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Ensign of Might, to make wild Uproar cease,
WIthout, th’ enrag’d Licentiato waits,
Striving to force a Passage through the Gates; In vain he strives ; --- then drooping with Despair, To Venus he addrest his humble Pray’r. 60 Goddess !
1, 5 • If they approve my Lotion, or my Pill :
If Rock, or Flugger, boast a fairer Name ; • If Drury, and The Garden, found my
Fame; • If many a Mother, that would pass for Maid,
In Secret calls for my obstetric Aid ; • If, to prevent th' affected Sneer of Prude, • My Juice of Scan the Shame preclude ;
pany his Name.
We have not been able to learn the Import of those two significant Letters, M. L. which constantly accom
Flugger. Dr. Flugger, no less noted, but not of so long Standing V. 8. If Drury, and The Garden, found my Fame.
Drury Lane, of ancient Renown. Covent Garden is emphatically stiled The Garden, as the principal Singers in the Opera are called The Guarducci, The Lovatini, &c. V. 12. My Juice of Scan the Shame preclude. Doctor Mead, in his Essay on Poison, says, “I had once in my Poffession, given me by an inge• If with my Drops I rouse th' enervate Rake, • And Wives unfruitful happy Mothers make; • O help!- Let Mars's Arms a while be staid, 15 . And send your Cuckold to my instant Aid.'
The Goddess heard, and, haft'ning to her Spouse, With Proteftations and repeated Vows Of strict Fidelity in Time to come, ("No more she'd wander, but would cleave to Home,') Prevail'd upon her fond and easy Dear On Earth in Form of Bla: ksmith to appear. The tedious Hours of Absence to beguile, 'Tis faid, with Mars she folac'd all the while.
To Earth the God defcending stood confeft 25 By the black Bristles of his Beard and Breast : A leathern Apron ty'd about his Waist, And on his Head a woollen Nightcap plac'd ;
Ν Ο Τ Ε.
6 nious Chemist, a clear Liquor, which though pon• derous, was so volatile, that it would all fly away
in the open Air, without being heated ; and so • corrofive, that a Glass Stopple of the Bottle, which o contained it, was in a short Time fo eroded, that • it could never be taken out. The Fume of it was • fo thin, that if a Candle was set at some Distance
from the Bottle, upon a Tahle, the Heat would « direct its Course that Way ; so that it might be s poisonous to any one that fat near to the Light, and
to no-body else. I know (adds the Doctor) the
Composition of this Stygian Spirit ; but it is better s that the World should not be instructed in fuch Arts of < Death.'
For the fame Reason the Author, as a Lover of his King and Country, and confequently a Friend to Population, chufes not to print the Word Sat full Length:
A massy Hammer in his Hand he held, Which scarce two Men of modern Strength could weild.
30 With this advancing, at one pond'rous Stroke, Forthwith th' in hospitable Bars he broke: Then to next Alehouse did his Godship steer, To quaff the earthly Nectar of Butt Beer.
Soon as he saw the Gates wide open stand, 35 In rush'd Licentiato with his Band, Through Constables, through Butchers onward prest To Funing Chamber, an unwelcome Guest ;
V. 29. A masly Hammer in his Hand he held,
Which scarce two Men of modern Strength could
A pond'rous Stone bold Hector heav'd to throw, Pointed above, and rough and gross below; Not two strong Men th’enormous Weight could raise, Such Men as live in these degenerate Days.
Pope's Homer, B. XII. V. 33: Then to next Alehouse did his Godship steer,
To quaff the earthly Nectar of Butt Beer. In Justice to the honest Landlord that keeps the House, and the worthy Alderman that serves it, we think ourselves obliged to acquaint all true Lovers of Entire Butt, that they will be sure to meet with an excellent Tankard of it at the Three Folly Butchers, the Corner of Warwick-Court.
The Author ingeniously acknowledges, that some of the best Lines (if any may be called fo) in his Poem, are owing to the Inspiration of this excellent Liquor. V. 38. To Fuming Chamber, Vulgarly called, Smoaking Room.
Where, from Intrusion (as they thought) secure,
Licentiato enters.— With Appall
50 Taking their awful Forms for Deities.
Tobacco Hick, Tobacco Hick,
Tobacco Hick, Tobacco Hick,
Or customary Suits of folemn Black. Hamlet, V. 49. So fat the Roman Curules, dully wise,
Whon Gauls rush'd in, and view'd them with
Surprize, Taking their awful Forms for Deities. • When the Crowd of fuperannuated Patriots • had, by their Advice and Exhortations to the Sol<diers, done all that was in their Power towards
Choak'd with the Fume, Licentiato broke
Ν Ο Τ Ε. "the Defence of the Capital (Rome) they returned ' to their Houses, there to wait, with steady
Resolution, the coming of the Enemy, and Death. • Such of them as had triumphed for Victories, or
had been Curule Magiftrates, that they might die • with the greater Dignity, adorned themselves with • the Insignia of those Honours which they had ac
quired by their Virtue. Cloathed in their tri
umphal Robes, or those of their Magiftracies, they ! repaired to the Forum, and feating themselves there
in their Curule Chairs, maintained the same re.
fpectable Air of Greatness, as when in the Fulo ness of their former Power.
As the Gauls had met with little Resistance from the Romans in the Field, and were not put to the « Trouble of an Affault to take the City, they enç tered it (at the Gate Collina) without any Thing, • in their Appearance, of hostile Anger, that raging * Flame, kindled by Opposition, Difficulty, and • Danger. Moving on, they beheld, with Amaze
ment, the Streets unpeopled as a Desert ; and
when they came to the Forum, and cast their « Eyes all around, they could observe no Shew of 6 War but in the Citadel alone. What chiefly
drew and fixed their Attention, was the Company
of venerable Victims, who had devoted them< selves to Death. Their magnificent purple Robes,
their long white Beards, their Air of Greatness, their
Silence, Stilness, and Serenity, all these astonished the « Gauls, held them at an awful Distance, and inspired "them with the same Respect which they would have
had for so many Gods. It chanced, however, that one of the Soldiers (who was, probably, less apt