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1 Why will you, W**, seek with Paine to find
2 Men like yourselves of discontented mind?
3 Believe me, Sir, you may as well be quiet,
4 Do what you will, you cannot hatch a riot;
5 If Reformation's all you wish to get,
6 Reform yourself, and leave the State to Pitt.


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Alcock [née Cumberland], Mary, 1741?–1798. Poems, &c. &c. by the Late Mrs. Mary Alcock [poems only]. London: Printed for C. Dilly, Poultry, 1799, p. 119. vii,[25],183,[1]p. (ESTC T86344) (Page images digitized by University of Michigan Library.)

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