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So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause
With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning;
And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find, That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear, Which amounts to pofseflion time out of mind,
Your lordship observes they are made with a straddle, As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,
Design'd to fit close to it, just like a saddle.
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 wou'd, or who cou'd, wear spectacles then?
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.
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes :
For the court did not think they were equally wise.
So his lordship decreed, with a grave solemn tone,
Decisive and clear, without one if or butThat, whenever the Nose put his spectacles on,
By day-light or candle-light--Eyes should be shut! ON THE
BURNING OF LORD MANSFIELD'S LIBRARY,
TOGETHER WITH HIS MSS.
BY THE MOB, IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 1780.
So then—the Vandals of our isle,
Sworn foes to sense and law, Have burnt to dust a nobler pile
Than ever Roman faw!
And MURRAY sighs o'er Pope and Swifty
And many a treasure more,
That grac'd his letter'd store.
Their pages mangled, burnt, and torn,
The loss was his alone ;
The burning of his own.
ON THE SAME.
1. When wit and genius meet their doom
In all devouring flame,
They felt the rude alarm,
III. There mem'ry, like the bee that's fed
From Flora's balmy store,
Have done him cruel wrong;
The honey on his tongue.
THE LOVE OF THE WORLD REPROVED;
; Thus says the prophet of the Turk Good muffulman, abstain from pork;
There is a part in ev'ry fwine
* It may be proper to inform the reader that this piece has already appeared in print, having found its way, though with some unnecessary additions by an unknown hand, into the Leeds Journal, without the author's privity.