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Brutes never meet in bloody fray,
Nor cut each others throats for pay.
Of beafts, it is confefs'd, the ape
Comes nearest us in human fhape,
Like man he imitates each fashion,
And malice is his ruling paffion :
But both in malice and grimaces,
A courtier any ape surpasses.
Behold him humbly cringing wait,
Upon the minister of state:
View him foon after to inferiors
Aping the conduct of fuperiors:
He promises with equal air,
And to perform takes equal care.

He in his turn finds imitators,
At court, the porters, lacques, waiters,
Their master's manners ftill contract,

And footmen, lords and dukes can act.
Thus at the court, both great and small,
Behave alike, for all ape
all.

STAN

STAN ZAS

ON THE

TAKING OF

QUEBE C.

AMIDST the clamour of exulting joys,

Which triumph forces from the patriot heart; Grief dares to mingle her foul-piercing voice, And quells the raptures which from pleasures start.

O, Wolfe, to thee a streaming flood of woe,
Sighing we pay, and think e'en conquest dear;
Quebec in vain shall teach our breast to glow,

Whilft thy fad fate extorts the heart-wrung tear.

Alive the foe thy dreadful vigour fled,

And faw thee fall with joy-pronouncing eyes : Yet they shall know thou conquereft, though dead! Since from thy tomb a thousand heroes rise.

O N

ON A BEAUTIFUL YOUTH STRUCK BLIND

BY LIGHTENING.

IMITATED FROM THE SPANISH.

SURE 'twas by Providence defign'd,

Rather in pity, than in hate,
That he shou'd be, like cupid, blind,
To fave him from Narciffus' fate.

A SON

A So

ONNE T.

WEEPING, murmuring, complaining,

Loft to every gay delight;

Myra, too fincere for feigning,
Fears th' approaching bridal night.

Yet why impair thy bright perfection ?
Or dim thy beauty with a tear?
Had Myra follow'd my direction,
She long had wanted cause of fear.

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