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Bound on a voyage of awful length
And dangers little known,
But oars alone can ne'er prevail
To reach the distant coast; The breath of Heaven must swell the sail,
Or all the toil is lost,
THE MODERN PATRIOT.
Rebellion is my theme all day;
I only wish 'twould come (As who knows but perhaps it may?)
A little nearer home.
Yon roaring boys, who rave and fight
On t'other side the Atlantic,
But most so when most frantic.
When lawless mobs insult the court,
That man shall be my toast,
Who bravely breaks the most.
But oh! for hiin my fancy culls
The choicest flowers she bears, Who constitutionally pulls
Your house about your ears.
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.
A rope! I wish we patriots had
Such strings for all who need 'emWhat! hang a inan for going mad?
Then farewell British freedom.
SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE
RECORDED IN THE
Oh, fond attempt to give a deathless lot
So when a child, as playful children use,
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.
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 sat to balance the laws,
So famed for his talent in nicely discerning.
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.
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,
Designed to sit close to it, just like a saddle.
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
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.