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* His budget with corruptions cramm’d,
goes ; “ And then at Belzebub's black hall,
Complains his buitzet was too small."
Your fimile may better shine
T. JANUS, on New-YEAR'S-DAY.
Written in the year 17299
Be my Phæbus while I rhyme :
God of time, if you be wise,
HAPPY nation! were we blind,
Drown your morals, Madam cries,
DRAPIE R'S-H I L L*.
Written in the year 1729.
WE give the world to understand,
Our thriving Dean has purchas'd land ;
• The Dean gave this name te a farm callà Drumlack, which he took of Sir Arthur Acheson, whofe seat lay between that and Market-hill and intended to build an house upon it, but afterwards changed his mind. Hawkes.
# Sir Arthur Acheson, from whom the purchase was made.
His medals and his prints forgotten,
15 And all his handkerchiefs are rotten *; His famous Letters made waste paper ; This hill may keep the name of DRAPIER : In spite of envy flourish ftill, And Drapier's vie with Cooper's hill.
THE GRAND QUESTION debated :
Whether HAMILTON'S BAWN + should be turned into
a BARRACK or a MalThouse?
Written in the year 1729.
The Preface to the Englih Edition. TH
HE author of the following poem is Jaid to be
Dr J. S. D. S. P. D. who writ it, as well as several other copies of verses of the like kind, by zucy of anzusement, in the family of an honourable gentlemen in the north of Ireland, where he spent a filmmer about two or three years ago..
A certain very great perfont, then in that kingdom, having heard much of this poem, obtained a copy from the gentlenian, or, as fonze fray, the Lady, in whose house it was written; froin whence, I know not by what accident, feveral other copies were tranfcribed, full of errors. As I have a great respect for the filp- posed alithor, I have procured a true copy of the poemn; the publication whereof can do him lefs injury than printirig any of those incorrect oiles which ran ałout in martfcript, and would infallibly be foon in the presse if not tinis preventede.
• Medals were cast, many signs hung up, and handkerchiefs made with devices, in honour of the author, under the name of M. B. Drapier.
† A bawn was a place near the house, inclofed with mud or Stone walls to keep the cattle from being stoln in the night. They are now little ured,
# John Lord Carteret, then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, afteswards Earl of Granville in right of his mother.
Some expreffions being peculiar 10 Ireland, I bave prevailed on a gentleman of that kingdom to explain themy and I have put the several explanations in their proper places.
THUS spoke to my Lady the Knight* fall of care,
Let me have your advice in a weighty affair. This Hamilton's Bawn t, whilft it sticks on my hand, I lose by the house what I get by the land ; But how to dispose of it to the best bidder,
5 For a barrack for malthouse, we now must consider.
First, let me suppose I make it a malthouse,
eftate. Thus ended the Knight:: thus began his meek wife; It must, and it shall be a barrack, my life. 26 I'm grown a mere mopus; no company comes, But a rabble of tenants, and rusty dull rumilla
... Sir Arthur Acheson, at whofe feat it was written: + A large old house, two miles from Sir Arthur Acheson's feat.
The army in Ireland is lodged in strong 'buildings over the whole kingdom, called barracks.
1 A.cant word in Ireland for a poor country-clergyman..
With parsons what lady can keep herself clean ?
Thus argu'd my Lady, but argu'd in vain;
But Hannah t, who listen'd to all that was past,
dream's out; for I was a-dream'd
Dear Madam, had you but the spirit to teafe,
+ My Lady's waiting-woman.
Two of Sir Arthur's managers.