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• And come and go, and go and come, *;45. * To bring your honey-harvest home in: . • Ma'm, architecture you're not skill'd in, it • I don't approve your way of building; • In this there's nothing like design, • Pray learn the use of Gunter's line, mis • I'll serve your Highness at a pinch, • I am a scholar ev'ry inch, • And know each author I lay fist on,.. • From Archimedes down to Whiston. • Tho' honey-making be your trade , • In chemistry you want some aid.---• Pleas’d with your work, altho' you sing, ... . You're not quite right—'tis not the thing. • Myself would gladly be an actor, - : • To help the honey manufacture. .. • I hear for war you are preparing, • Which I should like to have a share in; . • Yet, tho' the enemy be landing, • 'Tis wrong to keep an army standing.. • If you'll insure me from the laws, • I'll write a pamphlet in your cause.• I vow I am concern'd to see • Your want of state-economy. • Of nothing living I pronounce ill, .. • But I don't like your privy-council... • There is, I know, a certain Bee, • (Would he was from the Ministry) •Which certain Bee, if rightly known, • Would prove no better than a drone ;,',
-- There are(but I shall name no names, lit... • I never love to kindle flames)x:? Kie) • A pack of rogues with crimes grown callous, • Who greatly would adorn the gallows; 43 I • That with the wasps, for paltry gold, 3002
A secret correspondence hold bai • Yet you'll be great your subjects frees i. . • If the whole thing be left to me.? c)
Thus, like the waters of the ocean, win: His tongue had run in ceaseless motion, D3 Had not the Queen ta’en up in wrathy su This thing of folly and of froth siste dans • Impertinent and witless meddler; • Thou smattering, empty, noisy pedlar! • By vanity, thou bladder blown, "To be the football of the town.
O happy England, land of freedom, • Replete with statesmen, if she need 'em, ". • Where war is wag'd by Joe or Nelly-3
And Jobson is'a Machiavel! • Tell Hardwick that his judgment fails, • Shew Justice how to hold her scales... • To fire the soul at once, and please, is • Teach Murray and Demosthenes ; *** • Say Vane is not by goodness grac'd, ** • And wants humanity and taste. : 17 "Tho' Pelham with Mæcenas vies, si * Tell Fame she's false, and Truth she lies; • And then return, thou verbal Hector, * And give the Bees another lecture.'
Thus said, the portal she unbarrd, s , Calling the Bees upon their guard,' - vops And set at once about his ears . . Ten thousand of her grenadiers.mi sono Some on his lips and palate hung, ta
i And the offending member stung. -. .
• Just,' says the Bard from out the groty: • Just, tho' severe, is your sad lot... • Who think, and talk, and live in vain, por
Of sweet society the bane. . • Business misplac'd is a mere jest, et mitt And active idleness at best.'
FABLE XVI.. :
THE HERALD AND THE HUSBANDMAN.*,
Nobilitas sąla est atque unica virtus.
***Jovenaz. I, with friend Juvenal agree, . Virtue's the true nobility; .. Has of herself sufficient charms, Altho' without a coat of arms. Honestus does not know the rules Concerning Or and Fez, and Gules.
Yet sets the wond'ring eye to gaze on
An honest Rustic, having done -
* Cur moriatur Homo, cui salvia crescit in horto ?”