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POSTEY. e ODE TO A GOOSE, Written after dinner on the 29'/J Sept. the Fe(,,st (f Michael. BY HORACEâSMITH.) 0 Bird most rare although thou art Uncommon common on a common, What man or woman Can in one single term impart A prefer name for thee â An anci>>n' Roman Would am verâ' A user. Suro I am, that no man, Kno.ving thy variou; attributes, wodd choose To call thee Goose No, Goose thou art no Goose. Well stuffed with sage And titillating things, both dead and living, For ever art thou giving Solar" to mall in hiVs brief pilgrimage. Jove s eagle wielding the avenging thunder, Is but a foiio hawk, a bird of plunder. ]\1 i IIPl'va' owl, I' ,)-t h i I f.) ,v I She.nninu; th:> light. should ne'er have been preferr'd "r.) rank ¿i3 Wisdom's bird. â A> for tlip voting and .;lat, swan, A ;)tti,h er i-; till "ro irig it:4 praises. [ ala no writer to the Cvgnetâso, Avoiding further periphrases. For thee alone, 0 Goos^ my verse shall flow. Bird of Apollo worthy to pluck grass On the Parnassian mountain, Beside the classic fountain Of Hijjpocrjne, what Muse with thee can class, To whose inspiring wing we owe All that the poets past have writ; From whose ungathered wines shall flow All our whole store of future wit ? Well may'st thou strut. Proud of thy pens uncut, Which shall cut jokes. In after times, for unborn^folk;;â Well mav'st thou plume thvself upon thy pluniage-ali Is erudite and intellectual. Each v. ing a cvciopætiia. fraught With genius multiform, a world of thought! All I when thou put'st thy licall Beneath that wing to bed, In future libraries thou tak'st a nap. And dream'st of Paternoster Row, mavhap What are they dreaming of, that they forget (The publishing and scribbling set) To apotheosise thee. Goose As the tenth Muse ?

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