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O L D G E N T R Y.
HAT all from Adam first began, , None but ungodly Woolston doubts ; And that his son, and his son's son,
Were all but ploughmen, clowns, and louts.
Each, when his rustic pains began,
To merit pleaded equal right; 'Twas only who left off at noon, Or who went on to work till night.
But coronets we owe to crowns,
; By Nature we are Adam's sons,
And sons of Anstis * by election.
Kingfale! eight hundred years have rollid,
Since thy forefathers held the plow; When this in story shall be told,
Add, that my kindred do so now.
The man who by his labour gets
His bread, in independent state, Who never begs, and seldom eats,
Himself can fix or change his fate.
* Garter King at Arms.
INS A TI A B L E PRIEST.
mean; That thus by our profit and pleasure are sway'd, He has but three livings, and would be a Dean;
His Wife dý'd this year, he has marry'd his maid.
To suppress all his carnal desires in their birth,
At all hours a lusty young hussey is near : And, to take off his thoughts from the things of this
earth, He can be content with two thousand a year.
I MIT A T ED.
How can you complain, or what am I to say, Since my dog lies unfed, and my sheep run aftray? Need I tell what I mean, that I languish alone ! When I leave all the plain, you may guess 'tis for One
Now how shall I do with my love and my pride;
While I pleaded with passion how much I deserv'd,
That it wanted a fortnight to Bart'l'mew-fair.
My Cowley and Waller how vainly I quote,
While my negligent judge only hears with her
In a long flaxen wig, and embroider'd new coat,
Her spark saying nothing talks better than I,
I KNOW that Fortune long has wanted fight,
she, still contradi&ting, gifts imparts, And give success in every suits- but Hearts.
CU PI D'S
T Cupid, wanton, amorous boy,
And utter'd thus his fond desire.
Oh ! raise thy voice! one Song I ask ;
Touch then thy harmonious string: To Thyrfis easy is the talk,
Who can so sweetly play and sing.
Two kisses from my mother dear,
Thyrsis, thy due reward ihall be ;
Paris has vouch'd this truth for me.