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Spectres and Heroes, Husbands and their Wives, With Monkish Drones, that dream away,
away their Lives. Long have I labour'd with the dire Disease,
Nor found, but from Ardelia's Numbers, Ease:
So when to Saul the great Musician play'd,
(Shade. And left the Monarch's Breast, to seek fome safer
Horace, Book II. Ode IV. Imitated.
The Lord Go-, to the Earl of S----
O not, most fragrant Earl, disclaim I Thy bright, thy reputable Flame,
To Brgle the Brown;
Gd the Town.
Although right good Commanders ;
And some who've been in Flanders.
Did not base Greber's * Peg inflame
Of fober Sire descended,
And left Church undefended.
The Monarch who of France, is Hight,
Since WILLIAM went to Heaven;
Loves MAINTENON, his Lady bright, who was but SCARRON'S Leaving.
* Seigniora Francesca Marguarita de l'Epine, an Italian Songstress.
Of Proffers large her Choice had The,
Which she with Scorn rejected;
And can a Nymph so virtuous be
Of base-born Blood suspected ?
Her dimple Cheek, and roguish Eye,
I always thought provoking;
I mean no more than Joking.
Then be not jealous, Friend, for why?
To see I ne'er shall hurt ye;
Besides, you know full well, that I
Am turn'd of five and forty.
The RECONCILEMENT between Jacob
TONSON and Mr. CONGREVE. In Imitation of HORACE, Book III. Ode IX.
Tonfon. HILE at my House in Fleetstreet
once you lay, How merrily, dear Sir, Time pass’d away? While I partook your Wine, your Wit, and Mirth, I was the happiest Creature on * God's Tearth.
Congreve. While in your early Days of Reputation, You for blue Garters had not such a Passion;
While yet you
did not use (as now your Trade is) To drink with noble Lords, and toast their Ladies;
* Tonson (Sen.) bis Diale&t.