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The horned moon, which heretofore
Thus Partridge, by his wit and parts,
peep upon a twinkling star.
Great scholars have in Lucian read,
Thus Partridge still shines in each art,
Triumphant star! some pity show
Thou, high exalted in thy sphere,
Weep, all you customers that use
that did your fortune seek,
1709. SEVEN and ten, addyd to nine, Of Fraunce her woe this is the
sygne, Tamys rivere twys y-frozen, Walke sans wetyng shoes ne hozen. Then comyth foorthe, ich understonde, From towne of stoffe to fattyn londe, An hạrdie chyftan,* woe the morne, To Fraunce that evere he was born. Then shall the fyshe t beweyle his bosse: Nor shall grin berrys I make up the losse. Yonge Symnele || shall again miscarye: And Norway's pryd § again shall marrye. And from the tree where blosums feele, Ripe fruit shall come, and all is wele. Reaums shall daunce honde in honde, And it shall be merrye in olde Inglonde, * Duke of Marlborough. H.
+ The Dauphin. H. Duke of Berry, H.
young Pretender. H. Queen Anne. H.
By the Union. H. G2
Then old Inglonde shall be no more,
A DESCRIPTION OF THE MORNING,
WRITTEN IN APRIL 1709;, AND FIRST PRINTED IN THE TATLER. Now hardly here and there a hackney coach Appearing, show'd the ruddy morn's approach. Now Betty from her master's bed had flown, And softly stole to discompose her own; The slipshod 'prentice from his master's door Had par'd the dirt, and sprinkled round the floor. Now Moll had whirl'd her mop with dextrous airs, Prepar'd to scrub the entry and the stairs. The youth with broomy stumps began to trace Thekennel's edge, where wheels had worn the place. The smallcoal man was heard with cadence, deep, Till drown'd in shriller notes of chimneysweep: Duns at his lordship’s gate began to meet; And brickdust Moll had scream'd through half
the street. The turnkey now his flock returning sees, Duly let out anights to steal for fees: The watchful bailiffs I take their silent stands, And schoolboys lag with satchels in their hands.
A DE* A king of Spain slain by Hercules. H.
+ The archduke Charles was of the Hapsburg family. H. : | Walter Wagstaff, Esq. (as he styles himself) translator of the « Annotations of the Tatler," has an annotation on this pas
A DESCRIPTION OF A CITY SHOWER.*.
IN IMITATION OF VIRGIL'S GEORGICS.
WRITTEN IN OCTOBER, 1710;
AND FIRST PRINTED IN THE TATLER,
CAREFUL observers may foretel the hour,
sage, which ascertains a story related of Steele, by Dr. Johnson, on the authority of Savage.
“ This image of the morning at the other end of the town is 80 very familiar and entertaining, that to make it yet more familiar, and to give it the æconomical and domestic air, a gentleman of those parts has always by him a set of liveries of the largest size, in order to equip the most officious of this rank of men, upon the very first tender of their service ; this method, esta.. blishes him in the character of being the best master in the world, because he gives fees, as well as wages: and his people at the same time are no les famed for diligence and fidelity., for he is always sure of a very strict and close attendance."
" Annotations, &c." Part I. p. 32. The following passage in the Examiner is a farther confirmation of the same story :." I have beard of a certain illustrious person, who, having a guard du corps; that forced their attendance upon bim, put them into a livery, and maintained them as his servants : thus answering that famous question,
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?" Examiner, No 11. N.
This day came out the TATLER, made up wholly of my Shower, and a preface to it. They say it is the best thing I ever writ, and I think 50 too. I suppose the bishop of