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And over these fillets he wisely has thrown,
The loure of the wood for a med'cine is us'd,
The next is an insect we call a wood-worm, That lies in old wood like a hare in her form: With teeth or with claws it will bite or will scratch ; And chambermaids christen this worm a death-watch ; Because, like a watch, it always cries click: Then woe be to those in the house who are fick ; For, as fure as a gun, they will give up the ghoft, If the maggot cries click, when it scratches the post. But a kettle of scalding hot water injected 25 Infallibly cures the timber affected; The omen is broken, the danger is over; The maggot will die, and the fick will recover. Such a worm was Will Wood, when he scratch'd
at the door Of a governing itatesman or favourite whore: 30 The death of our nation he seem'd to foretel, And the sound of his brass we took for our knell. But now fince the Drapier hath heartily maul'd him, I think the best thing we can do is to scald him. For which operation there's nothing more proper 35 Than the liquor he deals in, his own melted copper : Unless like the Dutch, you rather would boil This coiner of rapst in a cauldron of oil.
* He was in jail for debt.
Then chuse which you please, and let each bring a
faggot, For out fear's at an end with the death of the maggot I.
To QU IL CA.
A COUNTRY-House of Dr SHERIDAN, in no very
good repair, where the supposed author, and fome of his friends, spent a summer in the year 1725.
properties explain :
See vol. iii. p. 143.
HORACE, ode 14. book 1. paraphrased,
and infcribed to IRELAND.
Written in the year 1725-6.
Paor floating ifle, tosid on ill fortune's waves,
And thus address thee in the sailor's style.
New waves (hall drive thee to the deep a
Like faithful counsellors on either side.
The fingle pillar for his country's good,
Behold it cracks by yon rough eastern wind.
Your cables burst, and you must quickly feel
Malus celeri faucius Africo.
Vix durare carina
Thus, commonwealths receive a foreign yoke,
When the strong cords of union once are broke. 6. Torn by a sudden tempest is thy fail, Expanded to invite a milder gale.
As when some writer in a public cause
A larger facrifice in vain you vow;
In vain from injur'd heav'n relief expects. 8. 'Twill not avail, when thy strong fides are
She sav'd Britannia's rights, and lost her own. 9. In hips decay'd no mariner confides,
Lur'd by the gilded ttern and painted fides ;
6. Non tibi sunt integra lintea.
Sylve filia nobilis.
They on the bold brocades and fatins ravid,
Dear veffel, still be to thy fteerage just;
WEAR Y and fea-sick when in thee confin'd,
On reading Dr Young's satires called the UNIVERSAL Passion, by which he means Pride.
Written in the year 1926.
5 So steadily the fenate guides :
} 10. Fidit; tu, nisi ventis
Debes ludibrium, cave.
Nunc desiderium, curaque non levis,
Vites æquora Cycladas. Sir Robert Walpole He was prime minister of state to King George 1. and II. for above twenty years. He was made a Knight of the Bath in May 1725, and a Knight of the Garter in May 1720 ; was created Earl of Orford in February 1742, and died March 18. 1745.
+ Sir Spencer Compton, the Speaker of the house of Commons at that time. He was created Baron of Wilmington of Sussex January 11. 1727, and Earl of Wilmington, May 14. 1730. He died First Commissioner of the Treasury, July 2. 1743.