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On observing some Names of little note recorded in
the Biographia Britannica.
OH, fond attempt to give a deathless lot
So when a child, as playful children use,
Of an adjudged Case, not to be found in any of the
I. BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
The spectacles set them unhappily wrong; The point in dispute was, as all the world knows,
To which the said spectacles ought to belong.
With a great deal of skill, ard a wig full of learning,
And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find, That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear, Which amounts to possession time out of mind.
IV. Then holding the spectacles up to the court. Your lordship observes they are made with a
('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 then?
With a reasoning the court will never condemn,
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes :
Decisive and clear, without one if or but-
LORD MANSFIELD'S LIBRARY,
TOGETHER WITH HIS MSS.
By the Mob, in the month of June, 1780
Sworn foes to sense and law,
And many a treasure more,
The loss was his alone ;
The burning of his own.
ON THE SAME.
In all-devouring flame,
They felt the rude alarm,
From Flora's balmy store,
Have done him cruel wrong ;
The honey on his tongue.
LOVE OF THE WORLD REPROVED;
OR, HYPOCRISY DETECTED.*
THUS says the prophet of the Turk-
It proper to inform the reader, that this piece has already appeared in print, having found its way, though with some unnecessary additiors by an unknown hand, into the Leeds Journal, without the author's privity.