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Then various.El^ments against jhee join'd,
fnone more various Animal combin'd, M . (
And fram'd the dam'fous Rite of busie Human
The Tongue mov'd gently first, and Speech was
~ '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*
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
The only Honour of the wishing Dame j
Thy very want of Tongue makes thee a kind of
But cou'dstthou seize some Tongues that now
HowChurch and State wou'd be oblig'd to thee?
At Senate, and at Bar, how welcome wou'dst thou
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Yet Speteh ev^a there, submissively withdraws
. From Rights of &ubj<£tsy and the Toar Mans
Thenpompous Silence reigns, and stills thenoifie
Past Services of Friends, good Deeds of Foes,
Fly the forgetful World, and in thy Arms repofe.
• The Country Wit, ReKgion of the Town,
The Courtier's Learning, Policy oW Gown, Arebestbythee express'd, and shine in thee alone.
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.
... .m TO T o T*H E
Author of a Poem,
IN TITLED, '7
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BEgone ye Cvitieks, and restrain your Spice,
L x Wit, Wit, past thro' thee, no longer is the fame,
As Meat digested takes a diff'rent Name;