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Ma foy 1 (quoth then a courtier sly)
He on his child does leer too;

I wish he has no mind to try
What some papas will here do.

The courtiers all with one accord
Broke out in Nelly's praises,
Admir'd her rose, and lys sans farde
(Which are your termes françoises.)
Then might you see a painted ring
Of dames that stood by Nelly:
She, like the pride of all the spring,
And they like fleurs de palais.

In Marli's gardens, and St. Clou,
I saw this charming Nelly,
Where shameless nymphs, expos'd to view,
Stand naked in each alley:
But Venus had a brazen face,
Both at Versailles and Meudon,
Or else she had resign'd her place,
And left the stone she stood on.

Were Nelly's figure mounted there,
'Twould put down all th’ Italian:
Lord! how those foreigners would stares
But I should turn Pygmalion:
For, spite of lips, and eyes, and mien,
Me nothing can delight so,
As does that part that lies between
Her left toe and her right toe.

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THE longitude miss'd on

is that stood by Nelly:
or pride of all the pring By wicked Will. Whiston;
And not better hit on

y like four; d. palai. -
- By good master Ditton.

girdens, and St. Clou,

is charming Nelly, RITORNELLO.

acks nymphs, exposdo"
sed in each alley:
had a brazen fice,

So Ditton and Whiston
May both be bep-ston;
And Whiston and Ditton

versailles and Meudon, May both be besh-ton.
had resign'd her place,
or stone she stood on. Sing Ditton,
Besh-ton;
s figure mounted thert, And Whiston,
ut down alth'Italian: | Bep-ston.
those foreigners would sist! .
litum Pygmalion: . Sing Ditton and Whiston,
sons, and eyes, and mith And Whiston and Ditton,
g o delight so, Besh-t and bep-ston,
art that lies between Bep-st and besh-ton.
and her right too. DA Capo.
EPI-

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E P I G R A M
ON THE FEUDS ABOUT HAN DEL AND BONONCIN1.

STRANGE all this difference should be
'Twixt Tweedle-DuM and Tweedle-DEE

ON MRS. TOFTS #.

SO bright is thy beauty, so charming thy song,

As had drawn both the beasts and their Orpheus along:

But such is thy av'rice, and such is thy pride,

That the beasts must have starv'd, and the poet have died.

TWO OR THREE:

OR, A RECEIPT TO MAKE A cuckold.

TWO or three visits, and two or three bows,
Two or three civil things, two or three vows,
Two or three kisses, with two or three sighs,
Two or three JESUSEs and LET-ME-DIES,
Two or three squeezes, or two or three towzes,
(With two or three thousand pound lost at their
houses)
Can never fail cuckolding two or three spouses.

• Mrs. Tosts was the daughter of a person in the family of Dr. Burmet, bishop of Salisbury. She lived at the introduction of the opera into this kingdom, and sung in company with Nicolini; but, being ignorant of Italian, chanted her recitative in English, in answer to his Italian: but the charms of their voices overcame this absurdity. Her character may be collected from the above epigram. She retired from England, and died at

Venice about the year 1769. EPI

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WHEN Israel's daughters mourn'd their past offences,
They dealt in sackcloth, and turn'd cinder-wenches:
But Richmond's fair ones never spoil their locks;
They use white powder, and wear Holland smocks.
O comely church where females find clean linen
As decent to repent in, as to sin in.

THF BALANCE OF EUROPE.

NOW Europe's balanc'd, neither side prevails; |
For nothing's left in either of the scales.

A PANE

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A
PANEGYRICAL EPISTLE
TO
MR. THOMAS SNOW,

GOLDSMITH, NEAR TEMPLE BAR }

Occasioned by his buying and selling the third South Sea Subscriptions, taken in by the Directors at One Thousand

per cent *.

DISDAIN not, SNow, my humble verse to hear,
Stick thy black pen awhile behind thy ear.
Whether thy counter shine with sums untold,
And thy wide-grasping hand grows black with gold;
Whether thy mien erect, and sable locks,
In crowds of brokers over awe the stocks;
Suspend the worldly business of the day,
And, to enrich thy mind, attend my lay.
O thou, whose penetrative wisdom found
The South Sea rocks and shelves, where thousands

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• In the year 1720, the South Sea company, under promo of paying the publick debt, obtained an act of parliament for enlarging their capital, by taking into it all the debts of the nation, incurred before the year 1716, amounting to 31,664,5511. Pat of this sum was subscribed into their capital at three subscriptions: the first at 3ool. per cent, the second at 4ool, and a third at loool. Such was the infatuation of the time, that these subscriptions were bought and sclé at exorbitant premiums; so that icol. South Sea stock, subscribed at locol. was sold for 120°l.

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