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BY PETER PUZZLEWELL, Esq.
OF REBUS HALL.
JOHN HARRIS, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD.
In deepest solitudes I most delight,
WHETHER derived from heaven, or sprung from earth,
Philosophers, or sages, must decide !
With many a learned orator beside.
No author without me can hope to please ;
I teach correctness, elegance, and ease. I have a numerous family, whose names
Were long to tell, and useless to relate ; Each has his different office, functions, claims,
His separate place, and his appointed state. My elder offspring ever present stay ;
Some are just going, others wholly gone ; Some fix their prospects on a distant day ;
The rest command or urge whate'er is done. One other hint to this account I give,
That what I am you easily may guess ; Whether you sleep or wake, or die or live,
'Tis I alone the action can express.
In spring I look gay,
Deck'd in comely array;
As colder it grows,
I throw off my clothes, And in winter quite naked appear.
I am a thing that many say
Is bought with toil and trouble ; What all would wish for once a day,
Yet few desire to double.