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4But oh! for him my fancy culls
The choicest flow'rs she bears, :.
Who constitutionally pulls
Your house about your ears, ' '.'.. ' v..
Such civil, broils are my delight, ;/
Who fay the mob are mad outright,
6- -....:.: A rope! I wish we patriots had
Such strings for all who need 'em-».
What! hang a man for going mad?
Then farewell British freedom.^
Qn observing some Names of little Note recorded
in the Biographia Brjtan.nica.
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O H fond attempt to give a deathless lot, To names ignoble, bom to be forgot.!
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In vain recorded in historic page,
So when a child, as playful children use,
Of an adjudged Case not to be found in any of the Books.
I. BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
The spectacles set them unhappily wrongj 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 cause
While chief baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
In behalf of the Nose, it will quickly appear,
And youf lordship he said, will undoubtedly find, That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear, Which amounts to possession time out of mind.
4. 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 cafe that has happen'd and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Pray who wou'd or who cou'd wear spectacles then-? 6.
On the whole it appears, and my argument (hows
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. ~, -. . .
i . ... Then shifting his side as a lawyer knows how,
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes,
But what were his arguments few people know,
For the court did not think they were equally
So his lordship decreed with a grave solemn tone, Decisive and clear without one if or but—
That whenever the Nose put his spectacles on By day-light or candle-light—Eyes should bo shut*
On the Burning of Lord Mansfield's Library, together with bis MSS. by the Mob, in the Month of June, 1780.
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S O then—the Vandals of our iste^
Sworn foes to fense and law, Have burnt to dust a nobler pile
Than ever Roman saw!
And Murray sighs. o'er Pope and Swift,
And many a treasure more,
That grae'd his letter'd store.
their pages mangl'd, burnt and torn>
The loss was his alone,
The burning of bis-owm