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Broadside entitled 'A Short Satyre on that Native of the Universe, the Albanian Animal'
S A T Y R E
Native: of the Universe,
Author of the New-year's Gift, or Scots Poem upon the Union,
SIR, 'mong your Gifts your Candour's not the least,
In that you thus profess you are a Beast:
Albanian Animal shall be thy Name
From hence forth in the Registers of Fame,
And you're entitled both in Prose and Verse
An elder Native of theUniverse.
Your Title modestly does thus contain
To save your Reader fruitless Toil and Pain.
Thou hast been grazing sure, among the Flock,
When Balaam's Ass, and Ęsop's Cattel spoke.
Where have you been, or what inchanted Goal
Since that time lodg'd your base and Mungrel Soul,
Reserv'd a Curse for this our Latter time,
To hammer Alboion's Fate in Dogrel Rhime ?
O happy Vein, that soars above the Reach
Of our Capacity, and makes a Stretch
Beyond all Laws and Rules: without controul
All of a sudden Jumps from Pole to Pole!.
Reproach to Learning, and the Sacred Nine,
Whom neither Sense nor Grammer can confine:
Who maugre Nature and in Spight of Art,
Didfte'er presume to act a Poet's Part,
Thy Beastly Book be cursed as thy Fate;
Probable date published:
1707 shelfmark: S.302.b.2(087)