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~ 'Till wrangling^i^f* taught itNoise and Show/ And-wkkediFi£-axose, thy most abusive Foe.

But Rebel Wit deserts thee oft in vain; Lost in the-Maze Of Words^ he turns again, Alfdf seeks a" surer State, and courts thy gentler

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Afflicted Sense thou kindly dost set free, . Oppress'd with Argumental Tyranny, And routed Reason finds a safe Retreat in thee.

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With thee in private modest Dulness lies, And in thy Bosom lurks in Though?* Disguise; Thou Varnisher of fools, and Cheat of all the Wist*

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Yet thy Indulgence is by both confest; Folly by thee lies sleeping in the Breast* And 'tis in thee at last xhvx Wistim seeks for Rest:

Silence*, the Knave's Repute, the Whore's good

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Thy very want of Tongue makes thee a kind of

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But cou'dstthou seize some Tongues that now

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HowChurch and State wou'd be oblig'd to thee?

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At Senate, and at Bar, how welcome wou'dst thou

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Yet Speteh ev^a there, submissively withdraws

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Thenpompous Silence reigns, and stills thenoifie

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Past Services of Friends, good Deeds of Foes,
What FavMtes gain, and what th'Exchequer

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Fly the forgetful World, and in thy Arms repofe.

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• The Country Wit, ReKgion of the Town,

The Courtier's Learning, Policy oW Gown, Arebestbythee express'd, and shine in thee alone.

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The Parson's Cant, the Lawyers Sophists y* Lord's Quibble, Critick's. Jest:; all end in thee, All rest in Peace at last, and fleep eternally.

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BEgone ye Cvitieks, and restrain your Spice,
Codrvs writes cm, and wild for erer" wii*e';
The heaviest Muse the swiftest Course bat gone,
As Cfodks xm sefteft wfcen most Lead i9 on,:
What tho' n& Bees afouwd yew Cradle flow,
Nor on yotit hipi &Mfr&Mt golden* Dew?
Yet have we oft discover'd in their stead,
A Swarm of DroneSythat bina^about your Head.
When you, like Orffieasyftdke the warblingLyre,
Attentive Blocks stand round you, and admire.

L x Wit, Wit, past thro' thee, no longer is the fame,

As Meat digested takes a diff'rent Name;
But Sense must sure thy safest Plunder be,
Since no Reprisals can be made on thee.
Thus thou may'st Rife, and in thy daring Flight
(Tho' ne'er so weighty) reach a wondrous height;
So, forc'd-from Engines, Lead it self can fly,
And pondrous Slugs move nimbly thro' the Sky.
Sure Bavins copy'd Mœvius to the full,
And Charilus taught Codrus to be dull;
Therefore, dear Friend, at my Advice give o'er
This needless Labour, and contend no more,
To prove a dull Succession to be true,
Since 'tis enough We find it so in You.

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