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('Tis a case that has happen'd, and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Pray who would, or who could, wear spectacles
VI. On the whole it appears, and my argument shows
With a reasoning, the court will never condemn, That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose,
And the Nose was as plainly intended for them.
VII. Then shifting his side, (as a lawyer knows how)
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes : But what were bis arguments few people know, For the ourt did not think they were equally
Dersive and clear, without one if or but-
By daylight or candlelight-Eyes should be shut!
BURNING OF LORD MANSFIELD'S
TOGETHER WITH HIS MSS.,
By the mob, in the month of June, 1780.
So then-the Vandals of our isle,
Sworn foes to sense and law, Have burnt to dust a nobler pile,
Than ever Roman saw!
And many a treasure more,
That grac'd his letter'd store.
Their pages mangled, burnt, and torņ,
The loss was his alone ;
The burning of his own.
When wit and genius meet their doom
In all devouring flame,
And bid us fear the same,
They felt the rude alarm,
His sacred head from harm.
There Mem'ry, like the bee, that's fed
From Flora's balmy store,
Had treasur'd up before.
Have done him cruel wrong;
The honey on his tongue.
THE LOVE OF THE WORLD
Tavs says the prophet of the Turk, Good mussulman, abstain from pork ; There is a part in every swine No friend or follower of mine May taste, whate'er his inclination, On pain of excommunication. Such Mahomet's mysterious charge, And thus he left the point at large. Had he the sinful part expressid, They might with safety eat the rest ; But for one piece they thought it hard From the whole hog to be debarr'd; And set their wit at work to find What joint the prophet had in mind. Much controversy straight arose, 'These choose the back, the belly those ; By some 'tis confidently said He meant not to forbid the head; While others at that doctrine rail, And piously prefer the tail. * It may be proper to inform the reader, that this piece has already appeared in print, having found its way, though with some unnecessary additions by an unknown hand, into the Leeds Journal, without the author's privity.
Thus, conscience freed from ev'ry clog,
You laugh—'tis well—The tale applied