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Swhill certain persona in Wentynorlarium
EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR.
BY JOHN CLOSE.-AGED 16.
What, though I am a Butcher's son,
| ENTERBERRE PoET.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover every
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BY WAY OF ADVERTISEMENT.
The Author's motive in writing and composing the following Work; was, in the first place, to
please, or gratify a few of his friends; secondly, * to obtain a little of the Dust of Peru, for the
purpose of procuring Intellectual Food. An old Proverb says, “That a Fool can best teach Wise Men wit;" therefore, if any of the following pages prove in any measure, an instrumental means of teaching any one Wit, another purpose will be answered. And though this weak little Work, may, as it has been said it will, be laughed at, and the Author termed a Fool and an Idiot! yet, as the Great Boileau says, “Those are the worst Works, of which nobody speaks at all.”
Poverty has few friends, and if being poor be a fault, or a failing, then the Author is guilty. To the small few who at the present support him, he will endeavour to render himself worthy of, and to merit Their kind Patronage and Approbation,
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To Dedicate, or not? that is the question,
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