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Fir'd by the sight, all Reason I disdain ;
My Passions rise, and will not bear the rein.
Look upon Basset, you who Reason boast;
And see if Reason must not there be lost.

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SMILINDA.
What more than marble must that heart com-

pose,
Can hearken coldly to my Sharper's Vows ?
Then, when he trembles ! when his Blushes rise!
When awful Love seems melting in his Eyes! 90
With eager beats his Mechlin Cravat moves:
He Loves ---I whisper to myself, He Loves !
Such unfeign’d Passion in his Looks appears,
I lose all Mem'ry of my former Fears ;
My panting heart confesses all his charms, 95
I yield at once, and sink into his arms:
Think of that moment, you who Prudence boast;
For such a monient, Prudence well were loft.

CARDELIA. At the Groom-Porter's, batter'd Bullies play, Some Dukes at Mary-Bone bowl Time away. But who the Bowl, or rattl’ing Dice compares To Basset's heav'nly Joys, and pleasing Cares?

SMILINDA.
Soft SIMPLICETTA doats upon a Beau ;
Prudina likes a Man, and laughs at Show.
Their several graces in my SHARPER meet ;
Strong as the Footman, as the Master sweet.

LOVET. Cease your contention, which has been too long; I grow impatient, and the Tea's too strong. Attend, and yield to what I now decide ; The Equipage Thall grace SMILINDA's Side: 110 The Snuff-Box to CARDELIA I decree, Now leave complaining, and begin your Tra.

Verbatim from BOILEAU.

Un Jour dit un Auteur, etc.

O NCE (says an Author, where I need not say)

Two Trav'lers found an Oyster in their way; Both fierce, both hungry; the dispute grew strong, While Scale in hand Dame Justice past along. Before her each with clamour pleads the Laws, Explain'd the matter and would win the cause. Dame Justice weighing long the doubtful Right, Takes, opens, swallows it, before their fight. The cause of strife remov'd fo rarely well, There take (says Justice) take ye each a Shell. We thrive at Westminster on Fools like you: 'Twas a fat Oyster---Live in peace---Adieu. .

ANSWER to the following

Question of Mrs. Howe.

VI HAT is PRUDERY?

'Tis a Beldam, Seen with Wit and Beauty feldom. 'Tis a fear that starts at shadows. 'Tis, (no, 'tisn't) like Miss Meadows. "Tis a Virgin hard of Feature, Old, and void of all good-nature; Lean and fretful; would seem wise ; Yet plays the fool before she dies. ”Tis an ugly envious Shrew, That rails at dear Lepell and You.

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Grace the Duke of Buck-
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U SE, 'tis enough: at length thy labour

ends, And thou shalt live, for Buckingham commends. Let Crowds of Critics now my verse assail, Let Dennis write, and nameless numbers rail : This more than pays whole years of thankless pain, Time, health, and fortune are not lost in vain. Sheffield approves, consenting Phæbus bends, And I and Malice from this hour are friends.

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