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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.

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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.

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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)

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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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VII.

DR. SWIFT.

The Happy Life of a COUNTRY

PARSON.

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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;

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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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