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ODE TO PEACE.
Return and make thy downy nest
We therefore need not part.
Where wilt thou dwell if not with me,
And pleasure's fatal wiles ;
The banquet of thy smiles ?
The great, the gay, shall they partake
And wilt thou quit the stream
To be a guest with them ?
For thee I panted, thee I prized,
Whate'er I loved before,
Farewell ! we meet no more ?
EAK and irresolute is
man ; The purpose of to-day, Woven with pains into his plan,
To-morrow rends away.
The bow well bent and smart the spring,
Vice seems already slain,
And it revives again.
Some foe to his upright intent
Finds out his weaker part, Virtue engages his assent,
But pleasure winds his heart.
'Tis here the folly of the wise
Through all his art we view, And while his tongue the charge denies,
His conscience owns it true.
Bound on a voyage of awful length,
And dangers little known,
Man vainly trusts his own.
But oars alone can ne'er prevail
To reach the distant coast, The breath of heav'n must swell the sail, REPORT
all the toil is lost,
OF AN ADJUDGED CASE NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY
OF THE BOOKS.
ETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
The point in dispute was, as all the world knows,
To which the said spectacles ought to belong.
So the Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the case
With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning, While Chief Baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
So famed for his talent in nicely discerning. In behalf of the Nose, it will quickly appear,
And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find, That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear,
Which amounts to possession time out of mind.
Then, holding the spectacles up to the court
Your lordship observes they are made with a straddle, As wide as the ridge of the Nose is, in short,
Design'd to sit close to it, just like a saddle. Again, would your lordship a moment suppose
('Tis a case that has happen'd, and may be again) That the visage, or countenance, had not a Nose,
Pray who would or who could wear spectacles then ? On the whole it appears, and my argument shows,
With a reasoning the court will never condemn, That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose,
And the Nose was as plainly intended for them.
Then, shifting his side as a lawyer knows how,
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes,
For the court did not think they were equally wise. So his lordship decreed with a grave solemn tone,
Decisive and clear, without one if or butThat whenever the Nose put his spectacles on,
By daylight or candlelight-Eyes should be shut.
THE LOVE OF THE WORLD REPROVED;
OR, HYPOCRISY DETECTED.
HUS says the prophet of the Turk,
Good Mussulman abstain from pork ;
Much controversy straight arose,
While others at that doctrine rail,
You laugh—'tis well—the tale applied
THE LILY AND THE ROSE.
Trympa gmist lost her female friend
If more admired than
If flow'rs can disagree?
Within the garden's peaceful scene
Appear'd two lovely foes, Aspiring to the rank of queen,
T'he lily and the rose.