to exercise the wits of Leicester


Please to insert the following lines in your next paper, to exercise the wits of Leicester, upon a neighbouring town, and you’ll very much oblige your humble servant,


What all mankind aim at but widely pursue,
And what oftentimes e’en the best Men may do;
With Eloquence fluent, persuasive and mild,
What the Nurse oft repeats to a clamourous child;
These joined together discover a Town,
Where lives a fine Lady of Birth and Renown,
Whose bountiful Goodness is so overflowing,
The Beginning and Ending of which there’s no knowing.