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Powder'd beaus, and maccaronies,
Now assembled at the hall,
* A kind of gig or one-horse carriage, in which two sociable people may possibly be accommodated.
Now you're right, and keep it going :
Now to side-board let us hie,
Never will I tell you lies, man,
Most unfeeling wight in nature,
Fill once more your cheerful glasses,
Yonder manager, by beckoning, Seems to say, “come pay your reckoning;" Murky.phiz, and shrug of silence, Speak a wish to be a mile hence ! Dick, who says he came away . Purse forgot, and cannot pay, Tells the landlord how to cook it, Whispers “thank you, sir, to book it !” Fiddler, play us one tune more, Just to end with reel of four, Ralphy Rattle, spunky fellow, Raking round till he is mellow,
Rudely muttering and swearing,
Misses, squires, and gentlefolks, Call for Nabobs,* hats, and cloaks ; True, 'tis late, but that's no matter, All good night, 'lis time to scatter.
Come, my dear, and mount behind me, Lover true you'll ever find me. Stir up Dobbin ! Well, my dearest, Uncle Jotham's road is nearest ; Now by fence we safely land, Now we walk in, hand in hand.
Sit awhile in social chatPray what follow'd after that? Toy and prattle, sir, awhile, Right New England courting style, But you'll please to make the best on’t, I'm not bound to tell the rest on't.
* Nabobs were a kind of outside garment formerly worn by the dashing belles of America.
'TWAS early one morning, when Flora serene, Spread over the meadows her carpet of green, Not a murmur was heard, in the lawn or the
grove, * While Simon and Sophy were singing of love.
They tun'd their two jewsharps to lays so refin'd,
* Quorum stupefactæ carmine lynces.. + Requierunt flumina cursus.