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To Betty the Grizette.

p. 400 Death and Daphne.

P. 402 On Mr. P- y being put out of the Council. P: 406 Upon the borrid Plot discovered.

P: 409 The Furniture of a Woman's Mind.

P. 413 On Stephen Duck the Thresber.

P. 416
Hardship put upon Ladies.

P. 417
To Mr. Gay on bis being Steward to the
Duke of Queensberry.

} ibid.

. On the B

P. 426 A Love Song in the modern Tafe.

p. 430 Ön Poetry, a Rapsody.

P.433 The Dog and Thief.

p. 457 İbc Revolution at Market-Hill To Janus on New Year's Day.

P. 464 Drapier's Hill.

P. 466 Verses on the upright Judge, who condemned the Drapier's Printer.

} P. 468 On seeing Verses written upon Windows.

P. 469
On the Words Brother Protestants and

Fellow Christians.
Ad Amicum Eruditum Thomam Sheridan. p. 475
Carberiæ Rupes in Comitaru Corgagenfi} p. 477

apud Hybernicos.
An Englis Translation of Carberiz Rupes. p. 479

P. 458

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The humble Petition of Frances Harris,
Who must farve, and die a Maid if it miscarries.

Written in the Year 1701.

Humbly feweth,

HAT I went to warm myself in Lady T

Betty's Chamber, because I was cold; And I had in a Purse Seven Pounds,

Four Shillings and Six Pence, (hefides Farthings,) in Money and Gold;

* Earl of Berkeley, and the Earl of Galway. Vol. II.



So, because I had been buying Things for my Lady

last Night, I was resolv'd to tell my Money, to see if it was right. Now you must know, because my Trunk has a

very bad Lock, Therefore all the Money I havé, (which, God

knows, is a very small Stock,) I keep in my Pocket, ty'd about my Middle, next

my Smock.

So, when I went to put up my Purse, as God would

have it, my Smock was unript; And instead of putting it into my Pocket, down it

llipt :
Then the Bell rung, and I went down to put my

Lady to Bed;
And, God knows, I thought my Money was as safe

as my Maidenhead.
So, when I came up again, I found my Pocket feel

very light,
But when I search?d, and miss'd my Purse, Lord!

I thought, I should have sunk outright :
Lord! Madam, says Mary, how d'ye do? Indeed,

faid I, never worse :
But pray, Mary, can you tell what I have done

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with my

Lord help me, said Mary, I never stirr'd out of this

Place: Nay, said I, I had it in Lady Betty's Chamber

that's a plain Case. So Mary got me to Bed, and cover'd me up warm ; However, she stole away my Garters, that I might

do myself no Harm: So, I tumbld and tofs’d all Night, as you may very

well think; But hardly ever set my Eyes together, or slept a

Wink. So, I was a-dream'd, methought, that we went and

search'd the Folks round; And in a Corner of Mrs. Duke's Box, ty'd in a Rag,

the Money was found. So, next Morning we told † W bittle, and he fell a

swearing; Then my Dame I Wadgar came, and fhe, you know, is thick of Hearing:


Earl of Berkeley's Valet. 9 The old deaf Honsem. Keeper. Vol. II.


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