|NOTES from DR SYNTAX'S TOUR, 1812|
Plate 6, opposite p.32:-
DOCTOR SYNTAX, COPYING THE WIT OF THE WINDOW.
The morning came, when he arose
In spirits from his calm repose;
And, while the maid prepar'd the tea,
He look'd around the room, to see
What story did the walls disclose,
Of human joys, and human woes.
The windows quickly caught his eye,
On whose clear panes he could descry
The motly works of many a Muse:
There was enough to pick and choose;
And, "Faith," said he, "I'll strive to hook
"Some of these lines into my book;
"For here there are both grave and witty,
"And some, I see, are very pretty."