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No passions interrupt his easy reign,

But see how ill-mistaken parts succeed; No problems puzzle his lethargic brain;

He threw off my dominion, and would read; But dark oblivion guards his peaceful bed,

Engag'd in controversy, wrangled well; And lazy fogs hang lingering o'er his head. 90 In convocation language could excel;

As at full length the pamper'd monarch lay, In volumes prov'd the church without defence, Battening in ease, and slumbering life away; By nothing guarded but by Providence; A spiteful noise his downy chains unties,

How grace and moderation disagree; Hastes forward, and increases as it flies.

And violence advances charity.

160 First, some to cleave the stubborn 3 fint en- Thus writ till none would read, becoming soon Till, urg'd by blows, it sparkles into rage: [gage, A wretched scribbler, of a rare buffoon. Some temper lute, some spacious vessels move; “ Mankind my fond propitious power has try'd, These furnaces erect, and those approve;

Too oft to own, too much to be deny'd.
Here phials in nice discipline are set,

And all I ask are shades and silent bowers,
There gallipots are rang'd in alphabet. 100 To pass in soft forgetfulness my hours.
In this place, magazines of pills you spy;

Oft have my fears some distant villa chose,
In that, like forage, herbs in bundles lie;

O'er their quietus where fat judges dose, While lifted pestles, brandish'd in the air, And lull their cough and conscience to repose: Descend in peals, and civil wars dcclare.

Or, if some cloister's refuge 1 implore, 170 Loud strokes, with pounding spice, the fabric Where holy drones o'er dying tapers snore, And aromatic clouds in spires ascend. [rend, The peals of Nassau's arms these eyes unclose,

So when the Cyclops o'er their anvils sweat, Mine he molests, to give the world repose. And swelling sinews echoing blows repeat; That ease I offer with contempt he flies, From the volcanos gross eruptions rise,

His couch a trench, his canopy the skies. And curling sheets of smoke obscure the skies. 110 Nor climes nor seasons his resolves control,

The slumbering god, amaz'd at this new din, Th' equator has no beat, no ice the pole. Thrice strove to rise, and thrice sunk down again. With arms resistless o'er the globe he flies, Listless he stretch'd, and gaping rubb’d his eyes, And leaves to Jove the empire of the skies." Then falter'd thus betwixt half words and sighs: But, as the slothful God to yawn begun, 180 “ How impotent a deity am I!

He shook off the dull mist, and thus went on : With godhead born, but curs'd, that cannot die! 6. 'Twas in this reverend dome I sought repose, Through my indulgence, mortals hourly sbare These walls were that asylum I had chose. A grateful negligence, and ease from care.

Here have I rul'd long undisturbid with broils, Lulld in my arms, how long have I withheld And laugh'd at heroes, and their glorious toils. The northern monarchs from the dusty field! 120 My annals are in mouldy mildews wrought, How I have kept the British fleet at ease,

With easy insignificance of thought. From tempting the rough dangers of the seas!

But now some busy, enterprising brain Hibernia owns the mildness of my reign,

Invents new fancies to renew my pain, And my divinity 's ador'd in Spain.

And labours to dissolve my easy reign." | swains to sylvan sulitudes convey,

With that, the god his darling phantom calls, Where, stretch'd on mossy beds, they waste away And from his faltering lips this message falls; In gentle joys the night, in vows the day.

“Since mortals will dispute iny power, I'll try What marks of wondrous clemency I've shown, Who has the greatest empire, they or I. Some reverend worthies of the gown can own: Find Envy out, some prince's court attend, Triumphant plenty, with a cheerful grace, 130 Most likely there you 'll meet the famish'd fiend; Basks in their eyes, and sparkles in their face. How sleek their looks, how goodly is their mien,

VARIATIONS. When big they strut behind a double chin! Ver. 170. Sometimes among the Caspian cliffs I Each faculty in blandishments they lull,

creep, Aspiring to be venerably dull;

Where solitary bats and swallows sleep; No learn'd debates molest their downy trance, Or, if some cloister's refuge I implore, Or discompose their pompous ignorance;

Where holy drones o'er dying tapers snore, But, uudisturb'd, they loiter life away,

Still Nassau's arms a soft repose deny, So wither green, and blossom in decay;

Keep me awake, and follow where I dy. Deep sunk in down, they, by my geutle care, 140 Since he has bless'd the weary world with peace, Avoid th' incleinencies of morning air,

And with a nod has bid Bellona cease; And leave to tatter’u4 crape the drudgery of I sought the covert of some peaceful cell, prayer.

Where silent shades in harmless raptores dwell; "lirim s was civil, and not void of sense, That rest might past tranquillity restore, Had humour, and a courteous confidence:

And mortal never interrupt me more.
So spruce he moves, so gracefully he cocks,
The hallow'd rose declares bim orthodox:

Ver. 183. Nought underneath this roof but damps He pass'd his easy hours, instead of prayer,

are found, In madrigals, and phillysing the fair;

Nought heard but drowsy beetles buzzing round: Constant at feasts, and each decorum knew, Spread cobwebs hide the walls, and dust the floors, And, soon as the dessert appear'd, withdrew;150 | And midnight silence guards the noiseless doors. Always obliging, and without offence, And fancy'd, for his gay impertinence.

Ver. 196. Or in cabals, or camps, or at the bar,

Or where ill poets pepnyless confer, i The building of the Dispensary.

Or in the senate-house at Westminster See Boileau's Lutrin. 5 Dr. Atterbury. See Boileau's Lutrin.

Or where dull critics authors' fate foretell; Then blazons in dread smiles her hideous form;
Or where stale maids, or meagre eunuchs, dwell; So lightning gilds the unrelenting storm. 60
Tell the bleak fury what new projects reign Thus she" Mankind are blest, they riot still
Among the homicides of Warwick-lane; 200 | Unbounded in exorbitance of ill.
And what th'event, unless she straight inclines By devastation the rough warrior gains,
To blast their hopes, and baffle their designs." And farmers fatten most when fainine reigns ;

More he had spoke, but sudden vapours rise, For sickly seasons the physicians wait,
And with their silken cords tie down his eyes. And politicians thrive in broils of state;

The lover 's easy when the fair-one sighs,

And gods subsist not but by sacrifice.

“ Each other being some indulgence knows:

Few are my joys, but infinite my woes. 70 Soon as the evening veil'd the mountains heads, My present pain Britannia's genius wills, And winds lay hush'd in subterranean beds; And thus the Fates record my future ills. Whilst sickening flowers drink up the silver dew, “A heroine shall Albion's sceptre bear, (prayer. And beaux for some assembly dress anew; With arms shall vanquish Earth, and Heaven with The city saints to prayers and play-house She on the world her clemency shall shower, The rich to dinner, and the poor to rest : (haste; | And only to preserve exert her power. Th’officious phantom then prepar'd with care Tyrants shall then their impious aims forbear, To slide on tender pinions through the air. And Blenheim's thunder more than Ætna's fear, Oft he attempts the summit of a rock,

“Since by no arts I therefore can defeat And oft the hollow of some blasted oak; 10 | The happy enterprises of the great,

80 At length approaching where bleak Envy lay; I'll calmig stoop to more inferior things, The hissing of her snakes proclaim'd the way. And try if my lov'd snakes have teeth or stings.” Beneath the gloomy covert of an yew,

She said; and straight shrill Colon's' person That taints the grass with sickly sweats of dew; In morals loose, but most precise in look. (took, No verdant beauty entertains the sight,

Black-friars' annals lately pleas'd to call But baneful hemlock, and cold aconite;

Him warden of Apothecaries-hall; In a dark grot the baleful haggard lay,

And, when so dignify'd, did not forbear Breathing black vengeance, and infecting day. That operation which the learn'd declare But how deform'd, and worn with spiteful woes, Gives colics ease, and makes the ladies fair. When Accius has applause, Dorsennus shows. 20 In trifling show his tinsel talent lies;

90 The cheerful blood her meagre cheeks forsook, And form the want of intellects supplies. And basilisks sate brooding in her look;

In aspect grand and goodly he appears,
A bald and bloated toad-stool rais'd her head; Reter'd as patriarchs in primeval years.
The plumes of boding ravens were her bed: Hourly his learn'd impertinence affords
From her chapp'd nostrils scalding torrents fall, A barren superfluity of words;
And, her sunk eyes boil o'er in floods of gall. The patient's ears remorseless he assails,
Volcanos labour thus with inward pains,

Murders with jargon where his med'cine fails,
While seas of melted ore lay waste the plains.
Around the fiend in hideous order sate,

Foul bawling Infamy, and bold Debate SO
Gruff Discontent, through Ignorance misled,

Ver. 60. Then she: “Alas! how long in vain have 1 And clamorous Faction at her party's head;

Aim'd at these noble ills the Fates deny? Restless Sedition still dissembling fear,

Within this isle for ever must I find
And sly Hypocrisy with pious leer.

Disasters to distract iny restless mind?
Glouting with sullen spite the fury shook

Good Tenison's celestial piety
Her clotted locks, and blasted with each look ;

At last bas rais'd him to the sacred see. Then tore with cankerd teeth the pregnant scrolls, Somers does sickening equity restore, Where Fame the acts of demigods enrols;

And helpless orphans are oppress'd no more. And, as the rent-records in pieces fell,

Pembroke to Britain endless blessings brings. Each scrap did some immortal action tell. 40 He spoke; and Peace clapp'd her triumphant This show'd, how fix'd as fate Torquatus stood,

wings. That, the fam'd passage of the Granic fiood;

Great Ormond shines illustriously bright The Julian eagles, here, their wings display,

With blazes of hereditary riglit. And there, like setting stars, the Decii lay;

The noble ardour of a royal sire This does Camillus as a god extol,

Inspires the generous breast of Devonshire. That points at Manlius in the Ca itol;

And Macclesfield is active to defend How Cocles did the Tiber's surges brave,

His country with the zeal he loves his friend. How Curtius plung'd into the gaping grave.

Like Leda's radiant sons divinely clear,
Great Cyrus, here, the Medes and Persians join, Portland and Jersey deck'd in rays appear,
And, there, th’immortal battle of the Boyne. 50 To gild by turns the Gallic hemisphere.
As the light messenger the fury spy'd,

Wortb in distress is rais'd by Montague;
Awhile his curdling blood forgot to glide :

Augustus listens if Mæcenas sue; Confusion on his faipting vitals hung,

And Vernon's vigilance no slumber takes, And faltering accents flutter'd on his tongue:

Whilst faction peeps abroad, and anarchy awakes." At length, assuming courage, he convey'd

Ver. 95. In baste be strides along, to recompense His errand, then he shrunk into a shade.

The want of business with its vain pretence,
The hag lay long revolving what might be
The blest event of such an embassy:

Lee, an apothecary.



The fury thus assuming Colon's grace,

And to that dire misfortune listen mell, So slung her arms, so shufid in her pace. Which thou should'st fear to know, or I to tell. Onward she bastens to the fam'd abodes, 100 'Tis true, thou ever wast esteein'd by me Where Horoscope 2 invokes th' infernal gods; The great Alcides of our company: And reach'd the mansion where the vulgar run, When we with noble scorn resolv'd to ease For ruin tirons, and pay to be undone.

Ourselves from all parochial offices; This visionary various projects tries,

And to our wealthier patients left the care And knows that to be rich is to be wise.

And draggled dignity of scavenger; By useful observations he can tell

Such zeal in that affair thou didst express, The sacred charms that in true sterling dwell; Nought could be equal, but the great success. How gold makes a patrician of a slave,

Now call to mind thy generous prowess past, A dwarf an Atlas, a Thersites brave.

Be what thou should'st, by thinking what thoa It canccis all defects, and in their place 110

Finds sepse i:: Brownlow, charms in lady Grace; The faculty of Warwick-lane design,
It guides the fancy, and directs the mind; If not to storm, at least to undermine.
Yo bankrupt ever found a fair-one kind.

Their gates each day ten thousand night-caps So truly Horoscope its virtues knows,

croud, To this lov'd idol 'tis, alone, he bows;

And mortars utter their attempts aloud.

181 And fancies such bright heraldry can prove, If they should once unmask our mystery, The vilè plebeian but the third from Jove. Each nurse, ere long, would be as learn'd as we;

Long has he been of that amphibious fry, Our art expos'd to every vulgar eye; Bold to prescribe, and busy to apply.,

And none, in complaisance to us, would die. His shop the gazing vulgar's eyes employs 120 What if we claim their right t' assassinate, With foreign trinkets, and domestic toys. Must they needs turn apothecaries straight? Here mumunies lay inost reverendly stale; Prevent it, gods! all stratagets we try, And there the tortoise hung her coat of mail; To crowd with new inhabitants your sky. Not far from some huge shark's devouring head 'Tis we who wait the Destinies command, 190 The flying fish their finny pinions spread; To purge the troubled air, and weed the land. Aluft in rows large poppy heads were strung, And dare the college insolently aim And near, a scaly alligator hung;

To equal our fraternity in fame? In this place, drugs in musty heaps decay'd; Then let crabs-eyes with pearl for virtue try, In that, dry'd bladders and drawn teeth were laid. Or Highgate-hill with lofty Pindus vie !

Aninner room receives the pumerous shoals 130 So glow-worms may compare with Titan's beams, Of such as pay to be reputed fools.

And Hare-court pump with Aganippe's streams. Globes stand by globes, volumes on volumes lie, Our manufactures now they meanly sell, And planetary schemes amuse the eye.

And their true value treacherously tell; The sage, in velvet chair, here lolls at ease, Nay, they discover too, their spite is such, 200 To promise future health for present fees; That health, than crowns more valued, costs not Then, as from tripod, solemn shame reveals,

much; And what the stars know nothing of, foretels. Whilst we must steer our conduct by these rukes,

One asks how soon Panthea may be won, To cheat as tradesmen, or to starve as fools," And longs to feel the marriage-fetters on:

At this fam'd Horoscope turn'd pale, and straight Others, convinc'd by melancholy proof, 140 | In silence tumbled from his chair of state: Inquire when courteous fates will strike them off. The crowd in great confusion sought the door, some, by what means they may redress their And left the magus fainting on the floor; wroug,

Whilst in bis breast the fury breath'd a storm, Wheu fathers the possession keep too long. Then sought her cell, and re-assum'd her form. And some would know the issue of their cause, Thus from the sore although the insect flies, 210 And whether go!d can solder up its flaws.

It leaves a brood of margots in disguise. Poor pregnant Lai:- his advice would have,

Officivus Squirt3 in haste forsook his shop,
To lose by art what fruitful Nature gave; To succour the expiring Horoscope.
And Portia, old in expectation grown,

Oft he essay'd the magus to restore,
Laments her barren curse, and begs a son: By salt of succinum's prevailing power;
Whilst Iris his cosmetic wash would try, 150 | Yet still supine the solid lamber lay,
To make her bioom revive, and lovers die. An image of scarce-animated clay;
Some ask for charms, and others pbiltres choose, Till Fates, indulgent when disasters call,
To gain Corinna, and their quartans lose.

By Squirt's nice hand apply'd a urinals
Young Hylas, botch'd with stains too foul to name, The wight no sooner did the stream receive, 220
In cradle here renews his youthful frame:

But rouz'd, and bless'd the stale restorative. Cioy'd with desire, and surfeited with charms, The springs of life their former vigour feel; d hot. house he prefers to Julia's arms.

Such zeal he had for that vile utensil. And old Lucullus would th' arcanum prove,

So when the great Pelides Thetis found,
Of kindling in cold veins the sparks of love. He knew the sea-weed scent, and th' azure god-

Bleak Envy these dull frauds with pleasure sees, dess own'd.
And wonders at the senseless mysteries. 161
In Colon's voice she thus calls out aloud

On Horoscope environ’d by the croud :

Ver. 202. Whilst we, at our expense, must pere " Forbear, forbear, thy vain amusements cease,

severe, Thy woodcocks from their gins awhile release; And for another world, be ruin'd here. 9 Dr. Barnard.

* Dr. Barnard's man.



Fly with what haste you us'd to do of old,

When clyster was in danger to be cold; All night the sage in pensive tumults lay,

With expedition on the beadle call,

70 Complaining of the slow approach of day;

To summon all the company to th' Hall." Oft turn'd him round, and strove to think no more

Away the friendly coadjutor flies, Of what shrill Colon said the day before.

Swift as from phial steams of harts-horn rise, Cowslips and poppies o'er his eyes he spread,

The magus in the interim munibles o'er And Salmon's works he laid beneath his head.

Vile terms of art to some infernal power, But those bless'd opiates still in vain he tries, And draws mysterious circles on the floor. Sleep's gentle image bis embraces fies:

But from the gloomy vault no glaring spright Tumaltuous cares Jay rolling in his breast,

Ascends, to blast the tender bloom of light. And thus his anxious thoughts the sage exprest, 10 | No mystic sounds from Hell's detested womb « Oft has this planet rolld around the Sun, In dusky exhalations upwards come.

80 Since to consult the skies I first begun:

And now to raise an altar he decrees,
Such my applause, so mighty my success, To that devouring harpy callid Disease:
Some granted my predictions more than guess. Then flowers in canisters he hastes to bring,
But, doubtful as I am, I 'll entertain

The wither'd product of a blighted spring;
This faith, there can be no mistake in gain. With cold solanum from the Pontic shore,
For the dull world must honour pay to those, The roots of mandrake and black hellebore;
Who on their understanding most impose.

The griper senna, and the puker riie, First man creates, and then he fears the elf; The sweetener sassafras, are added too, Thus others cheat him not, but he himself; 20

And on the structure next he heaps a load He lothes the substance, and he loves the show;

Of sulphur, turpentine, and mastic wood; 90 You 'll ne'er convince a fool, himself is so:

Gums, fossils too, the pyramids increas'd; He hates realities, and hugs the cheat,

A mummy next; once monarch of the east; And still the only pleasure's the deceit.

Then froin the compter lie takes down the file, So meteors flatter with a dazzling dye,

And with prescriptions lights the solemn pile. Which no existence has, but in the eye.

Feebly the trames on clumsy wings aspire, As distant prospects please us, but when near And smothering fogs of smoke benight the fire. We find but desert rocks and fleeting air;

With sorrow he beheld the sad portent, From stratagem to stratagem we run,

Then to the hag these orisons he sent: And he knows most, who latest is undone. 30 “ Disease! thou ever most propitious power,

“ Mankind one day serene and free appear; Whose kind indulgence we discern each hour! 100 The next, they're cloudy, sullen, and severe: Thou well canst boast thy numerous pedigree, New passions new opinions still excite;

Begot by Sloth, maintain'd by Luxury.
And what they like at noon they leave at night.

In gilded palaces thy prowess reigns,
They gain with labour what they quit with ease; But flies the humble sheds of cottage swains.
And health, for want of change, becomes disease. To you şuch might and energy belong,
Religion's bright authority they dare,

You nip the blooming, and unnerve the strong. And yet are slaves to superstitious fear.

The purple conqueror in chains you bind, They counsel others, but themselves deceive;

And are to us your vassals only kind. And though they 're cozen'd still, they still believe.

* If, in return, all diligence we pay “So false their censure, fickle their esteem, 41 To fix your empire, and confirm your sway, 110 This hour they worship, and the next blaspheme.

Far as the weekly-bills can reach around, “Shall I then, who with penetrating sight From Kent-street end, to fam'd St. Giles's pound; Inspect the springs that guide each appetite;

Behold this poor libation with a smile, Who with unfathom'd searches hourly pierce

And let auspicious light break through the pile." The dark recesses of the universe;

He spoke; and on the pyramid he laid Be aw'd, if puny emmets would oppress;

Bay-leaves and vipers-hearts, and thus he said: Or fear their fury, or their name caress?

“As these consume in this mysterious fire, If all the fiends that in low darkness reign

So let the cursd Dispensary expire! Be not the fictions of a sickly brain,


And as those crackle in the flames, and die, That prospect, the Dispensary they call,

So let its vessels burst, and glasses fly!” 120 Before the Moon can blunt her horns, shall fall." But a sinister cricket straight was heard; With that, a glance from mild Aurora's eyes

The altar fell, the offering disappear'd. Shoots through the crystal kingdoms of the skies.

As the fam'd wight the omen did regret, The savage kind in forests cease to roam, And sots , o'ercharg'd with nauseous loads, reel Squirt brought the news the company was met.

Nigh where Fleet-ditch descends in sable home;


streams, Drums, trumpets, hautboys, wake the slumbering to wash his sooty Naiads in the Thames; Whilst bridegroom sighs, and thinks the bride less There stands a structure on a rising hill, fair;

(spread, Where Tyros take their freedom out to kill. Light's cheerful smiles o'er th' azure waste are

Some pictures in these dreadful shambles tell, And Miss from inus of court bolts out unpaid; 60 How, by the Delian god, the Python fell; 190 The sage, transported at th' approaching hour,

And how Medea did the philtre brew, Imperiously thrice thunder'd on the floor;

That could in Æson's veins young force renew; Officious Squirt that moment had access, His crust was great, his vigilance no less.

VARIATIONS. To bim thus Horoscope:

Ver. 101. Thou that would'st lay whole states and My kind companion in this dire affair,

regions waste, Which is more light, since you assuine a share ; Sooner than we, thy cormorants, should fast.



How mournful Myrrha for her crimes appears, 'T is therefe my advice, in haste we send,
And heals hysteric matrons still with tears; And beg the faculty to be our friend;
How Mentha and Althea, nymphs no more, Send swarms of patients, and our quarrels end.
Revive in sacred plants, and health restore; So awful beadles, if the vagrant treat,

How sanguine swains their amorous hours repent, Straight turn familiar, and their fasces quit.
When pleasure's past, and pains are permanent; In vain we but contend, that planet's power
And how frail nymphs oft, by abortion, aim Those vapours can disperse it rais'd before."
To lose a substance, to preserve a name. 140 As he prepar'd the mischief to recite,

Soon as each member in his rank was plac'd, Keen Colocynthus 2 paus’d, and foam'd with spite. The assembly Diasenna - thus address'd:

Sour ferments on his shining surface swim, “ My kind confederates, if my poor intent, Work np the froth, and bubble o'er the brim: As 't is sincere, had been but prevalent,

Not beauties fret so much if freckles come, We here had met on some more safe design, Or nose should redden in the drawing-roon; 200 And on no other business but to dine;

Or lovers that mistake th’appointed hour, The faculty had still maintain'd their sway, Or in the lucky minute want the power. And interest then had bid us but obey;

Thus heThou scandal of great Pæan's art, This only emulation we had known, 149 At thy approach the springs of Nature start, Who best could fill his purse, and thin the town. The nerves unbrace: nay, at the sight of thee, But now from gathering clouds destruction pours, A scratch turns cancer, itch a leprosy. Which ruins with mad rage our halcyon hours: Could'st thou propose, that we, the friends of Fates, Mists from black jealousies the tempests form, Who fill churchyards, and who unpeople states, Whilst late divisions reinforce the storm.

Who baffle Nature, and dispose of lives, 209 Know, when these feuds, like those at law, were Whilst Russels, as we please, or starves or thrives, past,

Should e'er submit to their despotic will, The winners will be losers at the last.

Who out of consolation scarce can kill? Like heroes in sea-fights we seek renown;

The towering Alps shall sooner sink to rales, To fire some hostile ship, we burn our own. And leeches, in our glasses, swell to whales; Whoe'er throws dust against the wind, descries Or Norwich trade in instruments of steel, He throws it, in effect, but in his eyes. 160 And Birmingham in stuffs and druggets deal! That juggler which another's sleight will show, Alleys at Wapping furnish us new modes, But teaches how the world his own may know. And Monmouth-street, Versailles with ridingThrice happy were those golden days of old,

boods! When dear as Burgundy, ptisans were sold; The sick to th' Hundreds in pale throngs repair, When patients chose to die with better will, And change the Gravel-pits for Kentish air 220 Than breathe, and pay th' apothecary's bill: Our properties must on our arms depend; And, cheaper than for our assistance call, 'Tis next to conquer, bravely to defend. Might go to Aix or Bourbon, spring and fall. 'T is to the vulgar death too harsh appears; Then priests increas'd, and piety decay'd, The ill we feel is only in our fears. Churchmen the church's purity betray'd,

To die, is landing on some silent shore, Their lives and doctrine slaves and atheists made, Where billows never break, nor tempests roar: The laws were but the hireling judge's sense; Ere well we feel the friendly stroke, 'tis o'er. Juries were sway'd by venal evidence.

The wise through thought th' iosults of death defy; Pools were promoted to the council-board, The fools, through blest insensibility. Tools to the bench, and bullies to the sword. 'T is what the guilty fear, the pious crave; 2:40 Pensions in private were the senate's aim; Songht by the wretch, and vanquish'd by the brave. And patriots for a place abandon’d fame.

It eases lovers, sets the captive free; “ But now no influencing art remains,

And, though a tyrant, offers liberty. For Somers has the seal, and Nassau reigns,

“ Sound but to arms, the fue shall soon confess And we, in spite of our resolves, must bow, 180 | Our force increases, as our funds grow less; And suffer by a reformation too.

And what requir'd such industry to raise, For now late jars our practices detect,

We'll scatter into nothing as we please, And mines, when once discovered, lose effect. Thus they 'll acknowledge, to annihilate Dissensions, like small streams, are first begun, Shows no less wondrous power than to create. Searce seen they rise, but gather as they run: We'll raise our numerous cohorts, and oppose So lines that from their parallel decline,

The feeble forces of our pigmy foes;
More they proceed, the more they still disjoin. Legions of quacks shall join us on the place,

From great Kirleus down to doctor Case.

Though such vile rubbish sink, yet we shall rise; Ver. 182. “But now late jars our practices detect,

Directors still secure the greatest prize. For mines, when once discover'd, lose th’effect. Such poor supports serve only like a stay; Dissensions, like sınall streams, are first begun,

The tree once fix'd, its rest is torn away. Scarce seen they rise, but gather as they run.

“So patriots, in time of peace and ease, So lines luat from their parallel decline,

Forget the fury of the late disease: More they advance, the more they still disjoin. On dangers past serenely think no more, 950 'Tis therefore my advice, in haste we send, And curse the hand that heal'd the wound before. And beg the faculty to be our friend.”

“ Arm therefore, gallant friends, 't is honour's As he revolving stood to say the rest,

Or let us boldly fight, or bravely fall!" (call; Pough Colocynthus thus his rage exprest.

2 Dart, an apothecary. Gilstorp, an apothecary.

SA celebrated undertaker of funerals,

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