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But 'rebel-Wit deserts thee oft' in vain;

Loft in the maze of words he turns again,
And seeks a surer state, and courrs thy gentle reign.

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VI.

Afflicted Sense thou kindly doft set free,

Oppress'd with arguinental tyranny,
And roured Reafon finds a fase retreat in thee.

VII.

With thee in private modest Dulness lies,

And in thy bosom lurls in Thought's disguise ; Thou varnisher of Fools, and cheat of all the Wise !

VIII.
Yet thy indulgence is by both confeft; in
Folly by thee lies sleeping in the breast,
And 'cis in thee at last that Wisdom feeks for reft.

IX.
Silence the knave's repure, the whore's good namne,

The only honour of the wishing dame;
Thy very want of tongue makes thez a kind of Fame.

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X.
But could'st thou seize fome tongues that now are

free,
How Church and State should be oblig'd to thee ?
At Senate, and ac Bar, how welcome would'lt, thou

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* Yet speech ev’n there, submissively withdraws,

Froin rights of subje&ts, and the poor man's cause: ' Then pompous Silence reigns, and stills che noisy Laws

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XII.
Palt services of friends, good deeds of foes,

What Fav'rites gain, and what the Nation owes, Fly the forgetful world, and in thy arins repose.

XIII.
The country wit, religion of the town,

The .courrier's learning, policy o'th' gown,
Are belt by thee expressid; and Chine in thce alone.

XIV.
The parson's cant, the lawyer's Tophistry,

Lord's quibbla, critic's jelt; all end in thee,
All rest in peace at last, and Sleep eternally.

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E. of DORSET.

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A R T E MISI A.
HO' Artemisia talks, by fits, ,

Of councils, classics , fathers,
Reads Malbranche, Boyle, and Locke :
Yet in some things methinks she fails,
Twere well if she would pare her nails,

And were à cleaner smack.,
Haughty and huge as High-Dutch bride,
Such nastiness and so much pride

Are oddly join'd by fare :
On her large squab you find her spread,
Like a fac corpse upon a bed,

That lies and ttinks in stace.

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She wears no colours (lign of grace )
On any pare except her face ;

All white and blak belide :
Dauntless her look, her gesture proud,
Her voice theatrically loud

And inasculine her Itride.

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So have I feen, in black and white
A praring thing, a Magpye hight,

Majestically stalk;
A starely, worthless animal,
That plies the tongue, and wags the tail,

All fuccer, pride, and talk.

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PHRY N E. PRyne had talents for inankind,

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Open she was, and unconfin'd,
Like some free port of trade :.
Merchands unloaded here their freight,
And Agents from each foreign state,

Here first their entry inada.
Her learning and good breeding such,
Whether th’Italian or the Dutch,

Spaniards or French came to her :
To all obliging The'd appear :
Twas Si Signior, 'twas Yaw Mynheer,

'Twas S'il vous plaist, Monfieur. obscure by birth, renown'd by crimes, Still changing names, religions, climes,

At length she turns a Bride :
In di’monds, Dears, and rich brocades,
She shines the first of barrer'd jades,

And flutters in her pride.
So have I known those Insects fair
(Which curious Germans hold so rare)

Still vary shapes and dyes ;
Still gain new Titles with new forins ;
First grubs obseene, then wriggling worms,

Then painted butterflies."

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VII.
DR. SW IF T.

The Happy Life of a COUNTRY

PARSON.

PARSON, these things in thy postelling

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Are better than the Bishop's blelling.
A Wife thar makes conserves ; a Steed
That carries double-when there's need:
October (tore, and best Virginia,
Tythe. l'ig, and mortuary Guinea :
Gazertes fent gratis down, and frank'd,
For which thy Patron's weekly thank'd :
A large Concordance, bound long since :
Sermons to Charles the First, when Prince;
A Chronicle of ancient standing ;
A Chryfoftom to finooth thy band in.
The Polyglott

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now to iny next.
Lo here the Sepruagint, -and Paul,
-To fum the whole, the close of all.

He that has these, may pass his life,
Drink with the 'Squire, and kiss his wife ;
On Sundays preach, and eat his fill;
And fist on Fridays

if he will ;
Toast Church and Queen, explain the News
Talk with Church - Wardens about Pews,
Pray heartily for some new Gift.
And shake his head at Doctor St.

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The End of the SECOND VOLUME.

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