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An Extempore Invitation TO THE EARL of OXFORD, Lord High Treasurer.


1 Our Weekly Friends To-morrow meet
2 At Matthew's Palace, in Duke-street;
3 To try for once, if They can Dine
4 On Bacon-Ham, and Mutton-chine:
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5 If weary'd with the great Affairs,
6 Which Britain trusts to Harley's Cares,
7 Thou, humble Statesman, may'st descend,
8 Thy Mind one Moment to unbend;
9 To see Thy Servant from his Soul
10 Crown with Thy Health the sprightly Bowl:
11 Among the Guests, which e'er my House
12 Receiv'd, it never can produce
13 Of Honor a more glorious Proof
14 Tho' Dorset us'd to bless the Roof.


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Title (in Source Edition): An Extempore Invitation TO THE EARL of OXFORD, Lord High Treasurer. 1712.
Author: Matthew Prior
Genres: occasional poem

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, pp. 286-287. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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