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Pace 137, line 12 from top, for “ his wrath avow" read “ and did liis
his wrath avow.”
BOOK THE FIRST.
Introductory Lines to Book the first.
TO CAPTAIN B
WHILE Sovereigns-save our royal Sire,
Who justly has become the rageAre goods that have begun to tire
The humours of the ripening Age; While—thanks to whiskered peers*~the clown
In print, at least, can play the roverCross seas whose depth can never drown,
And shores untrod-in Truth discover ; While ermined “INFLUENCE” half forsakes
Her flock to no contemn’d attacks; While Pelham for his boroughs quakes,
And Jersey trembles for “ Almacks”; While thus the old world ;-Captain H
Writes foolish books about the newWeeps tears of ink when despots fall,
And damns poor Murray's lost Review.
* See a certain speech of Lord Wilton, in which the people are said to owe their knowledge to the Aristocracy. It is very true !--their knowledge of taxes !