance to make the well-drest rabble stare;
If honest Sz take scandal at a spark
That less admires the Palace than the Park,
Faith I shall give the answer Reynard gave:


I cannot like, dread Sir, your Royal Cave; “Because I sce, by all the tracks about, "Full inany a beast goes in, but none come out." Adieu to Virtue, if your 're once a Slave;

Say, does thy blood rebel, thy bosom inove
With wretched Av'rice, or as wretched Love?
Know, there are words and spells which can con-Send her to Court, you send her to her grave.
Between the Fits, this Fever of the soul; [trol:
Know, there are rhymes, which, fresh and fresh

Well, if a King's a Lion, at the least
The people are a many-headed beast :
Can they direct what measures to pursue,
Who know themselves so little what to do?
Alike in nothing but one lust of gold,
Just half the land would buy, and half be sold;
Their country's wealth our mightier Misers drain,
Or cross, to plunder provinces, the main ;




Will cure the arrant'st puppy of his pride.
Be furious, envious, slothful, mad, or drunk,
Slave to a wife, or vassal to a punk,
A Switz, a High Dutch, or a Low Dutch bear:
All that we ask is but a patient car,

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