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Each, when his rustic pains began,
Or who went on to work till night.
And favour to a court's affection;
The man who by his labour gets
THE INSATIABLE PRIEST.
LUKE Preach-ill admires what we Laymen can mean,
That thus by our profit and pleasure are sway'd,
He has but three livings, and would be a Dean;
And, to take off his thoughts from the things of this earth,
He can be content with two thousand a year.
* Garter King at Arms.
A FRENCH SONG IMITATED.
THY thus from the plain does my fhepherdess rove,
You have heard all my grief, you see how I die,
OW how fhall I do with my love and my pride, Dear Dick *, give me counfel, if Friendship has any; Pry'thee purge, or let blood! furly Richard reply'd, And forget the coquette in the arms of your Nanny †. While I pleaded with paffion how much I deferv'd, For the pains and the torments of more than a year; She look'd in an almanack, whence the obferv'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 eye! In a long flaxen wig, and embroider'd new coat, Her fpark faying nothing talks better than I.
+ Mrs. Durham.
UPON PLAYING AT OMBRE
KNOW that Fortune long has wanted fight,
And therefore pardon'd when she did not right;
That, as she wanted eyes, fhe could not hear;
Yet fhe, ftill contradicting, gifts imparts,
A FRENCH SONG, paraphrafed.
OFT Cupid, wanton, amorous boy,
In flattering accents spoke his joy,
Oh! raife thy voice! one Song I afk;
To Thyrfis eafy is the task,
Who can fo fweetly play and fing.
Two kiffes from my mother dear,
Thyrfis, thy due reward fhall be ;
None, none, like Beauty's Queen is fair,
I ftrait reply'd, Thou know'ft alone
If thou 'It be kind, and make me bleft.
TO THE EARL OF OXFORD.
Written extempore, in Lady OXFORD's Study, 1717.
PEN, ink, and wax, and paper, fend
To the kind wife, the lovely friend :
A LETTER to the Honourable Lady MARGARET CAVENDISH HARLEY, when a Child.
Y noble, lovely, little Peggy,
Let this my first epistle beg you,
LINES written under the Print of Toм BRITTON the Sinall-coal-man, painted by Mr. WOOLASTON.
HOUGH doom'd to fmall-coal, yet to arts ally'd, Rich without wealth, and famous without pride; Mufick's best patron, judge of books and men, Belov'd and honour'd by Apollo's train : In Greece or Rome fure never did appear So bright a genius, in fo dark a sphere: More of the man had artfully been sav'd, Had Kneller painted, and had Vertue grav'd.