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Tell artes they have no soundness,
But vary by esteeminge ;
And stand too much on seeminge.
Tell faith its fled the cittye ;
Tell how the country errethe ;
Tell virtue least preferreth.
So when thou haft, as I
Commanded thee, done blabbing ;
Deserves no less than stabbings
A PARODY ON THE FORE GOING
WRITTEN IN 1764. Go, truth, unwelcome guest!
Upon a thankless errant; Fear not to touch the best,
For truth is a safe warrant. Go, fince thou needs muft dic, And give them all the lye.
Go, tell the Tory faction,
Now in their noontide hour, England won't bear an action
Of an arbitrary power. If Tories should reply, Give Tories all the lye.
Go, tell th' ennobled thief,
While cares oppress him most,
From guilt-from Ayliffe's ghoft.
Go, tell the Scottish Thane,
Rais'd high by r-last,
And lay him in the duft.
Go, tell the immortal Pitt,
Author of England's glory, He shall recorded fit
Foremost in future story.
E P I G R A M.
SAY when will England be from faction freed?
When will domestic quarrels cease ? Ne'er till that wilh’d-for epitaph we read,
“ Here lies the man that made the peace.” E. G.
A SINGULAR ADVERTISEMENT VERSIFIED.
TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, AND FREEHOLDERS
OF THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER
* To the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the county
I have the honour to be,
Permit me, good people, to now recommend
Obnoxious I am, and obnoxious is he,
Now tremble, coloniits! your time is come:
settled doom. C-nw-y no more shall weave your filken chains; Play with your bit, or trifle with your reins. Fame sends his son to curb your flaming state; 'Tis Botetourt, and he is fix'd as fate. L. V. * Sir Dde
ON A CERTAIN LA W Y E R's
TAKING A PATENT OF PRECEDENCE IN 1764 *.
ON MR. YORK E's
TAKING A PATENT OF PRECEDENCE IN 1764,
seem a stretcher; He takes a patent from the crown,
To fit below Sir Fletcher to
The late Hon. Charles Yorke. + Lord Henley, afterwards Earl of Northington, was at that time Lord Chancellor,
I Norton, afterwards Lord Grantley.