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When he eats,
So shall I,
A GENTLE ECHO ON WOMAN.*
IN THE DORIC MANNER.
Echo. Before. SHEPHERD. What most moves women when we them address ?
Echo. A dress.
* This writer seems to have beep indebted either to Lord Sterling's Aurora, 4to. 1604; or to “ The Hog hath lost its Pearl.” See Nir, Reed's Note in Dodsley's Old Plaks, vol. vi. p. 420. N.
Echo. A door.
Echo. 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. 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 blours ?
Echo. Bang her.
Echo. Hang her.
Echo. Guard her well.
HERE continueth to rot
Excepting PRODIGALITY and HYPOCRISY :
His matchless IMPUDENCE from the second. Nor was hé more singular in the undeviating pravity of his manners, than successful in accumulating
Without TRUST of PUBLIC MONEY,
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 indigeant reader!
the sight of
JOHANNES jacet hic Mirandula-cætera nôrunt Et Tagus et Ganges-forsàn et Antipodes.
APPLIED TO F. C.
HERE Francis Chartres lies*bé civil !
* Thus applied by Mr. Pope; "Here lies Lord Coningsby." H.
PETER complains, that God has given
To his poor babe a life so short:
'Tis good to have a friend at court.
You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come:
EPITAPH OF BY-WORDS.
HERE lies a round woman, who thought mighty odd