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EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR.
BY JOHN CLOSE.-AGED 16.
What, though I am a Butcher's son,
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover every
Ut'i tte fetes and explanationes in the
Arctur.1 surón Pace not writing?
AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS,
BY WAY OF ADVERTISEMENT.
The Author's motive in writing and composing the following Work; was, in the first place, to
please, or gratify a few of his friends; secondly, x to obtain a little of the Dust of Peru, for the
purpose of procuring Intellectual Food. An old Proverb says, “That a Fool can best teach Wise Men wit;" therefore, if any of the following pages prove in any measure, an instrumental means of teaching any one Wit, another purpose will be answered. And though this weak little Work, may, as it has been said it will, be laughed at, and the Author termed a Fool and an Idiot! yet, as the Great Boileau says, “Those are the worst Works, of which nobody speaks at all.”
Poverty has few friends, and if being poor be a fault, or a failing, then the Author is guilty. To the small few who at the present support him, he will endeavour to render himself worthy of, and to merit
Their kind Patronage and Approbation,
* This is true- and no satin - Mought then were
the started to go off arell - it worteld pay- & 9 should be enabled to buy for my own
reading mee more large number of rooko_than
hocket Morey allowed - Aur.
To Dedicate, or not? that is the question,
Not worth the study of a minute !
be found many nacho
lines longer than and her
with the Loues of the Nine-int time not allor
to correct the Preso, to overlook m. M.Sl- may