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And Midas now neglected stands,
The F A G Ġ O T.
Written in the rear 1713, when the Queen's
Ministers were quarrelling among themselves,
BSERV E the dying Father speak:
Try Lads, can you this Bundle break;
may be apply'd in few Words
While wise Men think they ought to fight
In History we never found
Come Courtiers: Every Man his Stick: + Lord Treasurer ; for once be quick : And, that they may the closer cling, Take your
blue Ribbon for a String. Come trimming $ Harcourt; bring your Mace ; And squeeze it in, or quit your Place: Dispatch, or else that Rascal || Nortbey, Will undertake to do it for thee:
* A Bundle of Rods, of small Sticks, carried before the Confuls at Rome.
+ Robert, Earl of Oxford. § Lord Chancellor.
|| Sir EDWARD Northey, Attorney.General, brought in by the Lord Harcourt; yet very desirous of the Great Seal.
And, be assur'd, the Court will find him
To make the Bundle strong and safe,
* Lord SOMERS, who had been, at different Times, Lord
great Minister who was in chief Power a very long Time.
но R A C E.
Epistle VII. Book I.
in the Year
HARLEY, the Nation's great Support,
Returning home one Day from Court ;
i Strenuus & fortis, caufisque Philippus agendis Clarus, ab officiis octavam circiter horam Dum redit.
Observ'd a Parfon near Wbiteball,
very much in HARLEY's Favour ;)
LEWIS His Patron's Humour knows,
Conspexit, aut aiunt, Adrafum quendam vacuâ tonforis in umbrâ Cultello proprios purgantem leniter ungues.
15. Demetri (puer hic non læve jussa Philippi Accipiebat) abi, quære, & refer : Unde domo, quis, wujus fortunæ, quo fit Patre, quóve Patrono ?
23, 25. Et, redit, & narrat; Volteium nomine Mændm.
Which made his Brethren of the Gown,
-3.5 He hated Wbarton like a Toad Had giv’n the Fation many a Wound, And libell'd all the Junta round : Kept Company with Men of Wit, Who often father'd what he writ:
40 His Works were hawk'd in ev'ry Street, But seldom rose above a Sheet: Of late, indeed, the Paper-Stamp Did very much his Genias
cramp: And, since he could not spend his Fire, 45 He now intended to retire.
Said Harley, I desire to know
-Tenui cenfu, fine crimine notum, Et properare loco, & ceffare, & quærere, & úti, Gaudentem.
47. Scitari libet ex ipfo quodcunque refers. Dic Ad cænam veniat. Non fane credere Mäna'; Mirare secum tacitis.