[Invitation to Mason]

1 Prim Hurd attends your call and Palgrave proud,
2 Stonhewer the lewd and Delaval the loud.
3 For thee does Powell squeeze and Marriott sputter,
4 And Glynn cut phizzes and Tom Nevile stutter.
5 Brown sees thee sitting on his nose's tip,
6 The Widow feels thee in her aching hip,
7 For thee fat Nanny sighs and handy Nelly,
8 And Balguy with a bishop in his belly!


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Title (in Source Edition): [Invitation to Mason]
Author: Thomas Gray
Themes: humour
Genres: occasional poem

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Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771. Thomas Gray: English poems. Web. Oxford: Thomas Gray Archive, 2002. http://www.thomasgray.org/texts/poems.shtml

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