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ODE TO PEACE
COME, peace of mind, delightful guest!
Nor riches I nor power pursue,
We therefore need not part.
Where wilt thou dwell, if not with me,
For whom, alas! dost thou prepare
The sweets that I was wont to share,
The banquet of thy smiles?
The great, the gay, shall they partake,
For thee I panted, thee I prized,
Whate'er I loved before,
And shall I see thee start away,
And helpless, hopeless, hear thee say, "Farewell! we meet no more"?
THE MODERN PATRIOT
REBELLION is my theme all day:
(As who knows but perhaps it may ?)
Yon roaring boys, who rave and fight
On t'other side the Atlantic,
I always held them in the right,
When lawless mobs insult the court,
If breaking windows be the sport,
But, O! for him my fancy culls
Who constitutionally pulls
Your house about your ears.
Such civil broils are my delight,
Though some folks can't endure them,
A rope! I wish we patriots had
REPORT OF AN ADJUDGED CASE
NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OF THE BOOKS
BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause 5 With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning,
While Chief Baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
"In behalf of the Nose it will quickly appear, 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."
Then holding the spectacles up to the court,
"Your lordship observes they are made with a straddle,
As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,
"Again, would your lordship a moment suppose, ('Tis a case that has happened, and may be again,) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Pray who would, or who could, wear spectacles then?
"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,) 25 He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes:
But what were his arguments few people know, For the court did not think they were equally wise.
So his lordship decreed, with a grave solemn tone,
THE LILY AND THE ROSE
THE Nymph must lose her female friend,
But where will fierce contention end,
If flowers can disagree?
Within the garden's peaceful scene
Appeared two lovely foes,
Aspiring to the rank of queen,
The Lily and the Rose.
The Rose soon reddened into rage,
And swelling with disdain,