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When thus the Dog : ,' At bed and board to
I share the plenty of my lord; ,. 4,-! but From ev'ry guest I claim a fee, se • Who court my lord by bribing me, ' In mirth I revel all the day, "And many a game at romps I play;
I fetch and carry, leap o'er sticks, · With twenty such diverting tricks.' ' 'Tis pretty, coz,' the Wolf replied, And on his neck the collar spied: He starts, and without more ado, He bids the abject wretch adieu: '; • Enjoy your dainties, friend, to me a n · The noblest feast is liberty, i
The famish'd Wolf upon these desert plains, • Is happier than a fawning cur in chains.'- :
Thus bravely spoke the nurse of ancient Ronie,
steady mind. ..
Her subjects their just liberties maintaina, -
For prey and plunder scour'd the plains,
And brought their Trumpeter in chains.
For quarter begg‘d on bended knee,
'Ne'er brandish'd the destructive sword, * To you or yours no hurt I meant,
O take a poor Musician's word.'
The brave by law of arms we spare,
• Thou by the hangman shalt expire ; ; 'Tis just, and not at all severe, "To stop the breath that blew the fire. .,
THE BROTHER AND SISTER AND THE LOOKING-GLASS.
All females do not have the grace To pardon scandal on their face. Disconsolate, away she flies, And at her father's feet she lies; Sighs, sobs, and groans, calls to her aid, And tears, that readily obey'd ; Then aggravates the vile offence, Exerting all her eloquence. The cause th' indulgent father heard, The culprit summon'd soon appear’d; Some tokens of remorse he shew'd, And promis'd largely to be good. As both the tender father press’d With equal ardour to his breast, And smiling kiss'd, “Let there be peace,'' Said he, ‘let broils and discord cease: * Each day, my children, thus employ · The faithful Mirror; you, my boy, * Remember that no vice disgrace • The gift of Heaven, that beauteous face: . And you, my girl, take special care • Your want of beauty to repair • By virtue, which alone is fair.'
By Stephen Duck
Me | 'TwERE well, my friend, for human kind, Would ev'ry man his business mind;. ?*i! In his own orbit always mover?" dirige? Nor blame, nor envy those above ... !
A Beaver, well advanc'd in age,
This Beaver, on a certain day,