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You say you will eat grass on his grave: a|And my delight is to expose
should die before ye;
the schoolthought my master a wise man, but that man aunders, said I, I would rather than a quart
§ 240. On Gold.
ALL-RULING tyrant of the earth,
[pin a dishclout to his tail. How is the greatest monarch blest,
hereof I could say more to your verses, if
could write written hand
nd so I remain, in a civil way, your servant to command, MARY.
239. Riddles, by Dr. Swift and his Friends.
youth exalted high in air,
nd dragg'd me from my mother's side:
d then, with heart more hard than stone,
From me, or my embraces shun.
$241. On a Corkscrew.
My trade is prisoners to set free.
A greater chemist none than I,
Yet the plain 'quire, when dinner's done,
I hourly wait some fatal end;
AM jet-black, as you may see, The son of pitch and gloomy night: Yet all that know me will agree
I'm dead, except I live in light. Sometimes in panegyric high,
Like lofty Pindar I can soar; And raise a virgin to the sky,
Or sink her to a pocky whore.'
To-morrow of a bitter juice;
There should be quarrels ainong kings. And, after all, you'll think it odd,
When learned doctors will dispute, That I should point the word of God, And shew where they can best confute. Let lawyers bawl and strain their throats: 'Tis I that must the lands convey, And strip the clients to their coats; Nay, give their very souls away.
$244. On the Five Senses. ALL of us in one you'll find ;
Brethren of a wondrous kind; Yet among us all no brother Knows one tittle of the other. We in frequent councils are, And our marks of things declare,
Where, to us unknown a clerk Sits and takes them in the dark. He's the register of all
In our ken both great and small;
If wine's bought, or victuals drest, One enjoys them for the rest.
Pierce is all with wounding steel, One for all of us will feel.
Though ten thousand cannons roar, Add to them ten thousand more, Yet but one of us is found Who regards the dreadful sound. Do what is not fit to tell, There's but one of us can smell.
§ 245. On an Echo. NEVER sleeping, still awake,
Pleasing most when most I speak:
I can bark, or I can low;
On a Cannon. >TTEN, and born, and dying with noise, e terror of women, and pleasure of bovs; he fiction of poets concerning the wind, iefly unruly when strongest confin'd. Iver and gold I don't trouble my head, 1 I delight in is pieces of lead;
Except when I trade with a ship or a town,
$ 251. To Quilca, a Country-House of Dr. Sheridan, in no very good Repair. 1725.
ET me thy properties explain:
$252. The grand Question debated: Whether Hamilton's Bawn should be turned into a Barrack or a Mall-House. 1729.
THUS spoke to my Lady the Knight † full of
"Let me have your advice in a weighty affair: This Hamilton's bawn, whilst it sticks on "may hand,
I lose by the house what I get by the land; But how to dispose of it to the best bidder. "For a barrack or malt-house, we now nu»♬ "consider. [house. "First let me suppose I make it a maltHere I have computed the profit will fall t'us; "There's nine hundred pounds for labour and main;
I increase it to twelve, so three hundred re“A handsome addition for wine and good [year:
Three dishes a day, and three hogsheads a "With a dozen large vessels my vault shall be "stor'd;
Nolittle scrub joint shall come on my board>
he name of an Irish servant.
Le army in Ireland is lodged in strong buildings over the whole kingdom, called barracks.
Sir Arthur Acheson, at whose seat this was written.
Thus ended the Knight. Thus began his meek wife:
You honour me much."-"The honour i " mine."
«Twas a sad rainy night."—"But the morn “ing is fine."
" Pray how does my lady?"—" My wife's at your service."
It must and it shall be a barrack, my life. "I'm grown a mere mopus; no company comes "But a rabble of tenants and rusty dull rums: "With parsons what lady can keep herself clean? "I'm all over daub'd when I sit by the Dean:" I think I have seen her picture by Jervas.""But if you will give us a barrack, my dear, "Good-morrow, good Captain, I'll wait on "The Captain, I'm sure, will always come here; "you down." "I then shall not value his Deanship a straw, "For the Captain, I warrant, will keep him in
"You shan't stir a foot."—" You'll think me "a clown.
For all the world, Captain."—" Not hali in "inch farther."
"You must be obey'd!"—" Your servant, Sir "Arthur!
"That men of his coat should be minding
But Hannah, who listen'd to all that was
My humble respects to my Lady unknown " I hope you will use my house as your own. "Go bring me my smock, and leave of
"6 your prate,
Thou hast certainly got a cup in thy pate" "Pray, madam, be quiet, what was it I st "You had like to have put it quite out of "head.
"Next day, to be sure, the Captain will cor "Sir Arthur the maltster! how fine it will" At the head of his troops with trumpet
Now, madam, observe how he marches:
"The man with the kettle-drums enter
[dream'd" Dub, dub, adub, dub. The trumpeters fo Tantara, tantara; while all the boys h See now comes the Captain, all daub'd vi "gold lace :
Wood. "And now my dream's out; for I was a-" "That I saw a huge rat-O dear, how I [shoes;
"And after, methought, I had lost my new
la! the sweet gentleman! look in his And see how he rides like a lord of the "With the fine flaining sword that he ba " in his hand;
"Dear madam, had you but the spirit to tease, "You might have a barrack whenever you "And his horse, the dear creler, it prances
"Your Ladyship smiles, and thus you begin: " Your + Noveds, and Bluturks, and Omurs, "Pray, Captain, be pleas'd to alight and walk
"and stuff, [found," By G-, they don't signify this pinch of snuffa "The Captain salutes you with congee pro- To give a young gentleman right education, And your Ladyship curtsies half way to the " The army's the only good school in the nation: ground. "My schoolmaster call'd me a dunce and a fool, But at cufis I was always the cock of the "school:
"Kit, run to your master, and hid him come"
[us. "I'm sure he'll be proud of the honour you do" And, Captain, you'll do us the favour to stay "And take a short dinner here with us to-day?" 'You're heartily welcome: but as for good "cheer,
I never could take to my book for the blood "of me,
And the puppy confess'd he expected no "good o' me. [wife, "He caught me one morning coquetting his "But he maul'd me, I ne'er was so maul'd in "my life:
"You come in the very worst time of the year;
You officers, Captain, are so complaisant !"
For the Captain's entreated to sit by your side:"
But the sight of a book makes me sick to this
"Never since I was born did I hear so much
And, madam, I laugh'd till I thought I
"But he durst not so much as once open his
The Parsons for envy are ready to burst.
And, madam, says he, If such dinners
You'll ne'er want for Parsons as long as you
And the Doctor was plaguily down in the “hips."
Thus merciless Hannah ran on in her talk, Till she heard the Dean call," Will your La"dyship walk?”
Her Ladyship answers, "I'm just coming
Then turning to Hannah, and forcing a frown,
I ne'er knew a Parson without a good nose:
Mister Curate, for all your grave looks, I'm" "afraid
Youcast a sheep's eye on her Ladyship's maid: I wish she would lend you her pretty white "hand.
In mending your cassock, and smoothing " your band
(For the Dean was so shabby, and look'd "like a ninny,
That the Captain suppos'd he was curate to
Whenever you see a cassock and gown,
Can hardly tell how to cry bo to a goose:
"Give me but a barrack, a fig for the clergy."
$253. On the Death of Dr. Swift. Ocea
sioned by reading the following Maxim in Rochefoucault: "Dans l'adversité de nos "meilleurs amis, nous trouvons toujours quel
que chose qui ne nous deplaist pas :"
"In the adversity of our best friends we always
Dr. Jinny, a clergyman in the neighbourhood.
↑ Ovids, Plutarcls, Homers.