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Sot leem'd to wonder what he meant,
Nor cou'd believe My Lord had sent :
So never offer'd once to stir,
But coldly said, Lour Servant Šir.
Does he refuse me, Harley cry'd,
He does with Infolence and Pride.
Some few Days after Harley spies,
The Doctor fásten'd by the Eyes;
At Charing Cross among the Rout,
Where Painted Monsters are hung out;
He pulld the String, and stopt the Coach,
Beck’ning the Doctor to approach.
S, who would neither fly, nor hide,
Came sneaking by the Chariot's fide;
And offer'd many a Lame Excuse,
He never meant the leaft Abuse;
My Lord -

The Honour you defign'd
Extreamly Proud But I had din'd
I am sure I never shou'd neglect
No Man alive has more Respect.
Well, I shall think of that no more,
If you'll be sure to come at Four.
The Doctor now obeys the Summons,
Likes both his Company and Commons,
Displays his Taient, fits till Ten ;
Next Day invited, comes again:
Soon grows Domestick, feldom fails,
Either at Morning, or at Meals :
Came early, and departed late;
In short the Gudgeon took the Bait:
My 'Lord wou'd carry on the Jeft,
And down to WINDSOR takes his guest.
St much admires the Place and Air,
And longs to be a Canon there
In Summer round the Park to Ride;
In Winter at Rever to


A Canon ! that's a Place too mean : No, Doctor, you shall be a Dean. Two Dozen Canons 'round your Stall, And

you the Tyrant o'er them all.
You need but cross the Irish Seas,
To live in Plenty, Power, and Ease.
Poor 5 departed, and what is worse,
With borrow'd Money in his Purse,
Travel's at least an Hundred Leagues,
And fuffers numberless Fateigues.
Suppose him now a Dean compleat.
Devoutily lo Ming in his Seat;
And Silver Verge, with Decent Prida
Stuck underneath his Cushion fide.
Suppose him gone thro' al Vexations,
Patents, Installments, Abjurations;
Firft Fruits, and Tenths, and Chapter-Treats,
Dues, Payments, Fees, Demands, and Cheats.
The wicked Laity's contriving
To hinder Clergy- Men from thriving.
Now all the Doctor's Money's spent,
His Tenants wrong him in his Rent:
The Farmers spitefully

Force him to take his Tythes in Kind :
And * Parvifol discounts Arrears,
By Bills for Taxes and Repairs.
Paor S with all his Loffes vext,
Not knowing where to turn hiin next.
Above a Thousand Pounds in Debt,
Takes Horse, and in a nighry Fret,
Rides Day and Night at such a Rate,
He soon arrives at Harley's Gate :

* The Drs. Procter,


But was so Dirty, Pale and Thin,
Old * Read would hardly let him in.
Said Harley, welcome Reverend Dean,
What makes your Worship look fo Lean?
Why sure you won't appear in Town,
In that old Wig and Rusty Gown,
I doubt your Heart is set on Pelf,
So much that you noglect your felf

What I suppose now Stocks are High,
You've fome Good Purchase in your Eye;
Or is your Money out at Use,
Truce good my Lord, I beg a Truce.
The Doctor in a Passion Cryd,
Your Railery is misappli’d:
I have Experience. dearly boughts
You know I am not worth a Groat.
But you'r resolv'd to have your Jeft,
And 'twas a Folly to canteft.
Then fince you now have done your Worst,
Pray leave me where you found me first.

* The Porter.






LAY-PATRON to a GENTLEMAN, designing


Quid igitur profuit vidiffe te Veritatem, quam pec defer

furus effes nec secuturus. Lactant.



LThough it was"against my Knowledge or Advice, that you entred into Holy Orders, under the present Dispofitions

of Mankind towards the Church, yet since it is now supposed too late to recede (at leaft according to the general Practice and Opinion ) I cannot forbear offering my Thoughts to you upon this New Condition of Life you are engaged in.

I could heartily wish, that the Circumstances of your Fortune had enabled you to have continued some Years longer in the University ; at leaft, 'till you were ten Years Standing; to have laid in a competent Stock of human Learning, and fome Knowledge in Divinity before


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you attempted to appear in the World. For I cannot but lament the common Course, which at least Nine in Ten of those, who enter into the Ministry, are obliged to run. When they have taken á Degree, and are conlequer.tly gro vn

Burther to sheir Friends who now ttrirk themselves fully difeharged, they get into Orders as soon as they can; (upon which I shall make no Remarks j frft solicite a Readear fhip, and if they be very fortunate, arrive in time to a Curacy here in town, or else are sent to be Assistants in the Country, where they probably continue feveral Years (many of them their whole Lives) with Thirty or Forty Pounds a Year for their Support, - 'till some Bishop, who happens not to be overstock'd with Relations, or attached to Favourites, or is content to Supply his Diocess without Colonies from England, bestows them fome inconfiderable Benefice, when 'tis odds thev are already incumbred with a numerous Family. I would be glad to know what Intervals of the

fuch Perfons can poflibly set apart for Improvement of their Minds or which way they could be furnish with Books, the Library, they brought with them from their

College, being, ufually not the most numerous, or judiciously chosen. If fuch Gentlemeni arrive to be great Scholars, it muft, I think, beer ther by Means fupernatural, or by a Method altogether out of any Road yet known to the Learned. But I conceive the Fiet directly otherwise, and that many of them lose the greateft part of the liñall Pittancet

at The Universitas

I take it for granted, that you intend to parsue the beaten Track, and are already defirous

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