WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
When flatter'd crimes of a licentious age
Reproach cur silence, and demand our rage;
When purchas'd follies, from each distant land,
Like arts, improve in Britain's skilful hand;
When the Law shews her teeth, but dares not bite,
And South-sea treasures are not broup ht to light;
When Churchmen Scripture for the Classicks quity
Polite apostates from God's grace to wit;
When men grow great from their revenue spent,
And fly from bailiffs into parliament;
When dying sinners, to blot out their score,
Bequeath the Church the leavings of a whore;
To chafe our spleen, when themes like these increase,
Shall paney erick reign, and censure cease?
Shall authors sirile on such illustricistays,
And satirize with nothing---but ther praise?
Printed for, and under the Direction of,
G. CAWTHORN, British Library, STRAN: