But hark, the voice of battle shouts from far,
The Jews and Maccaronies are at war:
The Jews prevail, and, thund'ring from the stocks,"
Be these the rural pastimes that attend
Great Brunswick's leisure: these shall best unbend
TO THE PUBLIC.
Occasioned by their favorable Reception of a late Heroic Epistle to
BY THE AUTHOR OF THAT EPISTLE.
I THAT of late, Sir William's Bard, and Squire,
Comptroller-General of the works of taste),
- glittering orbs, and, what endear'd them more,
No Senate had convey'd, by smuggling art,
Lightly they came, and full as lightly went.
To cut down Dunces, wheresoe'er they spring,
I know thy strains can pierce the ear of Kings.
Which, e'en Reviewers own, adorns thy line,
Should own the tackling trim, the streamers fine,
Such is thy pow'r, O Goddess of the song,
That he who runs may read; while well he knows
That lay shall live, tho' Court and Grub-street sigh,
Your young Marcellus was not born to die.
Tho' not with Mason and with Goldsmith put,
If e'er he chance to wake on Newton's chair,
Whate'er his fame or fate, on this depend-
Nor, e'er they give, ask how the sums were spent,