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SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE
THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.
Oh, fond attempt to give a deathless lot
So when a child, as playful children use,
OF AN ADJUDGED CASE NOT TO BE FOUND
IN ANY OF THE BOOKS.
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.
II. So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of
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.
IV. Then holding the spectacles up to the courtYour lordship observes they are made with a
As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,
Design'd to sit 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 would, or who could, wear spectacles then?
VI. 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 :
VIII. 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 daylight or candlelight-Eyes should be shut!.
BURNING OF LORD MANSFIELD'S
TOGETHER WITH HIS MSS.
BY THE MOB IN THE MONTH OP JUNE, 1780.
So then-the Vandals of our isle,
Sworn foes to sense and law,
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.
In all devouring flame,
They felt the rude alarm,
From Flora's balmy store,
Have done him cruel wrong;
The honey on his tongue.