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"Tis love, not devotion, that turns up her
eyes ; 15
O wonderful creature ! a woman of reason !
* B A L L A D.
F all the girls that e'er were seen, ,
There's none fo fine as Nelly,
And what's not fit to tell ye.
Of lovely deareft Nelly!
Had the ne'er pafs'd by Calai-.
For when as Nelly came to France,
(Invited by her cousins),
Kill'd Frenchmen by whole dozens.
Did beckon to his buffar,
For charming Nell to buss her.
To see her so respected:
And puss her tail erected.
But not a man did look employ,
Except on pretty Nelly :
Ab! qu'elle est bien jolie !
That carefully looks at’er ?
The fair one is his daughter.
He on his child does leer too :
What some pappas will here do. The courtiers all with one accord,
Broke out in Nelly's praises, Admir'd her role, and lys fans farde,
(Which are your termes Françoifes). Then might you see a painted ring
Of dames that stood by Nelly ; She like the pride of all the spring,
And they like fleurs de palais.
In Marli's gardens, and St Clou,
I saw this charming Nelly,
Stand naked in each alley :
Both at Versailles and Meudon, Or else she had resign'd her place,
And left the stone ihe stood. on.
Were Nelly's figure mounted there,
*T'would put down all th' Italian : Lord! how those foreigners would stare !
But I should turn Pygmalion :
For spite of lips, and
and mien, Me nothing can delight so, As does that part that lies between
Her left toe and her right toe.
By wicked Will. Whifton ;
And Whifton and Ditton, Berh-t and bep-it on,
Bep-it and befh-t on.
* EPIGRAM on the feuds about HANDEL and BONONCINI.
STRANGE! all this difference should be
'Twixt tweedle-dum and tweedle.dee !
* On Mrs T OF TS.
along : But such is thy av'rice, and such is thy pride, That the beasts must have stary'd, and the poet have
A Receipt to make a CUCKOLD. TWO or three visits, and two or three bows,
Two or three civil things, two or three vows, Two or three kisses, with two or three fighs, Two or three Jesuses and let me dies. Two or three squeezes, and two or three towzes, 5 With two or three thousand pound loft at their
houses, Can never fail cuckolding two or three spouses.
* On a LADY who pt at the tragedy
of CATO; occasioned by an epigram on
a Lady who wept at it. WHILE maudlin Whigs deplored their Cato’s fate,
Still with dry eyes the Tory Celia sate : But, while her pride forbids her tears to flow, The gushing waters find a vent below : Tho' fecret, yet with copious grief she mourns, 5 Like twenty river-gods with all their urns.
ON LADY, Esc.
* EPIGRAM, in a maid of ho
WHEN Israel's daughters mourn’d their past of
E P I G R A M.
Written in the year 1712.
S Thomas was cudgell'd one day by his wife,
He took to the street, and fled for his life :
* The BALANCE of EUROPE.
N°W Europe's balanc’d, neither fide prevails ;
For nothing's left in either of the scales.