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Ma foy 1 (quoth then a courtier sly)
I wish he has no mind to try
The courtiers all with one accord
In Marli's gardens, and St. Clou,
Were Nelly's figure mounted there,
ODE into then a courtier sly) I 429 1 is child doesket too; is no mind to try one papas will here do. ODE FOR MUSICK.
THE longitude miss'd on
is that stood by Nelly:
y like four; d. palai. -
girdens, and St. Clou,
is charming Nelly, RITORNELLO.
acks nymphs, exposdo"
So Ditton and Whiston
versailles and Meudon, May both be besh-ton.
E P I G R A M
STRANGE all this difference should be
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,
• 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
WHEN Israel's daughters mourn'd their past offences,
THF BALANCE OF EUROPE.
NOW Europe's balanc'd, neither side prevails; |
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,
• 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.