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It once had got a stately wick,
Till B-first dar'd to smut it.
Since then-but wherefore tell the tale ?
And forely wastes its tallow :
Its Save all is but Mallow.
that title, which, upon my honour, I believe, she has erroneountyy and not intentionally, forfeited."
I have only to add, that now, when the public is in poffeffion of my real name, it will not, I hope, fuffer any national prejudice to prevent it from receiving this my first lyrical attempt with its former candour. But I must needs say, that if this Ode docs not sell as well as Mr. CUMBERLAND's, I shall be apt to impute it, not to any inferiority of lyrical ordonance, but merely to its having bees written by a Scotchman.
Knightsbridge, May 6th, 1776.
Come then, ingenious artist, come
Into each polifh'd handle ;
To trim Old England's candle.
But first we pray, for its relief,
It else must quickly rue it ;
The melting of the fuet.
There's Twitcher too, that old he-witch,
* These initials, like those in the Barns of Marriage publishcd between N. and M. may be fill’j up at the reader's plea. sure.
Vide Common Prayer Book.
And makes a filthy pother ;
Canadian fanes that deck ;
He is thy Faith's Defender;
Our ingenious Inventor's Snuffers are peculiarly calculated to remedy this evil, to which indeed all candles are more or less subject.
See the Patentee's Advertisement. $ It is humbly presumed, that the classical reader will here perceive a boldness of transition only to be equalled by PINDAR, and perhaps by HORACE in fome of his sublimer Odes.
And frights the mother-nation : Know, Lady! if its rage you stop, Pinchbeck shall send you, from his shop,
A most fuperb oblation.
His patent-snuffers, in a dishe
His Cyclops shall bestir
A huge Extinguisher.
', thy zeal
To form the mass
Thou didst at Minden brandish;
His ponderous leaden standish,
Poor Doctor Johnson, I'm afraid,
Or, were they not, they pass'd with current ease,
Verse 16. Cadogan's part.] Master of the Mint.
Verse 19. And find him wanting.] Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. Daniel, chap. 8. v. 27. Verse 34. A King of Profe.] Kien-Long, the present