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And as with clock each church is grac'd :
So o'er this door an old one plac'd,
Which us'd to fhew the time of eating,
Now tells the hour of folemn meeting.
Summons the L---y-rs here to pray'rs ;
Confirms the truths the priest declares;
That time is fhort, and fix'd our doom;
That death will foon like bailiff come;
Arrest e'en bums in retribution,
Bring judgment on, and execution;
Attended with the dismal doom
Of fome infernal dungeon's gloom;
Where faft lock'd down, chain'd hands and feet,
Much worse then prifoners in the FLEET,
They'll fee all hopes of freedom vain,
Themfelves us'd worfe if they complain ;
Find wardens more and more uncivil,
From H-NS, B------GE, to the devil.
But L-y-rs, careless of their end,.
Nor without intereft us'd to lend,
Will not vouchfafe to lend an ear
To all the Preachers threatens here.
In words of facred writ we're told,
That once, among the Jews of old,
(And fince, I fear, the fame has been
'Mongft jewish chriftians often feen)
The houfe of GOD a den was made,
Where thieves, like L---y--rs, drove a trade:
But now we fee a change more odd,
A DN OF TH-s turn'd HOUSE OF GOD..
Grubftreet Journal, N° 85.
Pert young daw, trick'd up with various plumes,
Dropt from a peacock's tail, his airs affumes.
Then mixing with his tribe, the fawcy jack
Inveighs against them all, because they're black.
Him thus haranguing; in his full career,
A brother interrupted with a fneer.
Hadft thou, in borrow'd finery array'd,
'Mongft birds of other kind, thy parts difplay'd;
Thus oddly dight, thou mightst have made them wonder,
Who could not know thy head and tail asunder.
Thy learned fpeech, without head or tail.
They might have lik'd, well pleas'd to hear thee rail.
For us, with all this infolence defy'd,
Who know thy malice, ignorance, and pride,
With fcorn thy ftoln, old trumpery we view :
To us thy impudence alone is new.
The humble PETITION of the PRISONERS lock'd down on the Gommon Side of his Majefty's Prifon of the FLEET, to the Judges of the Court of COMMON-PLEAS.
HAT your petitioners diftreft,
(LAKE, THEEDAM, WILLIAMS and the reft) All on the common fide confin'd, Eor which they have no caufe affign'd ;.. Deny'd the priv'lege of the bare, And mafter fide to take the air.
Tho' they have paid the ufual fees,
As requifite to live at ease,
Are by fuch ufuage grown fo fickly,
That if they're not relieved quickly,
Each mother's fon of 'em, they fear,
By wooden habeas will get clear.
Therefore, in humble guife, they pray
To be releas'd fome other way,'
As to your honour's goodness it
(And great compaffion) fha!l feem fit.
And your Petitioners, day by day,
In duty bound, fhall ever pray, &c.
OOR in my youth, and now when age appears,
Harth the decrees of my too cruel fate,
Wretched alike, and curs'd in either flate.
While I had power to use
And now that power is loft
means were deny'd, are they fupply'd.
AUPER eram juvenis, fenio confectus inerti Sum locuples, mifere forte 'n utraque mifer. Quando frui poteram rebus, mihi copia deerat : Copia nunc fupereft, fructus & ufus abeft.
when in now worn with feeble age,
I'm rich but wretched ftill in either ftage. When wealth I could enjoy, I then had none: Now plenty's come, all pow'r of ufe is gone.
Grubftreet Journal, No 86.
To be prefix'd to the next EDITION of Dr. ARBUTHNOT'S Book of ALIMENTS.
ROVOK'D by CHEYNE's filly books,
Writ meerly out of spight to cooks,
was refolv'd to fhew, that man,
E're fince this world of ours began,
Was always form'd to chew his vittle:
Elfe what a plauge's the ufe of fpittle?
Were thefe brave grinders in my head,
Plac'd only to crack nuts; champ bread?
Children indeed, who have no teeth,
Old folks, whofe gums can't master beef,
From milk and broth may find relief.
But fee ye now, I'd rather stand, To be by CHEYNE's one rough hand Cut clean as ABELARD of old;
And trust in stories that are told,
Of finding boys in parfly-bed,
Than heed the whims of his fat head..
For, to give my opinion plainly,
I think the action not fo manly,
Which mortals ufe in propagation,
As that perform'd by mastication.
'Tis noble to devour an ox;
"Tis fine to fheer, then eat the flocks;
To drane a lake, then catch the fish;
To put a wild boar in a dish;
* Common expreffion of the DocrTOR'S.
To ranfack woods, but not for nuts,
There's pheasants, woodcocks with their guts.
With gins, and nets, and various arts,
(Here chiefly man difplays his parts.)
We conquer ev'ry living thing,
And then fit round them in a ring.
By cooks and cook-maids half digested,
Of twenty forts (when unmolested)
I've eat at once.------
-Now for my book,
If into its defign you look,
You'll plainly find, that different men
Afk different aliment. What then?
'Why then 'tis certain you're not able
To gratify fix guests at table,
Without you furnish at the least
Nine dishes, and those of the best.
At ev'ry courfe: three courfes too
Must be allow'd, elfe it won't do.
For tho' here's one plays of at first;
Another's ftomach would be burst,
If he went on but half so fast,
He's nice, and loves to chew and taste;
And then your true right trencher men
Will eat and talk, and eat again.
Mind then my precepts, eat of all you can, And use this great prerogative of man.
Grubftreet Journal, N° 87.
HE following copy of verfes are prefented by a friend of Mr. DACTYL; and which were publifh'd, to fhew how fome of our members retain their wit and humour under the lofs of their liberty; and that their spirits can no more be confin'd, much lefs totally fupprefs'd, than the subject here celebrated.