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What rob your Boys ? those pretty rogues !
Now this I'll say, you'll find in me
, your Honour's ear.
A Weasel once made shift to slink
Ver. 50. As when Belinda] A compliment he pays himself and the public on his Rape of the Look.
Cui mustela procul, și vis, ait, effugere iftinc;
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But having amply stuff'd his skin,
in : Which one belonging to the House
55 ('Twas not a Man, it was a Mouse) Observing, cry'd, “ You scape not for:) )
!! “ Lean as you came, Sir, you must go."
Sir, you may spare your Application,
65 Leave me but Liberty and Ease. 'Twas what I said to Craggs and Child, Who prais'd my Modesty, and smild. Give me, I cry’d, (enough for me) My Bread, and Independency !
70 So bought an Annual Rent or two, And liv'd - just as you see I do; Near fifty, and without a Wife, I trust that finking Fund, my Life. Çan I retrench? Yes, mighty well,
75 Shrink back to my Paternal Cell,
NOTES. VER. 66. Craggs and Child,] Mr. Craggs gave him fome South-sea subscriptions. He was so indifferent about them as to neglect making any benefit of them. He used to say it was a satisfaction to him that he did not grow rich (as he might have done by the public calamity. # B 4
Book I. Parvum parva decent. mihi jam non regia Roma, Sed vacuum Tibur placet, aut imbelle Tarentum.
Strenuus et fortis, causisque Philippus agendis Clarus, etc.
A little House, with Trees a-row,
To set this matter full before ye,
Harley, the Nation's great Support,”-