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V.
Bound on a voyage of awful length

And dangers little known,
A ftranger to superior strength,
Man vainly trusts his own.

VI.
But oars alone can never prevail

To reach the distant coast;
The breath of heaven muft swell the fail,

Or all the toil is loft.

THE MODERN PATRIOT.

I. REBELLION is my theme all day;

I only wish 'twould come
(As who knows but perhaps it may ?)
A little nearer home.

II.
Yon roaring boys, who rave and fight

On t'other side the Atlantic,
I always held them in the right,

But most fo when most frantic,

III.
When lawless mobs insult the court,

That man shall be my toast,
If breaking windows be the sport,
Who bravely breaks the most.

IV.
But oh! for him. my fancy culls

The choiceft flowers the bears,
Who conftitutionally pulls
Your house about your ears.

V.
Such civil broils are my delight,

Though some folks can't endure them,
Who say the mob are mad outright,
And that a rope must cure them.

VI.
A rope! I wish we patriots had

Such ftrings for all who need 'em
What! hang a man for going mad ?

Then farewell British freedom.

ON OBSERVING

SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE

RECORDED IN THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.

OH, fond attempt to give a deathless lot
To names ignoble, born to be forgot!
In vain, recorded in historic page,
They court the notice of a future age:
I hose twinkling tiny lustres of the land
Drop one by one from Fame's neglecting hand;
Lethæan gulphs receive them as they fall,
Ani dark oblivion soon abforbs them all.

So when a child, as playful children use,
Has burnt to tinder a stale last year's news,
The flame extinct, he views the roving fire-
There goes my lady, and there goes the squire,
There goes the parson, oh! illuftrious fpark,
And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk!

R E PORT

OF AN ADJUDGED CASE, NOT TO BE FOUND IN

ANY OF THE BOOKS.

I.
BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,

The spectacles set them unhappily wrong;
The point in dispute was, as all the world knows,
To which the said spectacles ought to belong.

II.
So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause

With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning;
While chief baron Ear fat to balance the laws,
So famed for his talent in nicely discerning.

III.
In behalf of the Nose it will quickly appear,

And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find
That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear,
Which amounts to pofleffion time out of mind.

IV.
Then holding the spectacles up to the court-

Your lordship observes they are made with a straddle, As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,

Designed to fit close to it, just like a saddle.

V.
Again, would your lordship a moment suppose

('Tis a case that has happened, and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Pray who would, or who could, wear spectacles then?

VI.
On the whole it appears, and my argument shows

With a reasoning, the court will never condemn, That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose, And the Nose was as plainly intended for them.

VII.
Then shifting his side, (as a lawyer knows how)

He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes :
But what were his arguments few people know,
For the court did not think they were equally wise.

VIII.
So his lordship decreed with a grave solemn tone,

Decisive and clear, without one if or but-
That, whenever the Nose put his spectacles on,

By day-light or candle-light-Eyes should be shut!

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