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Poem by William Shenstone

Extent of Cookery

   Aliusque et idem.
   (Another and the same).

When Tom to Cambridge first was sent,
A plain brown bob he wore;
Read much, and look'd as though he meant
To be a fop no more.

See him to Lincoln's-Inn repair,
His resolution flag;
He cherishes a length of hair,
And tucks it in a bag.

Nor Coke nor Salkeld he regards,
But gets into the House,
And soon a judge's rank rewards
His pliant votes and bows.

Adieu, ye bobs! ye bags! give place;
Full bottoms come instead;
Good Ld! to see the various ways
Of dressinga calf's head!

William Shenstone

William Shenstone's other poems:
  1. Epilogue - To the Tragedy of Cleone
  2. A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton
  3. Charms of Precedence
  4. Elegy. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth to a Person of Merit
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