This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1710. Excerpt: ... WHIGGS SUPPLICATION, A-Mock-Poem. PART IL K 7Hen Bushes budded,and Trees did chip, And Lambs by Suns approach did skip j When Mires grew hard, like toasted Bread, That men might through the Carses ride: When folks drew blood of Arms and Legs, When Geese and Turkies hatched Eggs: When poor folks Pots were fill'd with Nettles, When Fish did domineer in Kettles; H Chip, Blojfom. Carses, Lots Grounds. When When Lent did sore annoy the Glutton, When Sun left Fijb to lodge with Mutton: When night and day were of like length, Of March the eighth, or twelfth, or tenth: When several Criticks, great and small, By mending Lines, did rnar them all. When Transcribers preposterous speed Made them like Pictures spoil'd with Threed On Arras Hangings back-fide, when The great Mistakes of some men Made several great wits of the Land Blame what they did not understand; And some to hunt a Flea contrive j The Squire near London did arrive: To meet him old and young came forth, As Rome did once to see Juguvth. They knew each passage of his Journal, Both by report and by Diurnal: We dread, they will him sore abuse, But let us first invoke the Muse. Thou Muse, who never dost abandon Those who have scarce a Leg to stand on; When they ascend Parnassus Mountain, Till in the end they taste a Fountain Which makes them than an Owl ling sweeter j Make me once more a Fool in Meeter, That 1 may be of all admired, Confuting Presbytry, cashiered; Which I of late so much adored,.But now, when I get nothing for it, Make me, O Muse.' to change my Note, Declare against it, turn my Coat: Compesce me, Muse, these stout Bravadoes Of these stiff-necked Reformadoes, Who still maintain, unto this Day, They hare th'Office, though they want Pay; In others Harvest putting their Sickles, Troubling th...
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