Excerpt from The Deaf Lover: A Farce, in Two Acts Statesmen and Poets, oft', one fortune find;This Court being discontent, our Bard resign'd;That is to say, resigned as Courtiers mean, He was turn'd out, but would come in again.On one good point he's bent, a reformation, And bade me tell this grand Association, He w had made a total alteration.Mistakenly, he built on Gallic ground, But prov'd French wit was, like French faith, unfound;Hence wiser grown, he's cautious in his views, And makes foreign compacts for his Muse.On foreign aid 'tis hazardous reliance, But certain ruin's in a French alliance.By Gar, Monsieur will say, you mistake quite.Mon Pais my country, be toujours right;Il faut vous aller, you must go to France, If you will learn to make bon alliance;Par l'alliance Bourbon, we long trick you;Par l'alliance Americue, trick dem too;Voila Monsieur, d'Estaing, has he t play'd, One pretty trick, in taking de Grenade?Is he t grand, invincible Hero?Arrah, replies Teague, ask General Prevost!So much with shot he bother'd him, they say, He play'd an old French trick and run away. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.