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FLIRT and PHIL;

A Decision for the LADIES,

A Wit, by learning well refind,

A beau, but of the rural kind,
To Silvia made pretences ;
They both profess’d an equal love :
Yet hop'd, by different means, to move

Her judgment, or her senses.

Young sprightly Flirt, of blooming mien,
Watch'd the best minutes to be seen;

Went-when his glass advis'd him:
While meagre Phil of books enquir'd;
A wight, for wit and parts admir'd;
And witty ladies-priz'd him.

SILVIA

Silvia had wit, had spirits too;
To hear the one, the other view,

Suspended held the scales:
Her wit, her youth too claim'd its share,
Let none the preference declare,

But turn up-heads or tails.

STANZAŚ to the Memory of an agreeable

LADY, buried in Marriage to a Person undeserving her.

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WAS always held, and ever will,

By fage mankind, discreeter
T'anticipate a lefser ill,

Than undergo a greater.

When mortals dread diseases, pain,

And languishing conditions ;
Who do'n't the lefser ills fustain

Of physic-and physicians ?

Rather than lose his whole eítate,

He that but little wise is,
Full gladly pays four parts in eight

To taxes and excises.

Our

Our merchants Spain has near undone

For loft ships not requiting :
This bears our noble k- to shun

The loss of blood-in fighting !

With num'rous ills, in single life,

The bachelor's attended :
Such to avoid, he takes a wife

And much the case is mended!

Poor GRATIA, in her twentieth year,

Fore-seeing future woe,
Chose to attend a monkey here,

below.

Before an ape

COL E MIR A.

A Culinary ECLOGUE.

Nec tantum Veneris, quantum studiosa culina.

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Ights fable clouds had half the globe o'erspread,

And silence reign'd, and folks were gone to bed: When love, which gentle Neep can ne'er inspire, Had feated Damon by the kitchen fire,

Pensive he lay, extended on the ground; The little lares kept their vigils round;

The

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