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"But, wretch! my purse in thy polluted paws "Meant to support, thou turn'st to crush, the



"Tho' lost on thee, yet hear these rules I teach :

Usage like this would make the devil preach. "No weight to words can eloquence impart,

"Tho' ne'er so clear the head, if foul the heart : "Men's words, the world will by their actions


"The orator must be the honest man.

"No prostitute the generous bosom arms,

"The whore peeps thro' the bloom, and blasts her charms.

"Once with applause was heard thy flowing


"And on its motions sweet persuasion hung: "But now those lips (and thanks to Sarah's money)

"That in thy country's struggles drop down honey,

"Shall please no more! (take my prophetic word) "Nor all their flourishes be worth a

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"But see! the morning streaks the eastern sky: "Now crows the scaring cock: from hence I


"And leave thee to the lash of lost integrity."




To the Tune of "A Cobler there was, &c. &c."

-Sume superbiam

Quæsitam meritis.

Behold young Balaam, now a man of spirit,
Ascribes his getting, to his parts and merit.



TO a certain old chapel, well known in the town, The inside quite rotten, the outside near down,

* 1755, Pitt. He spoke at past one for an hour and thirty-five minutes: there was more humour, wit, vivacity, finer language, more boldness, in short, more astonishing perfections, than even you, who are used to him, can conceive. He was not abusive, yet very attacking on all sides; he ridiculed Lord Hillsborough, crushed poor Sir George Lyttleton, terrified the AttorneyGeneral, lashed my Lord Granville, painted the Duke of Newcastle, attacked Mr. Fox, and even hinted up to the Duke of Cumberland.-W.

Pitt surpassed himself; and then I need not tell you,

A fellow got in who could talk and could prateI'll tell you his story, and sing you his fate.

Derry down, &c.

At first he seem'd modest and wonderous wise,
He flatter'd all others in order to rise:

Till out of compassion he got a small place,
Then full on his master he turned his a-

Derry down, &c.

He bellow'd and roar'd at the troops of Hanover, And swore they were rascals whoever went over: That no man was honest who gave them a vote, And all that were for 'em should hang by the throat.

Derry down, &c.

that he surpassed Cicero and Demosthenes. would their formal laboured cabinet

What a figure orations make

vis-à-vis to his manly vivacity and dashing eloquence ? he spoke above an hour and a half with scarce a bad sentence. -W.

He always affected to make the house ring
'Gainst Hanover troops and a Hanover king:
He applauded the way to keep Englishmen free,
By digging Hanover quite into the sea.

Derry down, &c.

By flaming so loudly he got him a name,
Tho' many believ'd it would cost him a shame:
But nature had given him, ne'er to be harass'd,
An unfeeling heart, and a front unembarrass'd.
Derry down, &c.

When from an old woman,by standing his ground, He had got the possession of ten thousand pound, He said he car'd not for what others might call [Balaam.


He would shew himself now the true son of Sir

Derry down, &c.

Poor Harry, whom erst he had dirtily spatter'd, He now crouch'd and cring'd to, commended

and flatter'd ;

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