A New collections of songs and poems by Thomas D'Urfey ...
D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723.

The Second Song in Sir Barnaby Whigg, to the Tune of the Delights of the Bottle.

I.
FArewell my lov'd science my former delight,
Moliere is quite riffled, then how should I write;
My fancy's grown sleepy, my quibling is done,
And design or Invention alas I have none;
But still let the Town never doubt my Condition,
Though I fall a dam'd Poet Ile mount a Musitian.
II.
I got fame by filching from Poems and Plays,
But my Fidling and drinking has lost me the Bays;
Like a fury I rail'd, like a Satyr I writ,
Thersites my humour, and Fleckno my wit;
Page  12 But to make some amends for my snarling and lashing,
I divert all the Town with my Thrumming and Thrashing.