SOME wit, handsome form and gen’rous mind; A triple engine prove in love we find; By these the strongest fortresses are gained E’en rocks ‘gainst such can never be sustained. If you’ve some talents, with a pleasing face, Your purse-strings open free, and you’ve the place. At times, no doubt, without these things, success Attends the gay gallant, we must confess; But then, good sense should o’er his actions rule; At all events, he must not be a fool. The stingy, women ever will detest; Words puppies want;–the lib’ral are the best. A Florentine, MAGNIFICENT by name, Was what we’ve just described, in fact and fame; The title was bestowed upon the knight, For noble deeds performed by him in fight. The honour ev’ry way he well deserved; His upright conduct (whence he never swerved,) Expensive equipage, and presents made, Proclaimed him all around what we’ve pourtrayed. WITH handsome person and a pleasing mien, Gallant, a polished air, and…
A short love story NO master sage, nor orator I know,Who can success, like gentle Cupid show;
THE change of food enjoyment is to man; In this, t'include the woman is my plan. I cannot guess why Rome will not allow
TO serve the shop as 'prentice was the lot; Of one who had the name of Nicaise got;
THOSE who in fables deal, bestow at ease Both names and titles, freely as they please. It costs them scarcely any thing, we find.
I'M now disposed to give a pretty tale; Love laughs at what I've sworn and will prevail;
EXAMPLE often proves of sov'reign use; At other times it cherishes abuse;
The story of two friends named Anxiochus and Alcibiades...