An ADVERTISEMENT to
Infinuating as if I would thine,
In Name and Fame by the Worth of another,
Like fome made rich by robbing of their Brother :
Or that fo fend I am of being Sire,
I'll Father Baflards; or if Need require,
I'll tell a Lie in Peint to get Applause:
I scorn it ; John such Dirt heap never was,
Since God converted him. Let this fuffice
To fhew why I my Pilgrim Patronize,
It came from mine own Heart, so to my Head,
And thence into my Fingers trickled;
Then to my Pen, from whence immediately
On Paper I did dribble it daincily.
Manger and Matter too was all mine own,
Nor was it unto any Mortal known,
Till I had done it. Nor did any then
By Books by Wits. by Tongues, or Hand or Pen
Add five Words to it, or write half a Line
Therefore : The Whole, and every whit is mine.
Allo for This, thine Eye is now upon,
The Matter in this Manner came from none
But the same Heart, and Head, Fingers and Pen,
As did the others. Witness all good Men ;
For none in all the World without a Lie,
Can say that this is mize excepting I.
I write not this of any Oftentation.
Nor 'cause I feek of Men their commendation;
I do it to keep them from such furmize,
As tempt them will my Name to scandalize,
Witness my Name, if anagram'd to thee,
The Letters make, Nu hony in a B.