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The good old dame, ravish'd out-right,
Ev'n doated on fo gay a fight;
Her Frank, as glorious as the morn;
Poor Numps was look'd upon with scorn.
With other eyes


yeoman sage Beheld each youth; nought could engage His

wary and difcerning heart, But sterling worth and true desert. At last, he could no longer bear Such strange sophisticated ware ; He cries (enrag'd at this odd fcene) " What can this foolish coxcomb mean, “ Who, like a pedlar with his pack, “ Carries his riches on his back? " Soon shall this blockhead sink my rents, “ And alienate my tenements, “ Which long have stood in good repair, “ Nor funk, nor rose, from heir to heir; 66 Still the same rent without advance, 6. Since the Black Prince first conquer'd France: < But now,

alas ! all must be lost,
And all my prudent projects croft.
“. Brave honest race! Is it thus then
“ We dwindle into gentlemen ?
“ But I'll prevent this foul disgrace,
This butterfly from hence I'll chace."

He saddles Ball without delay,
To London town directs his way;
There at the Heralds Office he
Took out his coat, and paid his fee,
And had it cheap, as wits agree.


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A lion rampant, stout and able,
Argent the field, the border fable;

escutcheon look'd as fine,

new-daub'd country sign.
Thus having done what he decreed,
Home he returns with all his speed :
“ Here, son," said he, “ since you will be
“ A gentleman in spight of me;
“ Here, fir, this gorgeous bauble take,
56 How well it will become a rake!
“ Be what you seem: this is your share;
“ But honest Numps shall be my

heir ;
“ To him I 'll leave my whole estate,
• Lest my brave race degenerate.”


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WHEN faints were cheap in good Nol's reign,

As finners now in Drury-Lane;
Wrapt up in mysteries profound,
A faint perceiv'd his head turn round:

'hether the sweet and savoury wind,
nat should have been discharg'd behind,

vant of vent had upward fled,
ad seiz'd the fortress of his head ;
sage philosophers, debate :

ve no problems intricate.
स a: he was mad, to me is clear,

why should he, whose nicer ear ild never bear church-musick here, foil. Dd 2



Dream that he heard the blest above,
Chanting in hymns of joy and love?
Organs themselves, which were of yore
The musick of the scarlet whore,
Are now with transport heard. In fine,
Ravish'd with harmony divine,
All earthly blessings he defies,
The guest and favourite of the skies.
At last, his too officious friends
The doctor call, and he attends :
The patient cur’d, demands his fee.
• Curse on thy farting pills and thee,”
Reply'd the faint : “ah! to my cost
" I'm cur'd: but where's the heaven I lost?
6 Go, vilc deceiver, get thee hence,
or Who 'd barter Paradise for sense ?”

Ev'n so bemus'd (that is, pofsest),
With raptures fir'd, and more than bleft;
In pompous epick, towering odes,
I strut with heroes, feast with gods;
Enjoy by turns the tuneful quire,
For me they touch each golden lyre.
Happy delusion! kind deceit !
Till you, my friend, reveal the cheat;
Your eye severe, traces each fault,
Each swelling word, each tinsel thought.
Cur'd of my frenzy, I despise
Such trifles, stript of their disguise,
Convinc'd, and miserably wise.


C O N T E N T S.



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13 Hobbinol

9.5 Field Sports

141 Allan Ramsay to Mr. Somervile

159 An Ode, humbly inscribed to his Grace the Duke

of Marlborough, upon his Removal from all
his Places

163 An Ode, occasioned by the Duke of Marlborough's embarking for Oftend, An. 1712

168 To Mr. Addison, occafioned by his purchasing an Eftate in Warwickshire

174 An Imitation of the Ninth Ode of the Fourth

Book of Horace. Inscribed to the Right Ho-
nourable James Stanhope, Esq; one of his Ma-
jesty's Principal Secretaries of State, afterwards
Earl Stanhope

180 i) Doctor Mackenzie

187 he Wise

189 Memory of the Rev. Mr. Moore

191 ph upon Hugh Lumber, Husbandman

192 Hip. To William Colmore, Efq; the Day er the great Meteor, in March 1715

193 a Lady, who made me a Present of a Silver Pen 195 Pesenting to a Lady a White Rose and a Red, on khe Tenth of June

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An Epiftle to Allan Ramsay
Ramsay's Answer
To Allan Ramsay, upon his publishing his second la Gentlemar

Volume of Poems
To the Author of the Essay on Man
Epistle to Mr. Thomson on the first Edition of his Midow of Sev

To the Right Hon. Lady Anne Coventry; upon

viewing her fine Chimney-Piece of Shell-Work zainting-Song
Address to his Elbow-Chair, new cloathed
Paraphrase upon a French Song
Hudibras and Milton reconciled. To Sir Adol-

phus Oughton
Upon Miranda's leaving the Country
To Phyllis
To the Right Honourable the Earl of Hallifax,

with the Fable of the Two Springs
Song for the Lute
The Coquet
The Superannuated Lover
Advice to the Ladies
Anacreontic, to Cloe drinking
To a discarded Toast
The Perjured Mistress. From Horace, Epod. t.

2. Translation Horace recom ides his Fries Miser's Spec

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