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.
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.
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.