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Written by the Reverend Doctor SWIFT,

on his own DEAFNESS,

Vertiginofus, inops, furdus, male gratus Non campana sonars, tonitru non ab Jove

missum, Quod mage mirandum, faltem fi credere fas eft, Vix clamosa meas mulier jam percutit aures.

In EN GL IS H.

D

EAF, giddy, helplefs, left alone,
To all

my

Friends a Burthen grown, No more I hear my Church's Bell, Than if it At Thunder now no more I start, Than at the rumbling of a Cart: Nay, what's incredible, alack ! I hardly hear a Woman's Clack.

rang out for

my Knell :

TO

To Dr. HELSHAM.

WHE

SIR,
HEN I left you, I found myself of

the Grape's Juice fick;
I'm so full of Pity, I never abuse Sick;
And the patientest Patient that ever you

knew
fick,
Both when I am Purge-fick, and when I am

Spew-fick.
I pitied my Cat, whom I knew by her Mew

fick;

She mended at first, but she is anew sick.
Captain Butler made fome in the Church

black and blue fick.
Dean Cross, had he preach'd, would have

made us all Pew-fick. Are not you, in a Crowd, when you sweat

and you stew, fick ? Lady Santry got out of the * Church when she

grew fick; And, as fast as she could, to the Deanery flew fick.

Miss

* St. Patrick's Cathedral, where the Musick on St. Cacilia's Day yas usually performed.

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Miss Morice was (I can assure you

fick : For who would not be in that numerous Crew

fick ? Such Musick would make a Fanatick or Jew

fick : Yet, Ladies are seldom at Ombre or Lue fick Nor is, old * Nanny Shales, whene'er the doth

brew, fick. My Footman came home from the Church of

a Bruise fick, And look'd like a Rake, who was made in the

Ştews, fick; But you

learned Doctors can make whom you

chuse fick Poor I myself I was, when I withdrew, fick, For the Smell of them made me like Garlick

and Rue fick. And I

got thro' the Crowd, tho' not led by a

Clew, fick. You hop'd to find many (for that was your

Cụe) sick; But, there were not a Dozen (to give 'em

their Due) fick, And those, to be sure, stuck together, like, Glew, fick;

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So are Ladies in Crowds, when they squeeze

and they screw, fick. You may find they are all, by their yellow

pale Hue, fick; So am I, when Tobacco, like Robin, I chew,

fick.
Nov. 23, at Night,

1731,

To Dr. SHERIDAN.

IF

Nov. 23, at Night.
F I write any more, it will make my poor

Muse sick.
This Night I came home with a very cold

Dew fick, And I wish I may soon be not of an A-gue sick; But, I hope I shall ne'er be, like

you,

of a Shrew fick, Who often hath made me, by looking ascue,

fick,

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To the fame.
SIR,
RAY discrutiate what follows :

PRAY

up a a Bird

The dullest Beast, and Gentleman's Liquor, When young

is often due to the Vicar. The dullest Beast and Swine's Delight, Make

very

swift of Flight.
The dullest Beast when high in Stature,
Add another of royal Nature,
For Breeding is a useful Creature.

The dullest Beast, and a Party distrest,
When too long, is bad at the beft.

The dullest Beast, and the Saddle it wears, Is good for Partridge, not for Hares.

The dullest Beast, and kind Voice of a Cat, Will make a Horse go, though he be not fat.

Thę dullest of Beasts and of Birds in the Air,
Is that by which all Irishmen swear.
The dullest Beast, and fam'd College of

Teagues,
Is a Person very unfit for Intrigues.

The dullest Beast, and a Cobler's Tool,
With a Boy that is only fit for School,
In Summer is very pleasant and cool.

The

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