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Squills he procured, but found the bitter strong,
There was a fellow near, an artful knave,
Now all the profit fell to Ned's control,
Now see him doctor! yes, the idle fool,
Oh! when his nerves had once received a shock,
Alas! in vain is my contempt express’d,
What then our hopes ?-perhaps there may by law
* An empiric who flourished at the same time with this great man.
Non possidentem multa vocaveris
Hor. lib. iv. od. 9.
Non uxor salvum te vult, non filius: omnes
Hor. Sat. lib. 1.
Non propter vitam faciunt patrimonia quidam,
Juvenal. Sat. 12.
No extensive Manufactories in the Borough: yet considerable
Fortunes made there—Ill Judgment of Parents in disposing of their Sons—The best educated not the most likely to succeed—Instance-Want of Success compensated by the lenient Power of some Avocations—The Naturalist —The Weaver an Entomologist, &c.—A Prize-FlowerStory of Walter and William.
Of manufactures, trade, inventions rare,
Still common minds with us in common trade,