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But if thou guard its facred chambers sure
From vicious inmates and delights impure,
Either his gratitude shall hold him fast,
And keep him warm and filial to the last;
Or if he prove unkind, as who can say
But, being man, and therefore frail he may,
One comfort yet shall cheer thine aged heart,
Howe'er he flight thee, thou hast done thy part.
Oh barb'rous! would'st thou with a Gothic

hand Pull down the schools—what ?-all the schools i'

th' land ?
Or throw them up to liv'ry-nags and grooms,
Or turn them into shops and auction-rooms?
A captious question, fir, (and your's is one)
Deserves an answer similar, or none.
Would'st thou, poffeffor of a flock, employ
(Appriz'd that he is such) a careless boy,
And feed him well, and give him handsome

pay,
Merely to sleep, and let them run aftray ?
Survey our schools and colleges, and see
A sight not much unlike my simile.
From education, as the leading cause,
The public character its colour draws,
Thence the prevailing manners take their cast,
Extravagant or fober, loose or chaste.

And

And though I would not advertise them yet,
Nor write on each—This Building to be Let,
Unless the world were all prepar'd t'embrace
A plan well worthy to supply their place,
Yet backward as they are, and long have been,
To cultivate and keep the MORALS clean,
(Forgive the crime) I wish them, I confess,
Or better manag’d, or encourag'd less.

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HISTORY

JOHN GIL P I N;

SHEWING, HOW HE WENT FARTHER THAN HE

INTENDED, AND CAME SAFE HOME AGAIN.

JOHN Gilpin was a citizen

Of credit and renown,
A train-band Captain eke was he

Of famous London town.

John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear,

Though wedded we have been These twice ten tedious years, yet we

No holiday have seen.

To-morrow is our wedding-day,

And we will then repair Unto the Bell at Edmonton

All in a chaise and pair.

My

My sister and my fifter's child,

Myself and children three,
Will fill the chaise, so you must ride

On horseback after we.

He soon replied, I do admire

Of womankind but one, . And you are she, my dearest dear,

Therefore it shall be done."

I am a linen-draper bold,

As all the world doth know, And my good friend the Callender

Will lend his horse to go.

Quoth Mrs. Gilpin, That's well said ;

And for that wine is dear, We will be furnish'd with our own,

Which is both bright and clear,

John Gilpin kiss'd his loving wife ;

O’erjoy'd was he to find
That, though on pleasure she was bent,

She had a frugal mind.
The morning, came, the chaise was brought,

But yet was not allow'd

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