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Courtier and patriot cannot mix
Without an effervescence,
A friendly coalescence.
Religion should extinguish ftrife,
But friends that chance to differ
No combatants are stiffer !
To prove at laft my main intent
No cutting and contriving-
With ftill less hope of thriving.
Then judge yourself, and prove your man As circumspectly as you can,
And having made election, Beware no negligence of yours, Such as a friend but ill endures,
Enfeeble his affection.
The man that hails you Tom or Jack,
How he esteems your merit,
To pardon or to bear it.
Some act upon this prudent plan,
Safe policy, but hateful
Unpleasant and ungrateful.