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And what will folks say, if they see you afraid: It reflects upon me; as I knew not my trade: Courage, friend : to.day is your period of sorrow; And things will go better, believe me, to-morrow.

Derry down, &c.

To-morrow! our hero reply'd in a fright :
He that's hang'd before noon, ought to think of to

night.
Tell your beads, quoth the priest, and be fairly truss’d
For you surely to-night shall in Paradise sup. Cupo

Derry down, &c.

Alas ! quoth the squire, howe'er sumptuous the

treats
Parblew, I shall have little stomach to eat :
I should therefore esteem it great favour and grace ;
Would you be so kind as to go in my place.

Derry down, &c.

That I would, quoth the father, and thank you to

boot :
But our actions, you know, with our duty must suit.
The feast, I propos'd to you, I cannot taste:
For this night, by our order, is mark'd for a faft.

Derry down, &c.

Then turning about to the hangman, he said ;
Dispatch me, I pr’ythee, this troublesome blade :
For thy cord, and my cord both equally tie ;
And we live by the gold for which other men die.

Derry down, &c.

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Α Ν Ε Ρ Ι Τ Α Ρ Η:.

Stet quicunque volet potens
Aulae culmine lubrico; &c.

Seneca

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NTER'D beneath this marble stone,

Lie faunt'ring Jack, and idle Joan.
While rolling threescore years and one
Did round this globe their courses run;
If human things went ill or well :
If changing empires rose or fell ;,
The morning past, the evening came,
And found this couple still the fame.
They walk'd and eat, good folks : what then ?
Why then they walk'd and eat again :
They foundly flept the night away:
They just did nothing all the day :
And having bury'd children four,
Would not take pains to try for more:
Nor Gifter either had, nor brother :
They seem'd just tally'd for each others

Their moral and oeconomy
Most perfectly they made agree:
Each virtue kept its proper bound,
Nor trespass’d on the other's ground.
Nor fame, nor censure they regarded:
They neither punilh’d, nor rewarded.
He car'd not wha&the footman did :
Her maids the neither prais'd, nor chid:
So ev'ry servant took his course :
And bad at first, they all grew worse.

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Slothful disorder fill'd his stable ;
And fluttish plenty deck'd her table.
Their beer was strong, their wine was Port ;.
Their meal was large; their grace was fhort,
They gave the poor the remnant meat,
Just when it grew not fit to eat.

They paid the church and parish rate .
And took, but read not the receipt :
For which they claim their Sunday's due,
Of fumb'ring in an upper pew.

No man's defects fought they to know ;
So never made themselves a. foe.
No man's good deeds did shey. commend;
So never rais'd themselves a friend.
Nor cherish'd they relations poor ;
That might decrease their present ftore.
Nor barn nor house did they repair ;.
That might oblige their future heir:

They neither added, nor confounded They neither wanted, nor abounded. Each Christmas they accounts did clear ;; And wound their bottom round the year. Nor tear, nor smile. did they imploy At news of public grief, or joy. When bells were rung, and bonfires made If ask'd, they ne'er deny'd their aid : Their jugg was to the ringers carry'd ; Whoever either dy'd, or marry'd. Their billet at the fire was found ; Who ever was depos'd, or crown'd.

Nor good, nor bad, nor fools, nor wife, They would not learn, nor could advise :

Without love, hatreds joy, or fear,
They led a kind of -as it were:
Nor wifh'd, nor car'd, nor laugh’d, nor cry'd ;
And so they liv'd, and so they dy'd.

HORACE Lib. I. Epist. IX.

Septimius, Claudi, nimirum intelligit unus,
Quanti me facias, &c.

IM I TAT E D.

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To the Right Honourable Mr. HARLEY. EÅR Dick, howe'er it comes into his head,

Believes as firmly as he does his creed, That you and I, Sir, are extremely great ; Tho' I plain Mat, you minister of State. One word from me, without all doubt, he says, · Wou'd fix his fortune in some litile place. Thus better than myself, it seems, he knows, How far my interest with my patron goes ; And answering all objections I can make, Still plunges deeper in his dear mistake.

From this wild fancy, Sir, there may proceed One wilder yet, which I forefee, and dread ;, That I, in fact, a real interest have,. Which to my own advantage I wou'd save, And, with the usual courtier's trick, intend To serve myself, forgetful of my friend.

To fhun this censure, I all shame lay by: And make my reason with his will.comply i

Hoping for my excuse, 'twill be confest,
That of two evils I have chose the least,
So, Sir, with this epistolary scroll,
Receive the partner of my inmost-soul:
Him' you will find in letters, and in laws
Noi uvexpert, firm to his country's cause,
Warm in the glorious interest you pursue,
And, in one word, a good man and a true..

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N one great Now, fuperior to an ages.

The full extremes of nature's force we find;
How heav'nly virtue can exalt: or cage.
Infernal, how degrade the human mind.

II.
While the fierce monk does at his trial stand

He chews revenge, abjuring his offence :
Guile in his tongue, and murther in his hand ;
He stabs his judge, to prove his innocence,

III.
The guilty stroke and torture of the steel

Infix'd, our dauntlefs Briton scarce perceives: The wounds his country from his death must feel,

The Patriot views; for those alone he griezes.

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