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COME, peace of mind, delightful guest! Return and make thy downy nest
Once more in this sad heart: Nor riches I nor power pursue, Nor hold forbidden joys in view ;
We therefore need not part.
Where wilt thou dwell, if not with me,
And pleasure's fatal wiles ?
The banquet of thy smiles ?
The great, the gay, shall they partake
And wilt thou quit the stream,
To be a guest with them?
For thee I panted, thee I prized,
Whate'er I loved before;
Farewell! we meet no more?
The purpose of to-day,
To-morrow rends away.
The bow well bent, and smart the spring,
Vice seems already slain;
And it revives again.
Some foe to his upright intent
Finds out his weaker part; Virtue engages his assent,
But pleasure wins his heart.
'Tis here the folly of the wise
Through all his art we view; And, while his tongue the charge denies,
His conscience owns it true.
Bound on a voyage of awful length,
And dangers little known,
Man vainly trusts his own.
But oars alone can ne'er prevail
To reach the distant coast; The breath of heaven must swell the sail,
Or all the toil is lost.
THE MODERN PATRIOT. REBELLION is my theme all day;
I only wish 'twould come (As who knows but perhaps it may ?)
A little nearer home,
Yon roaring boys, who rave and fight
On t'other side th' Atlantic,
But most so when most frantic.
When lawless mobs insult the court,
That man shall be my toast,
Who bravely breaks the most.
But oh! for him my fancy culls
The choicest flowers she bears, Who constitutionally pulls
Your house about your ears.
Such civil broils are my delight.
Though some folks can't endure them,
And that a rope must cure them.
A rope! I wish we patriots had
Such strings for all who need 'em---
Then farewell British freedom.
SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE
THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.
So when a child, as p!ayful children use,
OF AN ADJUDGED CASE NOT TO BE FOUND IN
ANY OF THE BOOKS.
BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
The spectacles set them unhappily wrong ;
To wbich the said spectacles ought to belong.
So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause
With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning; While chief baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
So famed for his talent in nicely discerning.
In behalf of the Nose it will quickly appear,
And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear,
Which amounts to possession time out of mind.
Then holding the spectacles up to the court--
Your lordship observes they are made with a straddle As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,
Designed to sit close to it, just like a saddle.
Again, would your lordship a moment suppose
('Tis a case that has happened, and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose,
Pray who would, or who could, wear spectacles then?
On the whole it appears, and my argument shows
With a reasoning, the court will never condemn, That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose,
And the Nose was as plainly intended for them.
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes :
For the court did not think they were equally wise.
So his lordship decreed, with a grave solemn tone,
Decisive and clear, without one if or but--That, whenever the Nose put his spectacles on,
By day-light or candle-light---Eyes should be shut!
LORD MANSFIELD'S LIBRARY,
Together with his Mss. BY THE MOB, IN THE MONTH OF JUNE, 1780. SO then---the Vandals of our isle,
Sworn foes to sense and law,
Than ever Roman saw!
And many a treasure more,
That graced his lettered store.
The loss was his alone ;
The burning of his own.
ON THE SAME.
In all-devouring flame,
And bid us fear the same.
O’er Murray's loss the muses wept,
They felt the rude alarm,
His sac head from harm.
From Flora's balmy store,
Had treasured up before.
Have done him cruel wrong ;
The honey on his tongue.