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The Patient's Ears remorseless he assails,
Murthers with Jargon where his Med'cine fails.

The Fury thus assuming Colon's Grace,
So slung her Arms, 80 shuffl’d in her Pace.
Onward she hastens to the fam'd Abodes,
Where Horoscope invokes th' infernal Gods;
And reach'd the Mansion where the Vulgar run,
For Ruin throng, and pay to be undone.

This Visionarie various Projects tries,
And knows, that to be Rich is to be Wise.
By useful Observations he can tell
The sacred Charms, that in true Sterling dwell.
How Gold makes a Patrician of a Slave,
A Dwarf an Atlas, a Thersites brave.
It cancels all Defects, and in their Place
Finds Sense in Br-, Charms in Lady G-e
It guides the Fancy, and directs the Mind;
No Bankrupt ever found a Fair One kind.

So truly Horoscope its Virtue knows,
To this lor'd Idol 'tis, alone, he bows;
And fancies such bright Heraldry can prove,
The vile Plebeian but the third from Jove.

Long has he been of that amphibious Fry,
Bold to Prescribe, and busie to Apply.
His Shop the gazing Vulgar's Eyes employs
With foreign Trinkets, and domestick Toys.

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In haste he strides along to recompence

The want of Bus'ness with its vain Pretence. 98 Kein neuer Abschnitt 1-4 101 Gods,

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144 103 T'increase their Ills, and throng to be undone. 14 104 This Wight all Mercenary Projects tries, 16. 6 105 knows 1 111 Br-W Brownlow, Wi|| G-ce.' F— Grace; W1 112 mind, 1 114 Virtues 1. W1

115 lov'd ) bright 1. 116 And fancies, that a Thousand Pound supplies 1-4. 6 117 The want of Twenty thousand Qualities. 1-6. 6

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Here, Mummies lay most reverendly stale, And there, the Tortois hung her Coat o' Mail; Not far from some huge Shark's devouring Head The flying Fish their finny Pinions spread.

125 Aloft in Rows large Poppy Heads were strung, And near, a scaly Alligator hung. In this place, Drugs in musty Heaps decay'd, In that, dry'd Bladders, and drawn Teeth were laid.

An inner Room receives the num'rous Shoals, 130 Of such as pay to be reputed Fools. Globes stand by Globes, Volumes on Volumes lye, And Planetary Schemes amuse the Eye. The Sage, in Velvet Chair, here lolls at Ease, To promise future Health for present Fees.

135 Then, as from Tripod, solemn Shams reveals, And what the Stars know nothing of, foretels.

One asks how soon Panthea may be won, And longs to feel the Marriage Fetters on. Others, convinc'd by melancholy Proof,

140 Enquire when courteous Fates will strike 'em off.

Some, by what means they may redress the Wrong,
When Fathers the Possession keep too long.
And some would know the issue of their Cause,
And whether Gold can solder up its Flaws.

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Poor pregnant Lais his Advice would have,
To lose by Art what fruitful Nature gave:
And Portia old in Expectation grown,
Laments her barren Curse, and begs a Son.

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130 nume|| Shoals 1 Shoals. 2–4 || Pay 3-4 132 Volumns on Volumns l_4. 6 || lie, LA 138 Kein neuer Abschnitt 1 140 melancholly 141 Wou'd know how soon kind Fates will strike 'em off, ' || curteous 142 Kein neuer Abschnitt 1 143 long, 144 wou'd 1 145 wether ? Druckfehler || sodder 1–4. 6 146 Laijs 1 Laïs 28 || wou'd ? 147 loose 9

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Whilst Iris, his Cosmetick Wash would try,
To make her Bloom revive, and Lovers die.
Some ask for Charms, and others Philters chuse,
To gain Corinna, and their Quartans lose.
Young Hylas, botch'd with Stains too foul to name,
In Cradle here renews his Youthful Frame:
Cloy'd with Desire, and surfeited with Charms,
A Hot-house he prefers to Julia's Arms,
And old Lucullus wou'd th' Arcanum prove,
Of kindling in cold Veins the Sparks of Love.

Bleak Envy these dull Frauds with Pleasure sees,
And wonders at the senseless Mysteries.
In Colon's Voice she thus calls out aloud
On Horoscope environ'd by the Crowd.

Forbear, forbear, thy vain Amusements cease,
Thy Wood-Cocks from their Gins a while release;
And to that dire Misfortune listen well,
Which thou shoud'st fear to know, or I to tell,
'Tis true, thou ever wast esteem'd by me
The great Alcides of our Company.
When we with Noble Scorn resolv'd to ease
Our selves of all Parochial Offices;
And to our Wealthier Patients left the Care,
And dragglid Dignity of Scavenger:
Such Zeal in that Affair thou didst express,
Nought cou'd be equal, but the great Success.
Now call to mind thy Gen'rous Prowess past,
Be what thou shou'dst, by thinking what thou wast.
The Faculty of Warwick-Lane Design,
If not to Storm, at least to Undermine:

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Their Gates each day Ten thousand Night-caps crowd, 180
And Mortars utter their Attempts aloud.
If they should once unmask our Mystery,
Each Nurse, ere long, wou'd be as learn'd as We;
Our Art expos'd to ev'ry Vulgar Eye,
And none, in Complaisance to us, would dye.

185 What if We claim their Right t'Assassinate, Must they needs turn Apothecaries strait? Prevent is, Gods! all Stratagems we try, To crowd with new Inhabitants your Sky. 'Tis we who wait the Destinies Command,

190 To purge the troubled Air, and weed the Land. And dare the College insolently aim To equal our Fraternity in Fame? Then let Crabs Eyes with Pearl for Virtue try, Or Highgate-Hill with lofty Pindus vie:

195 So Glow-worms may compare with Titan's Beams, And Hare-Court Pump with Aganippe's Streams.

Our Manufactures now they meanly sell,
And their true Value treacherously tell :
Nay, They discover too, (their spight is such,)

200 That Health, than Crowns more valu'd, costs not much. Whilst we must steer our Conduct by these Rules, To cheat as Tradesmen, or to starve as Fools. 181 And their attemps their Mortars speak aloud. 1 182 shou'd 1_would W1 || unmasque ? 183 Nurse 1 || e’re 24 e'er 6 || long ? | Learn'd 1-4 185 And, none 1 || wou'd die. 11. Wi 187 straight?l_4• 11 189 our 11 191 troubl'd 1-4. 6

192 insolently ) of Physicians 1-4. 6 194 Crabs Eyes as well with Pearl for Use may try, 1-4 198 Manufacture 1-4 199 And spightfully [spightfully, '] th’intrinsick Value tell 14.6 200 Nay more, (but Heav'ns prevent) they'l force us soon,

Nay more: Inhumanly They'l [They'lloj force us soon 201 To act with Conscience, and to be Undone. 1-3 tour Charity, and be undone; 4. 6

202 Whilst We, at our expense, (Expence, ®] 203 And, for another World, be ruin'd here.

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At this fam'd Horoscope turn'd pale, and straight In Silence tumbled from his Chair of State.

205 The Crowd in great Confusion sought the Door, And left the Magus fainting on the Floor. Whilst in his Breast the Fury breath'd a Storm, Then sought her Cell, and reassum'd her Form. Thus from the Sore alto’ the Insect flies,

210 It leaves & Brood of Maggots in Disguise.

Officious Squirt in haste forsook the Shop,
To succour the expiring Horoscope.
Oft he essay'd the Magus to restore,
By Salt of Succinum's prevailing pow'r;

215 Yet still sapine the solid Lumber lay A nImage of scarce animated Clay; 'Till Fates, indulgent when Disasters call, By Squirt's nice Hand apply'd a Urinal; The Wight no sooner did the Steam receive,

220 But rous'd, and bless'd the stale Restorative. The Springs of Life their former Vigour feel, Such Zeal he had for that vile Utensil.

So when the Great Pelides, Thetis found, He knew the Sea-weed Scent, and th' Azure Goddess own'd. 225

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220 Whose Steam the Wight no sooner did receive, 224 So
when Pelides did blue Thetis see, 225 He knew the Fishy smell,
and own'd her Deity." He knew the Fishy Smell, [oozy Scent, 6] 3. 4. 6.

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