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Whistling he leap'd from leaf to leaf;
At length, while poring on the ground,
• Proud member of the rambling race, .. • That vegetate from place to place, il est Pursue the leveret at large, ata
? Nor near thy blunderbuss discharge. • Disdainful tho' thou look'st on me, • What art thou, or what can'st thou be?
In what consists thy work and fame?... • The preservation of the Game.*For what? thou avaricious elf,... · But to destroy it all thyself;...
h;... . .., • To lead a life of drink and feast, son 'T' oppress the poor, and cheat the priestory
Or triumph in a virgin lost, • Is all the manhood thou can'st boast.
Pretty, in nature's various plan, • To see a weed that's like a man ;. • But 'tis a grievous thing indeed • To see a mar so like a weed.'
A STORY OF A COCK AND A BULL..
Yes- we excel in arts and arms, boisesti
A Bull whose prime of life was past, .,; And to decay was bäst’ning fast, Now left the meadow's green parade, Bois And sought a solitary shade. s ets com • Is this the case,' quoth Hodge, O rare!: • But hold, to-morrow is the fair. :
) • Thou-to thy doom, old boy, art fated, *.,*:? • To-morrow-ånd thou shalt be baited."
The deed was done ali ! cruel wrong! Bloody description, hold thy tongue. In
Victorious yet the Bull return’d,
A vet’ran, brave, majestic Cock Who serv'd for hour-glass, guard, and clock, Who crow'd the mansion's first relief, Alike from sloth and from the thief; Whose youth escap'd the Christmas skillet, * *. Whose vigour brav'd the Shrovetide billet, . . Had just return'd in wounds and pain; -; . Triumphant from the barbarous train..." By riv'let's brink, with trees o'er-grown, or He heard his fellow sufferer's inoan; And, greatly scorning wounds and smart, **** Gave him three cheers with all his heart: wiki A Riše, neighbour, from that pensive attitude, • Brave witness of vile man's ingratitude; si • And let us both with spur and horn, • The cruel reasoning monster scorn. • Methinks, at ev'ry dawn of day, 1 63, • When first I chant my blithsome lay, - wies! • Methinks I hear from out the sky, istiot • All will be better by and by; ..! • When bloody, base, degenerate man, elud "Who deviates from his Maker's plan ; • Who nature and her works abuses, typindi
. And thus his fellow servants uses, .. . "Shall greatly, and yet justly, want, • The mercy he refusd to grant ; * Dni . * And while his heart his conscience purges
Shall wish to be the brute be scourgess
THE BLOCKHEAD AND THE BEE-HIVE. ** '
į By Smart, or
The fragrance of the new-nown hay
Sweet nature, who this turf bedews, *Sweet nature, who's the thrush's muse! • How she each anxious thought beguiles, • And meets me with ten thousand smiles! • O infinite benignity! • She smiles, but not alone on me; • On hill, on dale, on lake, on lawn, • Like Celia when her picture's drawn.' ;
More had he said—but in there came A lout—'Squire Booby was his name. The Bard, who, at a distant view, The busy prattling blockhead knew, inity Retir'd into a secret nook, And thence his observations took. it out. Vex'd he could find no man to teaze, ose The 'Squire 'gan chattering to the bees, And poorly with officious mien, . .) He thus address'd their humming Queen: · Madam, be not in any terrors,
2 1 'I only come to amend your errors; js.id
My friendship briefly to display, . And put you in a better way.
Lindi • Cease, Madam, (if I may advise) • To carry honey on your thighs, • Employ ('tis better, I aver), ti treg • Old Grub, the fairies' coach-maker, the . For he who has sufficient artist "To make a coach, may make a cart. • To these you'll yoke some sixteen bees, die • Who will dispatch your work with ease;