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( 106 ) , :A BUCK PARSON'S APOLOGY FOR NON
*1!!;..' RESIDENCE. 1
[From the fame.] WITH a benefice bleft, I refolv'd to enjoy
The various pleasures of life,
With my true-hearted friends and my wife.
'T is so unpolite, nay uncivil;
T is better than scolding the Devil.,
Exhorting my charge to repent;
To prove my abhorrence of Lent.
I haste, to be lost in the throng;
Must be deaf that can't hear my loud song.
'd swear, from the spirit that beams in my eye,
To live in the country secluded;
While inceffantly clod-pates intruded?
may; Let me ask fome reformers who make such a fuls, 74: How they 'd like both to watch and to pray? G.
THE MOCK PARSON.
[From the Morning Poft.]
twenty miles from Charing Cross
Nigh which all loving, willing people,
But may get married if they please,
It happen'd in an evil hour
Who, unordain'd, took priestly pow'r,
In fleecy garb got to'a fold,
Το prey on mutton young and old.
Among the rest there came ove day
And when night came he with her lay-a
Ere the mock Parfơn was detected,
And all his impious tricks diffected.
And to confult a brother Teague
Concerning his unlucky league,
Whom the falle Priest had lately buried;
And in a chord will dance.
1 (VIRTUS TUTISSIMA CASSIS.
(Virtue is the securest helmet.)
Upon seeing the above motto on a Lady's carriage, a'wag wrote these lines; Y this grave Latin motto, of honour the boast,
Do you hope to recover the fame you have loft? Or is it o'er Enyy or Truth to prevail
,, That you boat on your head what you loft by your tail?
To womankind belong!.
Some, Ladies of the Ton,
Though diff'rence still there's some; ?
EPITAPH ON A TAILOR.
In colour, shape, and feature; O
Were guided by good-paturę.
Though fashion pressd his daily cares,
From Saturday till Monday;
At church, sometimes, on Sunday.
In petticoats or breeches,
And /nipt his vital Aitches!
A Jockey liés snug who has run a good race;
CHARACTER OF A JACOBIN. A JACOBIN’s pi&ture is easy to draw,
He can't bear to obey, but will govern the law; His manners unsocial, his temper unkind, He's a rebel in conduct, a tyrant in mind. He is envious of those that have riches and power, Discontented, malignant, implacable, four; Never happy himself, he would wish to destroy The comforts and bleffings which others enjoy. Q.Li
And like the half you pilfer'd best;
you might ftill the matter mend-
ON THE FACULTY OF PHYSICIANS.
But how unanimous about the feel!> is stá cone's
ON SIR WILLIAM
ON A CONCEITED STOCKBROKER. WHAT is that
thing that chatters, grins, and stares ? Why, that, dear Sir, 's a monkey among bears.
EPIGRAM ON A JOLLY HOSTESS. A
S Suct and Bannister, men of renown,
Stroll'd into an alehouse a few miles froni town, A landlady, bigger than any ruin puncheon, Set before 'em a very fine tongue for a luncheon ; “ What a tongue she has got !” cries Dick, with some d--ns: “T is large," replies Charley," and so are her bams!”
ADDRESSED TO THE larze AND BEAUTIFUL MISS N. ON
By Mr. Moore.]
in wedlock a fpecies of lottery lies,
Where in blanks and in prizes we deal;
Should so long have remaind in the wheel?
To me such a ticket should roll,
For what could I do with the whole ?
TO AN OLD WIG.
TAIL thou! who, lieft so snug in this old box;
With facred awe I bend before thy fhrine ! Oh! 't is not clos’d with glue, nor nails, nor locks,
And hence the bliss af viewing thee is mine,