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On the IMMACULATE BOY
That Master Pitt seems
To be fond of extremes,
For sure we may say,
'Tis as plain as the day, That he always kept clear of the middle.
Because he bends to no man ;
Of stiffness to a woman.
ANOTHER “ No! no! for my virginity, “ When I lose that,” quoth Pitt, “ I'll die;" Cries Wilbertorce, “ If not till then, “ By G-d you must outlive all men *."
*« No! no! for my virginity,
“ When I lose that,” quoth Rose, “ I'll die ;"
On fair and equal terms to place
An union is thy care;
And Pitt dislikes the fair.
The virulent fair,
Protest and declare,
For say what they will,
To them Master Bill
- Ex nihilo nil fet.
When Pitt exclaim'd, “ By measures I'll be tried," That false appeal all woman-kind denied.
Incautious Fox will oft repose
In fair one's bosom thoughts of worth ;
No female arts can draw them forth.
* A coalition between the Duke of PORTLAND and Mr. Pitt, was attempted to be formed by Mr. Powis, and the other Country Gentlemen-This endeavour, however, was defeated in consequence of Mr. Pitt's construction of the terms fair and equal,
Sir Cecil had undone us;
.: ANOTHER. .. so Pill On Mr. PITT's Prudence. . . Though Pitt have to women told some things, no doubt ; Yet his private affairs they have never found out.
.. . ANOTHER.
By me this axiom is denied ;
Why, says an indignant poet, should Mr. Rolle alone, of all the geniuses that distinguish the present period, be thought the only person of worth or talents enough to give birth and name to an immortal effusion of divine poesy? He questions not that great man's pretensions ; far from it; he reveres his ancestors, adores his talents, and feels something hardly short of idolatry towards his manners and accomplishments. But still, why such profusion of distinction towards one, to the exclusion of many other high characters ? Our Poet professes to feel this injustice extremely, and has made the following attempt to rescue one deserving man from so unmerited an obloquy. The reader will perceive the measure to be an imitation of that which has been so deservedly admired in our immortal bard, in his play of “ As You Like It.”
From the East to the Western Inde
This kind of verse is adopted by the poet to avoid any appearance of too servile an imitation of the ROLLIAD. He begins,
Ye patriots all, both great and small,