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When on the monarch's ample band you sate,
TO QUINBUS FLESTRIN, THE MAN
A LILLIPUTIAN ODE.
Reach thy size?
Propp'd the skies :
See him stride
take heed !
Lest a host
So shall I,
A GENTLE ECHO ON WOMAN *.
IN THE DORIC MANNER.
Echo. Press. SHEPHERD. How shall I please her who ne'er lov'd before?
Echo. Before. SHEPHERD. What most moves women when we them address?
Echo. A dress, SHEPHERD. Say, what can keep her chaste, whom I adore ?
Echo. A door. SHEPHERD. If musick softens rocks, love tunes my lyre.
Écho. Lyar. SHEPHERD, Then teach me, Echo, how shall I come by her?
Echo, Buy her. SHEPHERD. When bought, no question, I shall be her dear?
Echo. Her deer.
* This writer seems to have been indebted either to lord Sterling's Aurora, 4to, 1604; or to “ The Hog hath lost its Pearl.” See Mr. Reed's Note in Dodsler's Old Plays, vol, vi. . 426. N.
SHEPHERD. But deer have horns: how must I keep her under?
Echo. Keep her under. SHEPHERD. How shall I hold her, ne'er to part asunder?
Echo. A-se under. SHEPHERD. But what can glad me, when she's laid on bier?
Echo, Beer. SHEPHERD. What must I do, when woman will be kind ?
Echo. Be kind. SHEPHERD. What must I do, when woman will be cross?
Echo. Be cross. SHEPHERD. Lord, what is she, that can so turn and wind?
Echo. Wind. SHEPHERD. If she be wind, what stills her when she blows?
Echo, Blows. SHEPHERD. But, if she bang again, still should I bang her?
Echo. Bang hero SHEPHERD. Is there no way to moderate her anger?
Echo. Hang her. SHEPHERD. Thanks, gentle Echo! right thy answers tell What woman is, and how to guard her well.
Echo. Guard her well.
Excepting PRODIGALITY and HYPOCRISY:
His matchless IMPUDENCE from the second. Nor was he more singular in the undeviating pravity of his manners, than successful in accumulating
A MINISTERIAL ESTATE.
He was the only person of his time Who could cheat without the mask of HONESTY; Retain his primeval Meanness when possessed of
TEN THOUSAND a year ; And, having daily deserved the GIBBET for what he did, Was at last condemned to it for what he could
O indignant reader! Think not his life useless to mankind ! PROVIDENCB connived at his execrable designs, To give to after ages a conspicuous Proof and
EXAMPLE Of how small estimation is EXORBITANT WEALTH in
the sight of