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As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,
('Tis a case that has happen'd, and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Pray who would, or wḥo 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 his arguments few people know, For the court did not think they were equally wise.
VIII. So his lordship decreed with a grave solemn tone,
Decisive and clear, without one if or but That, whenever the Nose put his spectacles on,
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.
Sworn foes to sense and law,
Than ever Roman saw!
And many a treasure more,
The loss was his alone;
The burning of his own.
ON THE SAME.
In all devouring flame,
They felt the rude alarm, Yet bless'd the guardian care, that kept
His sacred head from harm.
There Mem'ry, like the bee, that's fed
From Flora's balmy store, The quintessence of all he read Had treasur'd
Have done him cruel wrong;
The honey on his tongue.
LOVE OF THE WORLD REPROVED;
Thus says the prophet of the Turk,
proper to inform the reader, that this piece has already appeared in print, having found it's way, though with some unnecessary additions by an unknown hand, into the Leeds Journal, without the author's privity.
Much controversy straight arose,
You laugh— tis well—The tale applied