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They alken that, and talken this,
15 “ Lo' here is Coz, and here is Mifs. But, as he glozeth with Speeches foote, The Ducke fore tickleth his Erse roote : Fore-piece and buttons all-to-brest, Forth thrust a white neck, and red crest. Te-he, cry'd Ladies; Clerke nought spake: Miss star'd; and gray Ducke cryeth Quaake. “O Moder, Moder, (quoth the daughter) « Be thilke same thing Maids longer a'ter? “ Bette is to pyne on coals and chalke, “ Then trust on Mon, whose yerde can talke.
The ALL E Y.
IN ev'ry Town where Thamis rolls his Tyde,
, A narrow Pass there is, with Houses low; Where ever and anon, the Stream is ey'd,
many a Boat soft sliding to and fro. There oft are heard the notes of Infant Woe, 5 The short thick Sob, loud Scream, and shriller
Squall : How can ye, Mothers, vex your children fo? Some play, some eat, some cack against the wall, And as they crouchen low, for bread and butter call.
II. And on the broken pavement, here and there, 10
many a stinking sprat and herring lie; A brandy and tobacco shop is near, And hens, and dogs, and hogs are feeding by; And here a sailor's jacket hangs to dry.
At ev'ry door are sun-burnt matrons seen, 15
hood I ween.
The snappish cur, (the passengers annoy)
IV. Hard by a Sty, beneath a roof of thatch, Dwelt Obloquy, who in her early days Baskets of fish at Billinsgate did watch, Cod, whiting, oyster, mackrel, sprat, or plaice: There learn'd she speech from tongues that never
Slander beside her, like a Mag-pie, chatters, With Envy, (spitting Cat) dread foe to peace; Like a curs'a Cur, Malice before her clatters, 35 And vexing ev'ry wight, tears clothes and all to tat
Her dugs were mark'd by ev'ry Collier's hand,
VI. Such place hath Deptford, navy-building town, Woolwich and Wapping, smelling strong of pitch; Such Lambeth, envy of each band and gown, And Twick’nam such, which fairer scenes enrich, Grots, statues, urns, and Jo---n's Dog and Bitch, VOL. II.