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Oh, huppy Britain ! we have not to fear': . Such hard and arbitrary measure here ; . ; Else, could a law like that which I relate: . Once have the sanction of our triple state, Some few, that I have known in days of old, Would run most dreadful risk of catching cold; ? While you, my friend, whatever wind should blow,'. Might traverse England safely to and fro, An honest man, close-button'd to the chin, Broad-cloth without, and a warm heart within.

TIROCINIUM;

OR,

A REVIEW OF SCHOOLS.

Κεφαλαιον δη παιδειας ορθη τροφη.-PLATο.
Αρχη πολιτειας απασης νεων τροφα.-1Dc G. LAERT.

AN EPISTLE TO JOSEPH HILL, ESQ.

Dear Joseph-five-and-twenty years ago—
Alas, how time escapes !—'tis even som
With frequent intercourse, and always sweet,
And always friendly, we were wont to cheat
A tedious hour—and now we never meet!
As some grave gentleman in Terence says, -
('Twas therefore much the same in ancient days)
Good lack, we know not what to-morrow brings-
Strange fluctuation of all human things!
True. Changes will befall, and friends may part,
But distance only cannot change the heart :
And, were I call’d to prove the assertion true,
One proof should serve a reference to you,

Whence comes it then, that, in the wane of life,
Though nothing have occurr’d to kindle strife,
We find the friends we fancied we had won,
Though numerous once, reduced to few or none ?
Can gold grow worthless that has stood the touch ?
No; gold they seem'd, but they were never such.

Horatio's servant once, with bow and cringe,
Swinging the parlour door upon its hinge,
Dreading a negative, and overawed
Lest he should trespass, begg'd to go abroad.

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