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HYPOCRISY DETECTE D.*

THUS says the prophet of the Turk,
Good mussulman abstain from pork ;
There is a part in ev'ry swine,
No friend or follower of mine
May taste, whate'er his inclination,
On pain of excommunication.
Such Mahomet’s mysterious charge,
And thus he left the point at large.
Had he the sinful part express’d
They might with fafety eat the rest ;
But for one piece they thought it hard
From the whole hog to be debarr’d,
And set their wit at work to find
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 its way, though with some unnecessary additions by an unknown hand, into the Leeds Journal, without the author's privity.

Much

Much controversy strait arose,
These chuse the back, the belly those ;
By some 'tis confidently said
He meant not to forbid the head,
While others at that doctrine rail,
And piously prefer the tail.
Thus, conscience freed from ev'ry clog,
Mahometans eat up the hog.

You laugh—'tis well—the tale apply'd,
May make you laugh on t'other side.
Renounce the world, the preacher cries
We doma multitude replies.
While one as innocent regards
A snug and friendly game at cards ;
And one, whatever you may say,
Can see no evil in a play;
Some love a concert or a race,
And others, shooting and the chace.
Revil'd and lov’d, renounc'd and follow'd,
Thus bit by bit the world is swallow'd ;

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Each

Each thinks his neighbour makes too free,
Yet likes a flice as well as he ;
With sophistry their sauce they sweeten,
'Till quite from tail to snout 'tis eaten.

THE LILY AND THE ROSE.

I.

THE nymph must lose her female friend

more admir'd than she

But where will fierce contention end

If flow'rs can disagree?

II.

Within the garden's peaceful scene

Appear'd two lovely foes, Aspiring to the rank of queen, ,

The lily and the rose.

III.

The rose foon redden'd into rage,

And swelling with disdain, Appeal’d to many a poet's page Το

prove her right to reign.

IV. :

The lily's height bespoke command,

A fair imperial flow'r,
She seem'd design'd for Flora's hand,

The sceptre of her pow'r.

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VI.

Thus scoth'd and reconcil'd, each seeks

The faireft British fair,
The seat of empire is her cheeks,

They reign united there.

IDEM LATINE REDDITUM.

I,

HEU inimicitias quoties parit æmula forma,

Quam raro pulchræ, pulchra placere potest? Sed fines ultrà folitos discordia tendit,

Cum flores ipfos bilis et ira movent.

II.

Hortus ubi dulces præbet tacitosque receffùs,

Se rapit in partes gens animosa duas, Hic fibi regales amaryllis candida cultûs,

Illic purpureo vindicat ore rofa.

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