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As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,
. . Again, would your lordship a moment suppose
("Tis a case that has happen'd, and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Pray who would, or who could, wear spectacles
On the whole it appears, and my argument shows
With a reasoning, the court will never condemn, That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose, And the Nose was as plainly intended for them.
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes:
VIII. So his lordship decreed with a grave solemn tone,
Decisive and clear, without one if or but -That, whenever the Nose put his spectacles on,
By daylight or candlelight-Eyes should be shut!
BURNING OF LORD MANSFIELD'S
TOGETHER WITH HIS MSS.,
BY THE MOB IN THE MONTH OF JUNE, 1780.
So then-the Vandals of our isle,
Sworn foes to sense and law,
And many a treasure more,
That grac'd his letter'd store.
Their pages mangled, burnt, and torn,
The loss was his alone ;
The burning of his own.
ON THE SAME.
In all devouring flame,
And bid us fear the same.
O'er MURRAY's loss the muses wept,
They felt the rude alarm, Yet bless'd the guardian care, that kept His sacred head from harm.
III. There Mem’ry, like the bee, that's fed
From Flora's balmy store,
Have done him cruel wrong;
The honey on his tongue.
LOVE OF THE WORLD REPROVED;
Thus says the prophet of the Turk,
* It may be proper to inform the reader, that this piece has already appeared in print, having found it's way, though with some unnecessary additions by an unknown hand, into the Leeds Journal, without the author's privity.
Much controversy straight arose,
You laugh-'tis well—The tale applied