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“ And, after all, to crown my spleen,
I often try'd in vain
Through every beast and bird I went,
Clouds turn with ev'ry wind about,
Clouds keep the stoutest mortals under, When bellowing they discharge their
thunder; So when th' alarum-bell is
rung, Of * Xanti's everlasting tongue,
• XANTI, a nick name for those of the present age, who. XANTIPPE, that scold of glo. are poffefs'd of the like laudarious memory, who never let ble talents : for I will confess, poor Socrates have one mo- that I know three in the city ment's peace of mind, yet with of Dublin, no way inferior to unexampled patience he bore XANTIPPE, but that they have her peftilential tongue. I thall not as great mento work upon. beg the ladies pardon, if I in- When a friend asked Sosert a few passages concerning crates, how he could bear her; and at the same time I the scolding of his wife XAN-, affure chem, it is not to lessen TIPPE, he retorted, and asked
The husband dreads its loudness more Than light’ning's flash, or thunder's roar.
Clouds weep, as they do, without pain, And what are tears but womens rain ?
The clouds about the welkin roam, And ladies never stay at home..
The clouds build castles in the air, A thing peculiar to the fair; For all the schemes of their forecasting Are not more folid, nor more lasting.
him how he could bear the TES ; did not a hen do the gaggling of his geese. Ay, but' same thing at your house the my geele lay eggs for me, re- other day, and did I fhew ply'd his friend. So doth my any resentment ? Plut: de ira wife bear children, said So- cohibenda: CRATES. Diog, Laert.
I could give many more inBeing asked another time by stances of her termagancy, and a friend, how he could bear his philosophy, if such a proher tongue, he said, she was ceeding might not look as if I of this use to him, that the were glad of an opportunity to taught him to bear the imper- expose the fair fex; but, to tinences of others with more thew I have no such design, I ease when he went abroad. declare that I had much worse Plut de capiend. ex hofli utilit. stories to tell of her behaviour
SOCRATES invited hisfriend to her husband, which I rather EUTHYDEMUS to supper; passed over, on account of the XANTIPPE 'in great rage great esteem which I bear the went in to them, and overlet ladies, especially those in the the table; EUTHYDEMUS ri- honourable station of matrifing in a passion to go off, My mony. deur friend flay, said SOCRA
A cloud is light by turns, and dark,
The clouds are apt to make reflection,
The clouds delight in gaudy show,
Observe the clouds in pomp array'd,
Are they not such another fight,
feem strange, Who ev'ry hour delight in change.
In them and you alike are seen
In ev’ning fair you may behold
Grave matrons are like clouds of snow,
Clouds, when they intercept our sight, Deprive us of celestial light:
* Not Flanders lace, but
to pay, as many of them did gold and silver lace. By bor- for French silver lace against rowed, is meant such as run the last birth-day. Vid. tbe in honest tradesmen's debts shopkeepers books. for what they were not able