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OF AN ADJUDGED CASE, NOT TO BE FOUND IN
BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause
In behalf of the Nose it will quickly appear,
Then holding the spectacles up to the courtYour lordship observes they are made with a straddle,
As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,
Design'd to sit close to it, just like a saddle.
Again, would your lordship a moment suppose
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.
Then shifting his side, (as a lawyer knows how)
So his lordship decreed with a grave solemn tone, Decisive and clear, without one if or butThat, 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,
And MURRAY sighs o'er Pope and Swift,
That grac'd his letter'd store.
Their pages mangled, burnt, and torn,
The loss was his alone;
But ages yet to come shall mourn
The burning of his own.
ON THE SAME.
WHEN wit and genius meet their doon
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.
There Mem'ry, like the bee, that's fed
From Flora's balmy store,
Had treasur'd up before.
The lawless herd, with fury blind,
Have done him cruel wrong;
The flow'rs are gone-but still we find The honey on his tongue.
THE LOVE OF THE WORLD
THUS says the prophet of the Turk,
What joint the prophet had in mind.
• 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.