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Bless you late and early,
Laughlin 0 Enagin,
By my kand", you dance rarely,
Margery Grinagin t.
Bring straw for our bed,
Shake it down to the feet,
Then over us spread
The winnowing sheet':
To fhow I don't flinch,
Fill the bowl up again ;
Then give us a pinch
Of your sneezing, a yean I.
Good Lord, what a sight,
After all their good cheer,
For people to fight
In the midst of their beer
They rise from their feast,
And hot are their brains,
A cubit at least
The length of their skeans il.
What stabs and what cuts,
What clatt'ring of sticks ;
What strokes on the guts,
What bastings and kicks!
With cudgels of oak
Well harden'd in flame
An hundred heads broke,
An hundred ftruck lame.
You churl, I'll maintain
My father built Luik,
The castle of Slain,
And Carrick Drumrusk :





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A French gentleman dining with some company on a

faft-day, called for some bacon and eggs. The rest were very angry, and reproved him for so hainous a fin; whereupon he wrote the following lines extempore; which are here translated.

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H O can believe with common sense,

A bacon-fice gives God offence,
Or how a herring hath a charm
Almighty vengeance to difarm?
Wrapt up in majesty divine,
Does he regard on what we dine ?

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+ It is the custom in Ireland, to call nurses foster-mothers, their husbands fofter-fathers, and their children foster-brothers or ofter-sisters ; and thus the poorest claim kindred to the richest.

An excellent new Song on a seditious pamphlet * To the tune of Packington's pound.

Written in the year 17.20. BRocados and damasks, and tabbies, and gawles,

Are by Robert Ballentine lately brought over, With forty things more: now hear what the law says, Whoe’er will not wear them, is not the King's lover. Tho' a printer and dean

5 Seditiously mean Our true Irish hearts from old England to wean; We'll buy English filks for our wives andour daughters

, In spite of his Deanship and journeyman Waters.

In England the dead in woollen are clad,

The Dean and his printer then let us cry fie on ; To be cloth'd like a carcase would make a Teague mad, Since a living dog better is than a dead lion.

Our wives they grow sullen
At wearing of woollen,

15 And all we poor shopkeepers must our horns pull in. Then we'll buy English filks for our wives and our

In spite of his Deanship and journeyman Waters.

Whoever our trading with England would hinder,

To inflame both the nations do plainly conspire; 20 Because Irish linen will soon turn to tinder;

And wool it is greafy and quickly takes fire. * Dr Swift having wrote a treatise adyising the people of Ire land to wear their own manufactures, a profecution was set on foot against Waters the printer thereof;' which was carried on with lo much violence, that the then Lord Chief Justice, Whitlhed, thought proper, in a manner the most extraordinary

, to keep the grand jury above twelve hours, and to send them eleven times out of court, until he had wearied them into a spe cial verdict.' Dub, edit. See vol, iji: P. 3.



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Therefore I assure ye,

Our noble grand jury, When they saw the Dean's book, they were in a great fury :

25 They would buy English filks for their wives, and

their daughters,
In spite of his Deanship and journeyman Waters.

This wicked rogue Waters, who always is finning, j

And before Gorum nobus so oft has been call’d, 29
Henceforward fall print neither pamphlets nor linen.
And, if fwearing can do't, shall be swingingly mauld:

And as for the Dean,

You know whom I mean,
If the printer will peach him, he'll scarce come off clean.
Then we'll buy English filks for our wives and our

In spite of his Deanship and journeyman Waters.
CARBERİÆ Rupes in comitatu Corgagena
apud Hibernicos *

sowwe Scripfit Jun. ann. Dom. 1723. E Cce ingens

fragmen scopuli, quod vertice summo
Desuper impendet, nullo fundamine nixom,
Decidit in fluctus : maria undique et undique faxa
Horrisono stridore tonant, et ad æthera murmur
Erigitur ; trepidatque fuis Neptunus in undis.

Nam, longâ venti rabie, atque aspergine crebra
Æquorei laticis, specus imâ rupe cavatur:
Jam fultura ruit, jam summa cacumina nutant ;
Jam cadit in præceps moles, 'et verberat undas.
Attonitus credas, hinc dejecisse tonantem
Montibus impofitos montes, et Pelion altum
In capita anguipedum coelo jaculâffe gigantum.

• See above, p. se

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Sæpe etiam fpelunca immani aperitur hiatu
Exefa è fcopulis, et utrinque foramina pandit,
Hinc atque hinc a ponto ad pontum pervia Phobo. 15
Cautibus enorme junctis laquearia tecti
Formantur; moles olim ruitura fuperne.
Fornice fublimi nidos posuere palumbes,
Inque imo ftagní posuere cubilia phocæ.

SED, cum fævit hyems, et venti, carcere rupto, 20
Immensos volvunt fluctus ad culmina montis,
Non obfeffæ arces, non fulmina vindice dextrâ
Miffa Jovis, quoties inimicas fævit in urbes,
Exæquant fonitum undarum, veniente procella :
Littora littoribus reboant ; vicinia latè,

25 Gens assueta mari, et pedibus percurrere rupes, Terretur tamen, et longè fugit, arva relinquens.

GRAMINA dum carpunt pendentes rupe capellæ,
Vi salientis aquæ de fummo præcipitantur,
Et dulces animas imo sub gurgite linquunt. 30

Piscator terrâ non audet vellere funem ;
Sed latet in portu tremebundus, et, aëra sudum
Haud fperans, Nereum precibus votisque fatigat.

(We have added a translation of the preceding poem for the
benefit of cur English readers. It is done by Mr W. Dun-
kin, M. A. for whom our supposed author hath expressed a
great regard on account of his ingenious performances, al-
cho' unacquainted with him.]

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CARBERY Rocks in the county of Cork, Ireland.

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O! from the top of yonder cliff, that shrouds

Its airy head amidst the azure clouds,
Hangs a huge fragment; destitute of props,
Prone on the waves the rocky ruin drops !
With hoarse rebuff the swelling seas rebound, 5
From Thore to shore the rocks return the found :
The dreadful murmur heaven's high convex cleaves,
And Neptune shrinks beneath his sabject waves :

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