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PHR

PHRYN E.

HRYNE had talents for mankind,
Open the was, and unconfin'd,
Like fome free port of trade:

Merchants unloaded here their freight,

And Agents from each foreign ftate,
Here firft their entry made.

Her learning and good breeding fuch,
Whether th' Italian or the Dutch,
Spaniards or French came to her :

To all obliging she'd appear:
'Twas Si Signior, 'twas Yaw Mynbeer,
'Twas S'il vous plaift, Monfieur.

Obfcure by birth, renown'd by crimes,
Still changing names, religions, climes,

At length she turns a Bride:

In di'monds, pearls, and rich brocades,
She fhines the firft of batter'd jades,
And flutters in her pride.

So have I known those Infects fair
(Which curious Germans hold fo rare)

Still vary shapes and dyes;

Still gain new Titles with new forms;

First grubs obfcene, then wriggling worms,
Then painted butterflies.

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VII.

DR. SWIFT.

The Happy Life of a COUNTRY PARSON.

PA

Arfon, these things in thy poffeffing
Are better than the Bishop's bleffing.
A Wife that makes conferves; a Steed
That carries double when there's need:

October store, and best Virginia,
Tythe-Pig, and mortuary Guinea:

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Gazettes fent gratis down, and frank'd,
For which thy Patron's weekly thank’d:
A large Concordance, bound long fince:
Sermons to Charles the Firft, when Prince; 10
A Chronicle of ancient ftanding;

A Chryfoftom to smooth thy band in.
The Polyglott---three parts,---my text,
Howbeit,--likewife

now to my next.

Lo here the Septuagint,—and Paul,
To fum the whole, the close of all.

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He that has thefe, may pafs his life, Drink with the 'Squire, and kiss his wife; On Sundays preach, and eat his fill;

And faft on Fridays

if he will;

Toast Church and Queen, explain the News,
Talk with Church-Wardens about Pews,
Pray heartily for fome new Gift,

And shake his head at Doctor St.

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