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             JANUS

            A CHARACTER.

ASSIST me, Muſe, in rhime, to write
A The vices of a hypocrite,
Whoſe perverſe ſoul, with double views,
Adverſe to good, all vice purſues.
Near Scotia's Tweed does Janus dwell,
In ſhow a ſaint, but imp of hell;
A pulpiteer quite void of grace,
A ſcandal to the Chriſtian race,
With ſubtile tricks and canting ſtile,
The Elect almoſt can beguile,
Made up of ſtrife and contradiction,
Tells lies for truth, and truth for fiction ;
So freight with malice and envy,
The Devil he approaches nigh.
To ſaintſhip often he pretends,
When he's about to cheat his friends.
Then aid my ſong, ye tuneful nine!
Detect this Devil, a divine !
Let force of truth flow ſmooth in verſe,
While Janus' roguery I rehearſe.
Let honeſt B*****m clearly ſhine,
                                        An

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Janus a character
DescriptionA product of the first printing press set up in Peebles.
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1508-1800
DescriptionItems from the first printing press set up in a particular Scottish town or village between 1508 and 1800. May be the first item printed on that press or a later product from the same press that is more important. Includes the first book printed in Scotland, dated 4 April 1508.
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