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IF
F neither brass nor marble can withstand

The mortal force of Time's destructive hand;
If mountains fink to vales, if cities die,
And less'ning rivers mourn their fountains dry:
When my old caftock' (faid a Welsh divine)
Is out at elbows, why should I repine ?

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The REVOLUTION at MARKET-HILL,

Written in the year 173).

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FRom diftant regions Fortune fends

An odd triumvirate of friends;
Where Phæbus pays a scanty ftipend,
Where never yet a codling ripen'd:
Hither the frantic goddess draws
Three fuff'rers in a ruin'd cause :
By faction banith'd here unite,
A Dean *, a Spaniard t, and a Knight ;
Unite, but on conditions cruel ;
The Dean and Spaniard find it too well:
Condemn'd to live in service hard ;
On either side his Honour's guard,

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* Scarron hath written a larger poem on the same subject.
* The au' hor.
+ Col. Harry L:Nie, who served and lived long in Spain.
| Sir Arthur Acheson,

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The Dean to guard his honour's back,
Must build a castle at Drumlack || ;
The Spaniard, fore against his will,
Must raise a fort at Market-hill,
And thus the pair of humble gentry
At north and south are pofted centry;
While in this lordly castle fixt
The knight triumphant reigns betwixt :
And what the wretches most resent,
To be his flaves must

pay
Attend him daily as their chief,
Decant his wine, and carve his beef.
Oh, Fortune! 'tis a scandal for thee
To finile on those who are least worthy :
Weigh but the merits of the three,
His Naves have ten times more than he.

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Proud Baronet of Nova Scotia !
The Dean and Spaniard muit reproach ye :
Of their two fames the world enough rings;
Where are thy services and suff’rings?
What if for nothing once you kift,
Against the grain, a monarch's fift?
What if among the courtly tribe
You loft a place, and fav'd a bribe?
And then in surly mood came here
To fifteen hundred pounds a-year,
And fierce against the Whigs harangu'd ?
You never ventur’d to be hang’d.
How dare you treat your betters thus ?
Are you to be campar'd with us?

Come, Spaniard, let us from our farms
Call forth our cottagers to arms ;

# The Irish name of a farm the Dean took, and was to build on, , but changed his mind. He called it Drapier's Hill, Vide the poum so called, p. 132.

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Our forces let us both unite,
Attack the foe at left and right.
From Market-hill's exalted head,
Full northward let your troops be led ;
While I from Drapier's mount descend,
And to the south my squadronis bend.
New-river walk with friendly shade
Shall keep my hoft in ambuscade ;
While you, from where the bafon stands,
Shall scale the rampart with your bands.
Nor need we doubt the fort to win ;
I hold intelligence within.
True, Lady Anne no danger fears,
Brave as the Upton fan fhe wears ;
Then left upon our first attack
Her valiant arm should force us back,
And we of all our hopes depriv'd;
I have a stratagem contriv’d.
By these embroider'd high-heel'd shoes
She shall be caught as in a noose ;
So well contriv'd her toes to pinch,
She'll not have power to stir an inch :
These gaudy shoes must Hannah * place
Direct before her Lady's place ;
The Thoes put on our faithful port'ress
Admits us in to storm the fort'refs ;
While tortur'd Madam bound remains,
Like Montezume in golden chains,
Or like a cat with walnuts shod,
Stumbling at ev'ry step she trod.
Sly hunters thus, in Borneo's isle,
To catch a monkey by a wile,
The mimic animal amuse;
They place before him gloves and fhoes;
Which when the brute puts awkward on,
All his agility is gone :

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* My Lady's waiting maid.

In vain to frisk or climb he tries;
The huntsmen seize the grinning prize.

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But let us, on our first affault,
Secure the larder and the vault :
The valiant Dennis * you must fix on,
And I'll engage with Peggy Dixont;
Then if we once can seize the key
And cheft, that keeps my Lady's tea,
They must surrender at discretion :
And soon as we have gain'd poffeffion,
We'll act as other conq’rors do,
Divide the realm between us two :
Then (let me see) we'll make the Knight
Our clerk, for he can read and write;
But must not think, I tell him that,.
Like Lorimer I to wear his hat;
Yet, when we dine without a friend,
We'll place him at the lower end.
Madam, whose skill does all in dress lie;
May serve to wait on Mrs. Leslie;
But left it might not be so proper,
That her own maid thould overtop her ;.
To mortify the creature more,
We'll take her heels five inches low'r..

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For Hannah, when we have no need of her, og 'Twill be our int’rest to get rid of her:. And when we execute our plot, 'Tis best to hang her on the spot; As all your politicians wife Dispatch the rogues on whom they rise. II

* The butler.

+ The housekeeper,

| The agent.

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Tom. SAY, Robin, what can Traulus mean

By bell’wing thus against the Dean?
Why does he call him paltry fcribbler,
Papist, and Jacobite, and lib'ler ?
Yet cannot prove a single fact?

Robin. Forgive him, Tom, his head is crackt.

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Tom. What mischief can the Dean have done him, That Traulus calls for vengeance on him? Why must he sputter, spawl, and slaver it In vain against the people’s fav’rite ?

IO Revile that nation-saving paper, Which gave the Dean the name of Draper?

Robin. Why, Tom, I think the case is plain, Party and spleen have turn'd his brain.

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Tom. Such friendship never man profess’d,
The Dean was never so caress’d;
For Traulus long has rancour nurst,
Till, God knows why, at last it burst.
That clumsy outside of a porter,
How could it thus conceal a courtier?

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Robin. I own, appearances are bad; Yet still insist the man is mad.

Tom.

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