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button NOTES from DR SYNTAX'S TOUR, 1812
Plate 18 opposite p.130:-

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The Doctor and the Captain sat,
Till tir'd of each other's chat,
They both agreed it would be best
To seek the balmy sweets of rest.
Syntax soon clos'd each weary eye,
Nor thought of any danger nigh;
While, like the ever-watchful snake,
His sharp companion lay awake
Impatient to assail his prey:
When, soon as it was dawn of day,
He gently seiz'd the fancied store:
But, as he pass'd the creaking door,
Syntax awoke, and saw the thief:
When, loudly bawling for relief,
He forward rush'd in naked state,
And caught the culprit at the gate:

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