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ers, particularly the Learned and the Polite, who may honor him with a perufal, that they will make every allowance for Education and Circumstances of Life: but, if after a fair, candid, and impartial criticism, he shall stand convicted of Dulness and Nonsense, let him be done by, as he would in that cafe do by others--let him be condemned, without mercy, to contempt and oblivion.






WAS in that place o' Scotland's ifle,
That bears the name o' auld king

Upon a bonie day in June,

When wearing thro' the afternoon,

Twa Dogs, that were na thrang at hame,

Forgather'd ance upon a time.


The first I'll name, they ca'd him Cæfar, Was keepet for His Honor's pleasure ; His hair, his fize, his mouth, his lugs, Shew'd he was nane o' Scotland's dogs, But whalpet some place far abroad, Where failors gang to fish for Cod.

His locked, letter'd, braw brass-collar Shew'd him the gentleman an' fcholar; But tho' he was o' high degree, The fient a pride na pride had he, But wad hae spent an hour careffan, Ev'n wi' a Tinkler-gipfey's messan: At Kirk or Market, Mill or Smiddie, Nae tawted tyke, tho' e'er fae duddie, But he wad ftan't, as glad to fee him, An' ftroan't on ftanes an' hillocks wi' him.

The tither was a ploughman's collie,
A rhyming, ranting, raving billie,
Wha for his friend an' comrade had him,
And in his freaks had Luath ca'd him,

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