|NOTES from DR SYNTAX'S TOUR, 1812|
Plate 5, opposite p.23:-
DOCTOR SYNTAX, DISPUTING HIS BILL WITH HIS LANDLADY.
At the Royal Crown.
"Besides, I took you in at night,
"Half-dead with hunger and affright,
"Just scap'd from robbers." ------
------- "That's most true,
"And now I'm to be robb'd by you."
"Sir, you mistake; and did not I
"Disdain rude ords, I'd say - you lie.
"I took you in last night, I say."
"'Tis true;- and, if this bill I pay,
"You'll take me in again to-day."
"I gave you all my choicest cheer,
"The best of meat, the best of beer;
"And then you snor'd yourself to rest
"In the best bed,- I say the best,
"You've had such tea as few can boast,
"With a whole loaf turn'd into toast."
"And for your beef, and beer, and tea,
"You kindly charge me - one pound three!"
"'Tis cheap as dirt,- for well I know
"How things with country Curates go: