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REBELLION is my theme all day :
I only wish 'twould come
On t'other side the Atlantic,
That man shall be my toast,
The choicest flowers she bears,
Such strings for all who need 'em-
Then farewell British freedom.
ON OBSERVING SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE
THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.
OH, fond attempt to give a deathless lot
So when a child, as playful children use,
OF AN ADJUDGED CASE, NOT TO BE
FOUND IN ANY OF THE BOOKS.
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.
. 11. So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause. With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learn
ing; While chief baron Ear sat 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 possession time out of mind,
IV. Then holding the spectacles up to the courtYour lordship observes they are made with a
straddle, As wide as the ridge of the Nose is ; in short, Design'd to sit close to it, just like a saddle.
y. Again, would your lordship a moment suppose
('Tis a case that has happen'd ,and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Pray who would, or who could, wear spectacles
With a reasoning the court will never condemn,
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes:
Decisive and clear, without one if or but-
- - -
ON THE BURNING
LORD MANSFIELD'S LIBRARY
TOGETHER WITH HIS MSS.,
By the mob, in the month of June, 1780.
Sworn foes to sense and law,
And many a treasure more,
The loss was his alone;
The burning of his own.