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Then his character, Phyzzy,_his morals—his lifeWhen she died, I can't tell, but he once had a wife. They say he's no Christian, loves drinking and w-5, And all the town rings of his swearing and roaring! His lying and filching, and Newgate-bird tricks ;Not I-for a coronet, chariot and six.

Divinity heard, between waking and dozing, Her sisters denying, and Jemmy proposing: From table she rose, and with bumper in hand, She strok'd up her belly, and strok'd down her bandWhat a pother is here about wenching and roaring ! Why, David lov'd catches, and Solomon wDid not Israel filch from th' Egyptians of old Their jewels of silver and jewels of gold ? The prophet of Bethel, we read, told a lie; He drinks--so did Noah; he swears—so do I; To reject him for such peccadillos, were odd; Besides, he repents—for he talks about G**

[To Jemmy] Never hang down your head, you poor penitent elf, Come buss me—I'll be Mrs. Twitcher myself.

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SKETCH

OF

HIS OWN CHARACTER.

[This was written in 1761, and was found in one of his

pocket-books.] TOO poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune; He had not the method of making a fortune: Could love, and could hate, so was thought somewhat

odd ;

NO VERY GREAT WIT, HE BELIEV'D IN A GOD.
A Post or a Pension he did not desire,
But left Church and State to Charles Townshend and

Squire [54]. [54]At that time Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and afterwards bishop of St. David's.

POEMS:

ADDRESSED TO, AND IN MEMORY OT,

MR. GRAY.

(Except the Second and Eighth, none of these

were ever before collected.]

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