Parnajftan Voom, -
Ile P 1 N K of M O D E;
A New SONG.
P EAR girls, by try life,
■ 1 mud have me a w fe,
Yor a>ld Vv 1 w T a a will quickly be near:
1 want a loud «t ice,
l o fing you my choice,
That all ye fweet creatures might hear.
O, for one who's pofli A,
Of much gauze on herbreaft ■ ■■
AimI no fign of theught to be (huw'd,
ho can truly difpife,
. • - What criticks think wife.
And Huzza for the fink cf tbt Mode*
On her perfon and giace,
h^ly paflion i place,
1 have little concern for her mind f
Let her b“ hut foil drefl.
And puff’d out in the ch ft,
And pretty well moddled behind 1*^
Behind, did I fay.
When at this time of day,
Thetra n of the bat .er fort comes |
When Swift's vnnJerful ivenderf
Ought in troth to knock under.
At the fight ol fuch c- ri:.us bums.
Such a tiiCiion as this,
Wat breught up by a Mifs-——•
Convenirnce ard (hanie muft have taught htTf
With Uls virtue than pride.
To iVell at each f.dc,
When fw't'ilirg about thefame quarter.
1 mean ftie foi uld wear,
A crape-cufliii'.g, for hair.
The quic'Kcr to give her mmands,
When bilKts furrru rd her,
And vifiis confound her,
One can nevc r have time on iheir hands*
1 wifti flia mighr fpell.
And rtad pretty well.
That my hillet—the may not miftakeit $
Let ih (kin of my dear,
B; as fhrooth and as clear.
As chaik -eatine can ck arly make it s
Let htr laugh in r-nc’s face, ““
And fwe;ir with a grace.
Let naught liV.c religion bt fhow’d.
Let hr r tl.ink men fools all,
And r.o Heaven but a ball.
And huzza for the Pink of ibe AMe»
A n Irifli gentleman was lately
carried before a magiftrate of
London, charged with aiiaulting and
beating fome watchmen and others.
The watchmen a? ufual, were not ve
ry conCftent in their ftory, one de
clared he vs as knocked down with his
cane, another alleging that he was
ftruck with a cutlaTs, and iome accuf.
inghis mcrcilefs hand as the inftru.
ment of laceration. Their examina.
tion being concluded, and the gentle
man alked wnat he had to fay in jufti-
fication,hecandidly conftded the libera
lity with which he dealt his pugnScu-
lar fas^curs; but at the fame time af-
fured his wodhip, " that he had no-
thing in his band but his f/iJ
From the Charlefton City Gazette.
[Inferted by defin^
A Dialogue betwpen an old Puritan
and a Friendy concerning the pre
vailing fpirit or external charadcr-
iftics of the public affairs of the
North American Hates.
Puritan, X7RIEND, I‘*am glad to
J/ meet you, as you by
profefiion are verfant in things fpiritu-
a1, and we Puritans jn things eternal;
our ancclfors, who ^ere a plain, fober
people, wijre offendea at the reforma
tion, with the external habits and veft-
ments of the old mother church, which
were Hill retained in our country ;
and bccaufc we diffented from them,
we were pcrfecuted, and obliged to
leave our native country; and you
Friends have ever been a plain, fober
people, averfe to all vain fhew and
empty parade :—Pray, how "docs the
new world appear to you ?
W fFriend. Truly neighbour Puritan,
the new world appears to me as if it
was turned uplide down, and as if the
manners of the prefent age, and of
our children in particular, were total
ly reverfed ! Extravagant, rarce pro-
ceffions, vain, unprofitable Ihews in
our towns, crpccially in your town
and ours, exceeding Roman triumphs
when they had gained the greateft con-
quefts, and for what ? for a conftitu-
tion with which one half of the citizens
arc diffatisfied: this feems like unto
Caligula’s marching his army to the
fca fhpre to gather fnclls, and return
ing home to a triumph ; fo that from
the highnflown encomiums, myftcri-
ous ^proceedings, and fufpicious cif-^
cumftanccs of this Cohftitution, I ve
ry much fear the conftitutors were not
influenced by an impartial republican
fpirit, nor guided by the true light
within ; but that they arc leading us
into a fool’s paradife, and that we fhdl|
loon be as tired of the Governmenti
as Sant.ho was of his kingdom. But
friend ]?ffitan, in what light do mat
ters appear in thine eyes ?
Puritan. From my own fimplc ob-
fervation, and from the information
given us by Martin, Gerry, and others,
it feems calculated like the Roman
Hate to aggrandize itfclf, and inftead of
lightening the burthens of the people,
rather to draw all the fubftance and
wealth to one common centre or feat
of the empire, to command the purfc
and the fword ; thefc and the abrupt
arbitrary manner in which it hath been
carried on by a profound fecrecy, re-
fembling the fecrecy of a Turkifh Di
van, by high-flown encomiums, and
perfuafions to the people to truH im
plicitly to the w ifdom and integrity of
the conftitutors, as if they had been
more than human and fallible men ;
and as it had not been the right of the
people in general to fee with their own
eyes, and yield their afient to thofe laws
by which they were to be governed, by
the partial & undue influence pra6liced
upon the preflTes; arid laftly, by the ra-.
rcc flicws and poiiipous proceflions fet
on foot, to dazzle the eyes and lead the
vulgar blindfolded, by that falfe glare
and bewitching ftratagem, by which
all the fuperftitions and idolatries of
the world are Impofcd upon its blinded
votaries ; by which apothecaries gild
over their bitter pills: thefe and
many more fufpicious infinuating art^
.appear to be the means by which this
clandeftinc production lath been en
deavoured to be crammed down the
throats of the people.
Friend. Nay yerily neighbour Pari,
tan, thee has dilineated our political
proceedings in a very unpromifin^z
difagrcai^ light, but was there nou
fufficient centre of power, a centre of
authority, aim-chain of connexion
wanting ^tweim tliefe ftates ?
Puritan. My dear friend there cer-
tainly was—no human government
was ever pcrftfted^at once, but the de
ficiencies of our government might
have been ji^nded, by adding to the
power and of the common head
the wildom and ftrength of the whole
without too much ^veakening the oun
works of the fortrefs or capital by
adjuftingorappropriating to the public
tranfafiions pertaining to the expidi-
tion and good of the whole—and by
rrfcrving'to each ftate all its internal
rights and immunities, viz. the taxino-
contributing its own money ; the
arranging, difeiplining, and command
ing its own forces in fubordination to
the general government ; in a fubfer-
yicncy to the general authority ; and
in a proportionable confiftency with
*thc united plan, and concentration cf
the whole ftates :—Friend, it remains
to have thy opinion of thefe mat
Friend. As thou art deflrous of hear
ing my opinion concerning thefe mat
ters, I lhall give it freely—I am afraid
that the fpirit of the world prevails in
our public affairs, rather than the true
fpirit of wiidom, or of a found mind;
that an exorbitant fpirit and thirft of
power, of pride, and ambition, is
predominant, rather than a fpirit of
humility, condefeenfion, moderation,
and juftice; every one feeking and
purluing their own private iniereft,
to the neglc6t of the public good—a
fpirit of dillipation, impiety, fraud and
injuft ice mark our times, and when
this is the cafe, it is juft and confiftent
with the wifdom of the divine moral ad-
miniftration of the world, to leave us
to fuffer under the confequenccs »>f our
vices. By our loyalty or obedience to
the laws of Heaven we hold our lives
and poffeffions in this world,8counight
and title to an unfading inheritance
and an endlefs life hereafter; it is there
fore both our duty "and intereft to re
form what has been amifs in our pubr
lie and private character that we may
become a righteous and holy peo^
pie that G(^ may plant and build
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