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But, to patronize her more antient Votarys at this time, is not more honourable to our Nacion, than necefsary for them : Since so much Prejudice has been ungratefully rais'd against them, by those, who have been most improv'd by their Writings.

When therefore I was moved by the BRITISH MUSE to recommend these Antients to a Patron most eminent for Abilities and Inclination to protect them ; one of sufficient Knowledge to plead their Merits, and Interest to promote their Cause; I was presently by her inspired, to make this Oblation to your LADYSHIP, so nearly ally'd in Genius and Judgment to her, that I could not distinguish


your Name, but as another for her own:

Whatever Impropriecies the Witcy or the Wise may find in other Parts of my Choice chroughout this Collection, I dare stand their Test in this. And I am persuaded, the Authors themselves, could not be better fatiffied with all the Justice that might be paid them, in reviving their Performances; than with so much Credit as they may receive from your Ladyship's Approbation. I am but their Sollicitor, and could not have the Boldness to sue for your Favour, but under the Umbrage of their Deserts. Alexander faved Part of a from Destruction, for the MI

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only. of one Poet: Here' the Merics of many Poets sue for the Protection only of one Book.

I am,

With the most profound Respect,

Your Ladyship's most obedient,

Humble Servant,


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2257 P A N D E R.

M kept for pleasure, though I never

taste it. For 'tis the usher's office, ftill to cover His lady's private meetings with her

Marfon's Insatiate Countess.

1. At best 'tis but a goodly pandarism.
2. Shrewd business.
Thou child in thrift, thou fool of honesty ;
Is't a disparagement for a gentleman,
For friends of lower rank to do the offices
Of necessary kindness without fee
For one another; courtesies of course,
Mirths of society; when petty mushrooms,
Transplanted from their dunghills, spread on mountains,
And pass for cedars, by their servile Aatteries
On great mens vices ? Spander-th'art deceivid,

The word includes preferment, 'tis a title
Of dignity, I could add somewhat more else.
Thy beauteous fifter like a precious tissue,



Not shap'd into a garment fit for wearing,
Wants the adornments of the workman's cunning
To set the richness of the price at view ;
Though in her self all wonder.

John Ford's Fancy chast and noble.

But you are
The squire of dames, devoted to the service
Of gamesome ladies ; the hidden mystery
Discover'd, their close bawd : thy slavish breath
Fanning the fires of luft; the goe-between
This female, and that wanton fir : your art
Can blind a jealous husband, and disguis'd
Like a milliner, or shoemaker, convey
A letter in a pantoofle, or glove
Without suspicion ; nay, at his table,
In a case of pick-tooths : you instruct 'em how
To parley with their eyes, and make the temple.
A mart of looieness. To discover all
Thy subtile brokages, were to teach in publick
Those private practices, which are in justice
Severely to be punish'd.

Mafinger's Emperor of the East.
Pimps manage the great bus'ness o'th' nation,
That is the heav'nly work of propagation !

Crown's Sir Courtly Nice.
Ah, when the means are gone, that buy this praise,
The breath is gone whereof this praise is made !
Feast-won, fast-loft : one cloud of winter-show'rs
These flies are couch'd.
2. The swallow follows not
Summer more willingly, than we your lordship.
1. Nor inore willingly leaves winter : such summer-
Birds are men.

Shakespear's Timon. MH. May you a better feast never behold,

You knot of mouth-friends: smoke, and luke-warm water
Is your perfection, This is Timon's last;



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