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P H R Y N E.

Popen he was, and unconfinia,

HRYNE had talents for mankind,

Open she was, and unconfin'd, Like some free port of trade : Merchants unloaded here their freight, And Agents from each foreign state,

Here first their entry made.


Her learning and good breeding such,
Whether th’Italian or the Dutch,

Spaniards or French came to her:
To all obliging she'd appear:
'Twas Si Signior, 'twas raw Mynheer,

'Twas S'il vous plaist, Monsieur.



Obscure by birth, renown'd by crimes,
Still changing names, religions, climes,

At length she turns a Bride :
In di'monds, pearls, and rich brocades,
She shines the first of batter'd jades,

And flutters in her pride.

So have I known those Insects fair
(Which curious Germans hold so rare)


Still vary shapes and dyes; Still gain new Titles with new forms; First grubs obscene, then wriggling worms,

Then painted butterflies.

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The Happy Life of a COUNTRY





ARSON, these things in thy poffeffing

Are better than the Bishop's blessing.
A Wife that makes conserves ; a Steed
That carries double when there's need :
October store, and best Virginia,
Tythe-Pig, and mortuary Guinea :
Gazettes fent gratis down, and frank'd,
For which thy Patron's weekly thank’d:
A large Concordance, bound long since :
Sermons to Charles the First, when Prince;
A Chronicle of ancient Atanding;
A Chryfoftom to smooth thy band in.
The Polyglott — three parts,— my text,
Howbeit,– likewise- now to my next.
Lo here the Septuagint,- and Paul,
To sum the whole,- the close of all.

He that has these, may pass his life,
Drink with the 'Squire, and kiss his wife;


On Sundays preach, and eat his fill;
And fast on Fridays - if he will;
Toast Church and Queen, explain the News,
Talk with Church-Wardens about Pews,
Pray heartily for some new Gift,
And Thake his head at Doctor St.

The End of the SECOND VOLUM E.

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