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THE

Third and last PART.

Written by the AUTHOR

OF THE

FIRST and SECOND PARTS

LONDON

Printed for Thomas Horne, at the South Entrance

of the Royal Exchange, MDCCIX:

Licensed and Entred according to the At of Parliament for Printing

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HUDIBRAS

The Third and Last Part.

The ARGUMENT of the

First CANTO of the Third Part.
The Knight and Squire resolve at once
The one the other to renounce.
They both approach the Lady's Bower,
The Squire ť inform, the Knight to wode her.
She treats them with a Masquerade,
By Furies and Hobgoblins made :
From which the Squire conveys the Knight,
And steals him, from himself, by Night.

CANTO I.

IS true, no Lover has that Pow'r
T'enforce a desperate Amour,
As he that hastwoStringsto's Bow,

And burns for Love and Money too;
For then he's Brave and Refolute,
Disdains to render in his Suit,

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Has as his Flames and Raptures double,
And hangs or drowns with half the trouble ;
While those who fillily pursue
The Simple, Downright Way and True,
Make as unlucky Applications,
And steer' against the stream their Passions.
Some forge their Mistresses of Stars :
And when the Ladies prove averse,
And more untoward to be won,
Than by Caligula the Moon,
Cry out upon the Stars for doing
Ill Offices, to cross their wooing;
When only by themselves they're hindred,
For trusting those they made her Kindred :
And still, the harsher and hide-bounder
The Damsels prove, become the fonder.
For what mad Lover ever dy'd,
To gain a soft and gentle Bride?
Or for a Lady tender-hearted;
In purling Streams or Hemp departed ?
Leap'd headlong int' Elyzium,
Through th' Windows of a dazling Room ?

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But for some cross ill-natur’d Dame,
The am'rous Fly burnt in his Flame.
This to the Knight could be no News,
With all Mankind fo much in ufe;
Who therefore took the wiser Course,
To make the most of his Amours,
Resolv'd to try all sorts of ways,
As follows in dųe Time and Place,

No sooner was the Bloody Fight
Between the Wizzard and the Knight,
With all th? Appurtenances, over,
But he relaps'd again to a Lover:
As he was always wont to do
When h’had discomfited a Foe,
And us’d the only Antique Philters
Deriv'd from old Heroick Tilters.
But now Triumphant and Victorious,
He held th? Achievment was too glorious
For such a Conqueror, to meddle
With Petty Constable, or Beadle ;
Orfly for Refuge to the Hostess
Of th’ļnns of Court and Chanc'ry, Justice;

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