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NOTING THE DIFFERENCE OF RICH AND POOR,
IN THE WAYS OF A RICH NOBLE'S PALACE
AND A POOR WORKHOUSE.
To the Tune of the “ Old and Young Courtier.”
In a costly palace Youth goes clad in gold;
In a costly palace, when the brave gallants
dine, They have store of good venison, with old
canary wine, With singing and music to heighten the cheer; Coarse bits, with grudging, are the pauper's best
In a costly palace Youth is still carest
young Lord's jest; In a wretched workhouse the contrary prevails: Does Age begin to prattle !--no man heark'neth
to his tales.
In a costly palace if the child with a pin
tor is called in; In a wretched workhouse men are left to perish For want of proper cordials, which their old age
In a costly palace Youth enjoys his lust;
upon the former days, when he was well
to do, Had children to stand by him, both friends and
In a costly palace Youth his temples hides
sides ; In a wretched workhouse Age's crown is bare, With a few thin locks just to fence out the cold air,
In peace, as in war, 'tis our young gallants'
pride, To walk, each one i’ the streets, with a rapier
by his side, That none to do them injury may have pretence; Wretched Age, in poverty, must brook offence.
By myself walking,
In my heart festering, ,
Thy friends are treacherous,
Jesu! Maria! liberate nos ab his diris tentationibus Inimici.