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In which his ministers of state
Might live in plenty, and grow great.

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A pow'rful party ftrait combin'd,
And their united forces join’d,
To bring their measures into play,
For none so loyal were as they ;
And none such patriots to support
As well the country as the court,
No sooner were those dons admitted,
But all those wond'rous virtues quitted)
Regardless of their prince, and those
They artfully led by the nose,
They all the speedieft means devise.
To raise themfelves and families.

Another party, well observing
These pamper'd were, while they were starving
Their ministry brought in disgrace,
Expelld them, and supply'd their place :
These on jux principles were known
The true fupporters of the throne,
And for the subject's liberty
They'd (marry would they) freely die ;
But, being well fix'd in their station,
Regardless of their prince and nation,
Just like the others, all their skill
Was how they might their paunches fill.

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On this, a rat not quite so blind
In Aate-intrigues as human-kind,
But of more honour, thus reply'd ;
Confound ye all on either side!
All your contentions are but these,
Whose arts shall beft secure the cheefe.

EP I G R A M.

SAYS

great William Pitt, with his usual emotion, The peers are no more than a drop in the ocean *." The city adore him ; how charming a thing ! To pull down the peers, and to humble the king; But summond to court, he reflects on his words, And to balance the state, takes a feat with the lords.

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A DIALOGUE

BETWEEN RALPH

A N D HODGE

RA L P H.

ADzooks ! master Hodge, you are welcome to town,

How fares all our friends in the west ?
Is Cic'ly alive, and Thomas and Joan,

And Marg'ry and Kate, and the rest

Vide the wiselt speech he ever made:

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HODOR

HODGE.

Aye, age, they're all well, and desires their love,

And good wishes to you and to aunt;But I heates to be plagued with their nonsenfe

above All things, but this cursed long jaunt. I longs for the news - Is 'squire Wilkes come to

town! May we hope to be guided by Pitt? We're hugely dismay'd to hear ’un run down-

Zouns ; I thought the town-folks had more wit.

R A L P H. As to Wilkes, my old friend, he remains where he

was ; And as to his friends-why plague rat 'em ; But poor 'Squire Pitt (all Aesh is bụt grass)

Lies decently bury'd in Chatham.

ON THE POLITICAL DEATH

OF THE LATE GREAT COMMONER.

HERE dead to fame lies patriot Will,

His monument his feat; His titles are his epitaph,

His robe his winding sheet.

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AT Marlbro' inn obligd to stop

My tir'd mare, and bait her; While eating of my mutton chop,

I thus address'd the waiter :

Who's on my right? I hear a moan :

In ftate Sir Robert lying, Who's on my left? I hear groan:

-In ftate L-C-dying.

Then prithee tell me what's to pay,

(Deuce take your introduction) For I no longer here will stay

Between DEATH and DESTRUCTION.

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Profe-driving dunces, waddling fools in rhime,

Scoundrels of ev'ry kind, by vengeance led, Spit forth your venom, poison all our clime, Churchill, who scourg'd you to your holes, is dead !

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J. C.

KYRGE BLOD Y DE To William Pitt, Cendethe greetiynge. MBUCH wond’rous goode dothe counte disa

pense, More wond'rous farre dothe filowe thyne. elo:

quence. By springes may aide Come pallyed lymb to

free: Thy inightier eure-mult not compared be, Britannia's self restor'd- to líbertye. Pe kyndrede itreains, D! keepe your wontede

course : Let ages prove your uncorrupted Cource. May humble crutche bedecke pióre Bladyde's.

firyne: Britannia's heartė be offered uppe at thyne.

2bati), July 18, 1767.

SOME years ago there was printed the double-faced letter of cardinal Richlieu. An invention of the like kind is the Jesuits Double faced Creed, which was published in the history of Popery, 1679, and which, according to the different readings, may fuit either Papist of Pio:estant. 'Tis a true portrait of the fol.

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