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" By all your virgin charms below,
She swore, then thus the cunning knave,
By heaven, and by my maidenhead"Now speak, speak quick."-" He who denies " Those pouting lips, those roguish eyes,
Must fure be more than man then know,
My deareft, since you'll have it fo;
Thus having gain'd her point, to bed
Ņor idle long the secret lies,
John when his master's knock he heard, Soon in the dresling-room app: ar'd Arch y he look', and fliyicer'd. " What game?”lays Wiid. “Oh! never more, " Pheasants and partridge in great lore; “I will your anmuition lait!' And the reveal'd how all la nit. Next thought it proper 10 + XP nis plot, and how he laiu his train : • The coail is clea,
Here, Muse, let fable night advance,
She clasp'd him in her longing arms,
Always fuccefoful in the fair,)
To your conviction paves the way. • Oh' might this strat gem regain " Your love ! let me not plead in vain ;
Something to gratitude is due, “ Have I not given all to you?”
Tom Itar'd, look'd pale, then in great haste Slipp'd on his gown; yet thus at last Spoke faintly, as amaz'd he stood,
I will, my dear, be very good."
THE HAPPY DISAPPOINTMENT :
He did-as any man would do
tili after ten.
But now the ninth revolving moon
“ Weil Sue, faid she, thou shalt have grace, « But then this nigiit Jiake thy place, " Thou mine my night-cloaths on thy head, " Soon thall he leave thee fase in bed : * Lie ftill, and for not on thy life, “ But do the penance of a wife; “ Much pleafure haft thou had; at last "'Ti: proper for thy tirs to fast'
This point agreed, to bed she went,
IN days of yore, when belles and beaux
Left masquerades and puppet-shows,
A story not less true than fad);
To the next bough the rope he tyd,
legacy so well bestow'd,
dicu, Sir Tim ; by heaven's decree, “ Soon may thy brethren soilow thee, “ In the fume glorious manner (wing, “ Without one friend to cut the fring: " That hence rapacious knaves may know,
Justice is always sure, though now.”
A PADLOCK FOR THE MOUTH.
An hook in an old wall he spies,
My ledures, repetitions, prayers ? “ 'Tis well-there's something lav'd at least, " Welcome, thou futhful, friendly guest; “ if I must hang, now all is lott, “ 'Tis cheaper at another's cost; " To do it at my own expence, “ Would be downright extravagance.”. Thus comforted, without a tcar, He fix'd the noose beneath his ear,
Discreet ?--Hold, fir-nay, as I live, My friend, you're too inquisitive : Discretion, all men must agree, Is a moil, thining quality, Which like leaf-gold makes a great show, And thinly spread, fets-off a beau. But, fir, to put you out of pain, Our yourker had not half a grain, A leaky blab, rash, faithless, vain, The victories his eyes had won, As soon as e'er obtain'd, were known; For trophies rear’d, the deed proclaim, Spoils hung on high expose the dane, And love is sacritic'd to fame. Such infolence the sex alarms, Tire female world is up in arms; Th’outrageous Bacchanals combine, and brandilh'd congues in concert join. Unhappy youth! where wilt thou go T'cfcape fo terrible a foe? Seck shelter on the Lybian ihore, Where tigers and where lions roar ? Sleep on the borders of the Nile, And trust the wily crocodile ? 'Tis vain to fhun a woman's hare, Heavy the blow, and lure as fate. Phyllis appear'd among the crowd, But not to talkative and loud, With silence and with care suppreit The clowing vengeance in her breast, Resolv'd, by stratagem and art, To make the saucy villain smart. Thc cunning baggage had prepar'd Ponatum, of the finest lard, With strong aitringents mix'd the mess, Alom, and vitriol,'Q. $. Arfenick and bolc. But I want time To turn all Quincy into rhymie, 'Twould make my dialion too tublime, Her grandame this receipt had taught, Which Bendo from Grand Cairo brought, An able ftyptiek (as 'tis said) To folders crack'd maidenhead.
“ Who boasts our favours, foon or late, " The treacherous blab shall feel our hate.
THE WISE BUILDER:
Little, conveniert, snug, and warm,
Secur'd from rain and wind : A gallant whisper'd in his car, “ Shall the great Socrates live here,
* To this mean cell confin'd ?" “ The furniture 's my chiefest care, Reply'd the fage; “ here's room to spare,
“ Sweet fir, for I and you ; " When this with faithfui friends is fill'd, An ampler palace I shall build ;
Till then, this cot must do."
The true Use of the LOOKING-GLASS.
This ointment being duly made,
an opera tunc he hums, Plunders her patch-box, breaks her combs. As up and down ths monkey play'd, His hand upon the box he laid, The fatal box. Pleas'd with her wiles, The treacherous Pandora smiles. " What s this?' cries Jack. " That box !” said
the : " Pomatum ; what else thould it be?" But here 'tis fit my reader knows 'Twas March, wl.cn blustering Boreas blows, Stern enemy to belles and beaux. His lips were fore ; rough, pointed, torn, 'The coral brifled like a thorn. Pleas'd with a cure fo a-propos, Nor jealous of so fair a foe, The healing ointment thick he spread, And every gaping cranny fed. His chops begin to glow and shoot, He strove to speak, but, oh! was mute, Nute as a fih, all he could strain, Were some horse gutrurals forc'd with pain. He lamps, he raves, he fobs, he fighs, The tears ran trickling from his eyes ; He thought but could not incak a curse, His lips were drawn into a purse. Madam no longer could contain, 'Triumplant joy burits out amain; She laughs, the foreanis, the house is rais'd, Through all the street th'affair is blaz'd: In shoals now all the neighbours come, Laugh out, and press into the room. Sir riarry Taudry and his bride, Mis Tujip deck'd in all her pride ; Wilc Madam Fruth, and widow Babble, Coquettes and prudes, a mighty rabble. So great a concourle ne er was known At Smithsold, when a monster's shown ; When bears da..ce jiggs with comely mein, When witty Punch adorns the scene, Or frolic Pay plays Harlequin. In vain he strives to hide his head, In vain he creepa buhind the bed, Ferrited thence, expos'd to view, The crowd their clamorous thouts renew : A thoutan? taunts, a 'housand juers, Stark dumb, the patiive crcature hears. No perjur'd villain nail'd on hich, And pelted in the pillory, His face besmear'd, his eyes, his chops, With rotten eggs and turrip-tops Was c'or lo maui'd. Phyliis, at it, To pay him for offences past, With Insering malice in her face, Thus spoke, and gave the coup grace : si Lard! how demure, and how precise “ He looks! Glenie beconies the wise. “ Vile tongue ! its malter to betray, 2 “ But now the prisoner must obey, 4 ľve lock'u the door, and k-p the key. « Learn hence, what angry woman can, “ When wrong'd by that falsc traitor mani
TOM CAREFUL had a son and heir,
, Adonis was not half so fair. But then, alas ! his daughter Jane Was but fo-lo, a little plain. In man's apartment, as one day The little romp and hoyden play, Their faces in the glass they view'd, Which then upon her toilt lood; Where, as Narcissus vain, the boy Beheld each riting charm with joy ; With partial eyes furvey'd himself, But for his fifter, poor brown ell, On her the self-enamour'd chit Was very lavish of his wit. She bore, alas! whate'er she could, But 'twas too much for flesh and blood; What female ever had the grace To pardon scandal on her face? Difconfolate away she fiies, Anu at her daddy's feet the lies; Sighs, fobs, and groans, cails to her aid, And tears, that readily obey'd ; Then aggravates the vile offence, Exerting alt her eloquence : The cause th' indulgent father heard, And culprit fummon'd loon appear'd; Some tokens of remorse he show'd, And promis'd largely to be good. As both the tender father press'd With equal ardour to his brexit, And smiling kiss’d, “ Let there be peace," Said he ; " let bruils and discord ceate : " Each day, my chil'r n, thus employ 16 The faithful mirror ; you, my boy, « Rimember that no vice disgrace “ Thegift of heaven, that beauteous face; “ And you, my girl take special care “ Your want of beauty w repair
By virtue, which wione is fair.''
MAHOMET ALI BEG;
Happy as Cræsus on his throne,
Che riches of the world his own,
Content on mortals here below,
Is all that heaven can bestow.
His crook and scrip were by him laid, Unless with inbred virtues join'd,
Upon his oaten pipe he play'd ; An honest, brave, and generous mind.
His flocks securely couch d around, All that our ancestors have done,
And seem'd to listen to the foundi. Nations reliev'd, and battles won ;
Returning from the chace one day, The trophies of each bloody field,
The king by chance had lost his way : Can only then true honour yield,
Nor guards, nor nobles, now attend ; When, like Argyll, we scorn to owe,
But one young lord, his bosom, friend. And pay that lustre they bestow ;
Now tir'd with labour, spent with heat, But, if, a mean degenerate race,
They fought this plealant cool retreat ; Slothful we faint, and slack our pace,
The boy leap'd active from his seat, Lag in the glorious course of fame,
And with a kinil obliging grace, lheir great atchievements we disclaim.
Offer'd the king unknown his place. Some bold plebeian soon shall rise
7 he Persian monarch, who fo late, Stretch to the goal, and win the prize.
Lord of the world, rul'd all in state ; Por, since the forming hand of old,
On cloth of gold and tissue trod, Caft all mankind in the same mold;
Whole nations trembling at his nod; Since no distinguish'd clan is blest
With diamonds and with rubies crown'd, With finer porcelain than the rest ;
And girt with fawning laves around ; And since in all the ruling mind
Behold him now : his canopy Is of the same celestial kind;
Th' impending rock, each fhrub, each tree, Tis education Thews the way
That grew upon its Maggy brow, Each latent beauty to display;
To their great prince observant bow; Each happy genius brings to light,
Yield, as in duty bound, their aid, Concraid before in thades of night :
And bless him with a friendly shade, So diamonds from the gloomy mine,
On the bare flint, he sits alone, Taught by the workman's hand to shinc,
And, oh! would kings this truth but own, On Cloe's ivory bolom blaze,
The safer and the nobler throne! Or grace the crown with brilliant rays.
But where do I digress ? 'tis time Merit obscur: shall raise its head,
To check this arrogance of rhyme. Though dark obstructing clouds o'er spread;
As the ju licious monarch view'd Heroes, as yet unsung, Thail fight,
The Itripling's air, nor bold nor rude, For laves oppress'd, and injur'd right;
With native modesty subdued ; And able statesmen prop the throne,
The blush that glow'd in all its pride To Battle-Abbey-Roll * unknown.
Then trembled on his cheeks and dy'd. Sha Abbas, with 'upreme command,
He grew in quifitive to trace In Persia reign'd, and bless’d the land;
What soul dwelt in that lovely case : A mighty prince, valiant, and wise,
To every question, serious, gay, Expert, with sharp discerning eyes,
The youth reply'd withont delay; To find true virtue in disguise.
His answers for the most part right, Hunting (it ieems, was his delight,
And taking, if not apposite : His joy by day, his dream by night :
Unstudy'd, unaflected sense, The sort of all the brave and bold,
Mix'd with his native diffidence. From Nimrod, who, in days of old,
The king was charm’d with such a prize, Made men as well as beasts his prey,
And stood with wonder in his cyes; To mightier George, whose milder (way
Commits his treasure to the care Glad happy crowds with pride obey.
Of the young lord; bids him not spare In quest of his fierce savage foes, - Belore the sun the monarch sole,
For cort, or pains, t'enrich his brcalt
With all the learning of the Eat,
He bow'd, obey'd, well-cloath'd, well-fed,
And with his patron's children bred;
Still every day the youth improv'd, And push from thence the bristled boar :
By all admir’d, by all belov'd. Or to pursue the flying deor,
Now the first curling down began . While deep-mouth'd hounds the vallies chear;
To give the promise of a man; And echo from repeating hills
To court he's callid, employ'd, and train'd, His heart with joy redoubled fills. Under a rock's projecting thade,
In lower posts, yet still he gain 'd
By candour, courtesy, and skill, A shepherd boy his seat had made,
The subjects love, the king's good-will, A record which contained the names of the Eraployd in greater natters now, shief men chat came over with the Conqueror. No flatteries, no bribes, could bow