Poetical recreations consisting of original poems, songs, odes, &c. with several new translations : in two parts
Barker, Jane.
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TO AFER. MARTIAL. Epig. 31. lib 4.

THis for an hundred Pound's engag'd to me,
That Merchant owes me two, that Banker three.
The Chamberlain runs deeper in my score,
And the Exchequer keeps a thousand more.
The new Plantations raise my Treasure much;
Beside a Trade with Spaniards, and the Dutch.
The same dull Tale Afer so oft you tell,
I scarce remember my own Name so well.
Afer, I faint, my Patience quite is lost,
I cannot hear your Gains, but to your Cost.
Without reward, such Torture who will bear,
Poundage is due for every Summ, I hear.