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“You now have habits, dances, scenes and rhymes
High language often, ay, and sense sometimes."

Prologue to the Rival Ladies.

1664,

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ATHENÆUM PRESS-R. HOSIE, PRINTBR.

BOBLES
(

17 DEC.92

( exto

D

TO

THE BRITISH INHABITANTS

OF

HINDOSTAN.

THIS

LITTLE WORK

IS

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY THEIR

FAITHFUL AND OBEDIENT SERVANT,

POLYPHILUS.

A PROLOGUE

TO THE

ORIENTAL RAMBLER.

. THIS IS HIS FIRST ADVENTURE, LEND HIM AID."

Craddock.

PREFACE away ! come PROLOGUE take his place,
Assert thy sovereignty with modest face,
To night you hold the RAMBLER forth to all,
The rich, the indigent, the great, the small.
And in a clime, where stately palm trees rise,
Towering with lofty branches to the skies ;
Where the sweet Bull Bull chants its lively song,
The myrtle and the banian among ;
Where dull monotony does ever reign,
Where fortunes are so difficult to gain ;
Where lions roar, because no critics rage ;
Where
every

mushroom pedant is a sage ;
Where men knight errants in their search for beauty
Put on their caps, and bid good bye to duty;
Where single ladies if they flirt or speak
Are set down married in the following week ;
Where stern philosophy has seldom reigned ;

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