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He strives to look worse; he keeps all in awe;
Jests like a licens'd fool, commands like law.

Tird, now I leave this place, and but pleas'd fo
As men from goals to execution go,
Go, through the great chamber (why it is hung
With the seven deadly fins ?) being among
Those Akaparts b, men big enough to throw
Charing-Cross for a bar, men that do know
No token of worth, but Queens man, and fine
Living ; barrels of beef, flaggons of wine.
I shook like a spied Spie-Preachers which are
Seats of Wit and Arts, you can, then dare,
Drown the sins of this place, but as for me
Which am but a sçant brook, enough shall be
To wash the stains away : Although I yet
(With Maccabees modesty) the known merit
Of my work lefsen, yet fome wife men shall,
I hope, esteem my Writs Canonical.

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Confounds the civil, keeps the rude in awe,
Jefts like a licens'd fool, commands the law.

270 Frighted, I quit the room, but leave it fo As men from Jayls to execution

go ; For hung with deadly fins I see the wall, And lin'd with Giants deadlier than 'em all : Each man an Afkapart, of Strength to toss For quoits, both Temple-bar and Charing-cross. Scard at the grizly forms, I sweat, I fly, And shake all o'er like a discover'd spy. 279

Courts are too much for wits so weak as mine: Charge them with Heaven's Artill’ry, bold Divine ! From such alone the Great rebukes endure, Whose Satire's sacred, and whose

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secure: 'Tis mine to wash a few light stains, but theirs To deluge sin, and drown a Court in tears. 285 Howe'er what's now Apocrypha, my Wit, In time to come, may pass for holy writ.

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EPILOGUE

TO THE

SA TIRES,

In Two DIALGGU ES.

Written in MDCCXXXVIII.

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