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OF AN ADJUDGED CASE, NOT TO BE FOUND IN
ANY OF THE BOOKS.
Between Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
The spectacles set them unhappily wrong; The point in dispute was, as all the world knows, To which the said spectacles ought to belong.
II. So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause
With a great deal of skiil, and a wigfull of learning; While chief baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
So fam'd for his talent in nicely discerning,
In behalf of the Nose it will quickly appear,
And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find, That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear,
Which amounts to possession time out of mind.
IV. Then holding the spectacles up to the courtYour lordship observes they are made with a
straddle, As wide as the ridge of the Nose is ; in short,
Design'd to sit close to it, just like a saddle.
Again, would your lordship a moment suppose
('Tis a case that has happen'd, and may be again) That the visage or countenance had not a Nose, Praywho would, or who could wearspectacles then?
VI. On the whole it appears, and my argument shows
With a reasoning, the court will never condemn, That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose, And the Nose was as plainly intended for them.
He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes :
VIII. So his lordship decreed with a grave solemn tone,
Decisive and clear, without one if or butThat, whenever the Nose put his spectacles on,
By daylight or candlelight-Eyes should be shut ! - ON THE
BURNING OF LORD MANSFIELD'S
TOGETHER WITH HIS MSS.,
By the mob, in the month of June, 1780.
So then the Vandals of our isle,
Sworn foes to sense and law,
And many a treasure more,
The loss was his alone ;
The burning of his own.
ON THE SAME.
1. W HEN wit and genius meet their doom
In all devouring flame,
O’er MURRAY's loss the muses wept,
They felt the rude alarm, Yet bless'd the guardian care, that kept His sacred head from harm.
III. There Mem’ry, like the bee, that's fed
From Flora's balmy store,
Have done him cruel wrong;
The honey on his tongue.
THE LOVE OF THE WORLD
HYPOCRISY DETECTED *.
Thus says the prophet of the Turk,
• It may be proper to inform the reader, that this piece has already appeared in print, having found it's way, thongh with some unnecessary additions by an unknown hand, into the Leeds Journal, without the author's privity.