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Confedere duces : et, vulgi stante corona, etc.

Attempted in broad BUCHANS.

To which are added

A JOURNAL to PORTSMOUTH,

And a SHOP-BILL,

In the same Dialect.

With a Key.

By RF- Gent.

GLASGOW:
Printed in the Year M. DCC. LV.

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A J A X's SPE E C H

TO THE

GRECIAN KNABB S.

T

HE wight an' doughty Captains a'

Upo their doups sat down;

A rangel o'the common fouk

In bourachs' a' stood roun.

AJAX bangs up, fase targe was shught

In seven fald o' hide;

An' bein boudend up wi' wraith,

Wi'atry face he ey'd

OVID. METAMORPH. Lib. xiii.

CONSEDERE duccs: et, vulgi stante corona,

, , Surgit ad hos clypei dominus feptemplicis Ajax. Utquc erat impatiens irae, Sigcia torvo

The Trojan shore, an'a' the barks

That tedder'd fast did ly

Alang the coast; an' raxing out

His gardies, loud did cry:

O Jovę! The cause we here do plead,

An'anco great's the staik;

Bat fall that Neeth ULYSSES now

Be said to be my maik?

Ye ken right well, fan HECTOR tryd

Thir barks to burn 'an' fcowder,

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He took to speed o; fit, because

BEZALA He cou'd na' bide the ewder.

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Littora respexit, claffemque in littore, vultu:
Intendenfque manus, Agimus (pro Juppiter !) inquit,
Ante rates caussam; et mecum confertur Ulyffes !
At non Hectoreis dubitavit cedere flammis;

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Bat at banes-brakin, it's well kent,

He has na'maughts like me.

Quas ego fustinui; quas hac a classe fugavi,
Tutius est fi&tis igitur contendere verbis,
Quam pugnare manu, fed nec mihi dicere prom tune;

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