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Booksellers to H. R. H. the Princess of Máles.
268. e. 63.
*** The proceeds of the Sale of this little Book are devoted to lessening the Debt upon a School lately built in a poor district of a Parish (enigmatically described in the Preface), into which London is now overflowing at the rate of a thousand souls per annum.
WHERE ERST, BENEATH THE OAKEN SHADE,
A KING* SOUGHT RECREATION,
THE LAWS OF POPULATION.
THE OAKS LONG SINCE HAD YIELDED GROUND
TO FABRICS MORE PROSAIC,
THIS PIECE OF QUEER MOSAIC;
OAK APPLES' FROM THE ANCIENT GROVE
THEY SEEMED TO ME THE FINDER;
ADVICE TO THE GENTLE READER.
Let Alexander use his sword,
1. An English river.
Part, twinkling waves, bend, pliant oar,