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If with difcretion you these cofls employ
They quicken appetite, if not they cloy.

Next in your mind this maxim firmly root,
"Never o'ercharge your Pie with coftly fruit."
Oft' let your bodkin thro' the lid be fent
To give the kind imprison'd treasure vent,
Let the fermenting liquor, closely prest,
Infenfibly by conftant fretting wafte,
And o'erinform your tenement of pafte.

To chufe your baker think and think again,
(You'll fearce one honeft baker find in ten :)
Aduft and bruis'd I've often feen a Pie
In rich disguise and costly ruin lie,

While penfive cruft beheld its form o'erthrown,
Exhaufted Apples griev'd their moisture flown, 65
And firup from the fides ran trickling down.

O be not, be not tempted, lovely Nell!
While the hot-piping odours ftrongly fmell,
While the delicious fume creates a guft,
To lick the o'erflowing juice or bite the crust.
You'll rather ftay (if my advice may rule)
Until the hot is corrected by the cool;

Till you
've infus'd the lufcious ftore of cream,
And chang'd the purple for a silver stream;




Till that smooth viand its mild force produce,


And give a foftnefs to the tarter juice.

Then shalt thou pleas'd the noble fabrick view,

And have a flice into the bargain too;

Honour and fame alike we will partake,

So well I'll eat what you so richly make.


His Angle-rod made of a fturdy oak,
His Line a cable which in storms ne'er broke,
His Hook he baited with a dragon's tail,
And fat upon a rock and bobb'd for whale.





Atria longe patent; fed nec cœnantibus ufqum,
Nec fomno locus eft; quam bene non habites?

SEE, Sir, fee here is the grand approach;
This way is for his Grace's coach:

MART. Epig.

There lies the bridge, and here is the clock;
Obferve the lion and the cock,

The fpacious court, the colonade,

And mark how wide the hall is made.
The chimnies are fo well defign'd

They never smoke in any wind.
This gall'ry is contriv'd for walking,
The windows to retire and talk in;
The council chamber for debate,
And all the reft are rooms of ftate.


Thanks, Sir, cry'd I; it is very fine;

But where d' ye fleep, or where d' ye dine?

I find by all you have been telling

That it is a house but not a dwelling.


OLD Paddy Scot, with none of the best faces,
Had a most knotty pate at folving cases;
In any point could tell you to a hair
When was a grain of honesty to spare.

It happen'd after pray'rs one certain night
At home he had occafion for a light
To turn Socinus, Leffius, Efcobar,
Fam'd Covarruvias, and the great Navarre;
And therefore as he from the chapel came
Extinguishing a yellow taper's flame,
By which just now he had devoutly pray'd,
The useful remnant to his fleeve convey'd,
There happen'd a physician to be by
Who thither came but only as a spy
To find out others' faults, but let alone
Repentance for the crimes that were his own.
This doctor follow'd Paddy; faid " He lack'd
"To know what made a facrilegious fact.”

Paddy with ftudious gravity replies,
"That is as the place or as the matter lies.
"If from a place unfacred you should take
"A facred thing, this facrilege would make;

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"Or an unfacred thing from facred place, "There would be nothing diff'rent in the café; "But if both thing and place should facred be "Twere height of facrilege, as doctors all agree.” "Then," fays the Doctor, " for more light in this, "To put a fpecial cafe were not amifs.

Suppofe a man fhould take a Common Pray'r "Out of a chapel where there is fome to spare?" 30 "A Comnion Pray'r!" fays Paddy; "that would be "A facrilege of an intense degree.”

"Suppose that one fhould in these holydays "Take thence a bunch of rosemary or bays?"

"I'd not be too cenforious in that cafe, "But 't would be facrilege ftill from the place." "What if a man fhould from the chapel take "A taper's end? fhould he a fcruple make, "If homeward to his chambers he should go, "Whether it were theft or facrilege or no?”

The fly infinuation was perceiv'd: Says Paddy, "Doctor, you may be deceiv'd "Unless in cafes you diftinguish right; "But this may be refolv'd at the first fight. "As to the taper it could be no theft, "For it had done its duty and was left; "And facrilege in having it is none,

"Because that in my fleeve I now have one."






FROM London Paul the carrier coming down
To Wantage meets a beauty of the Town:
They both accoft with falutation pretty,

As, “ How dost, Paul ?”—“Thank you; and how "doft, Betty?"

"Didft fee our Jack nor fifter? No; you've feen 5 "I warrant none but those who faw the queen." "Many words spoke in jest,” says Paul, “are true.” "I came from Windfor*; and if fome folks knew "As much as I it might be well for you." "Lord, Paul! what is it?""Why, give me foniething for 't;


"This kifs, and this. The matter then is fhort: "The Parliament have made a proclamation, "Which will this week be fent all round the nation, "That maids with Little Mouths do all prepare "On Sunday next to come before the Mayor, 15 "And that all bachelors be likewife there; "For maids with Little Mouths fhall if they pleafe "From out of thefe young men chufe two apiece."

Betty with bridled chin extends her face,

And then contracts her lips with fimp'ring grace; 20 Cries" Hem! pray what must all the huge ones do "For husbands when we Little Mouths have two?"

*Where Queen Anne and her court frequently refided. Volume II.


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