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Bound on a voyage of awful length

And dangers little known,
A stranger to superior strength,

Man vainly trusts his own.


But oars alone can ne'er prevail,

To reach the distant coast; The breath of Heav'n must swell the sail,

Or all the toil is lost.

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REBELLION is my theme all day;

I only wish 'twould come
(As who knows but perhaps it may ?)

A little nearer home.


Yon roaring boys, who rave and fight

On t'other side the Atlantic,
I always held them in the right,

But most so when most fràntic.


When lawless mobs insult the court,

That man shall be my toast,
If breaking windows be the sport,

Who bravely breaks the most.


But 0! for him my fancy culls

The choicest flow'rs she bears,
Who constitutionally pulls

Your house about your ears.

Such civil broils are my delight,

Though some folks can't endure them, Who say the mob are mad outright,

And that a rope must cure them.


A rope! I wish we patriots had

Such strings for all who need 'emWhat! hang a man for going mad!

Then farewell British freedom.

On observing some names of little nate recorded in

the Biographia Brittannica.

Ou, fond attempt to give a deathless lot
To names ignoble, born to be forgot!
In vain, recorded in historic page,
They court the notice of a future age :
Those twinkling tiny lustres of the land
Drop one by one from Fame's neglecting hand;
Lethæan gulfs receive them as they fall,
And dark oblivion soon absorbs them all.

So when a child, as playful children use,
Has burnt to tinder a stale last year's news,
The fame.extinct, he views the roving fire-
There goes my lady, and there goes the squire,
There goes the parson, oh illustrious spark !
And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk !

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I. BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,

The spectacles set them unbappily wrong; The point in dispute was, as all the world knows, To which the said spectacles ought to belong.

II. So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause

With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning;
While chief baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
So fam'd for his talent in nicely discerning.

In behalf of the Nose it will quickly appear,

And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly fi; That the Nose has had spectacles always in her Which amounts to possession time out of mind.

IV. Then holding the spectacles up to the court Your lordship observes they are made with a

straddle, As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,

Design'd to sit elose to it, just like a saddle.

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