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LONG EXPECTED one and twenty Ling ring year

LONG EXPECTED one and twenty
Ling""ring year at last has flown
Pomp and pleasure pride and plenty
Great Sir John are all your own.

Loosen""d from the minor""s tether
Free to mortgage or to sell
Wild as wind and light as feather
Bid the slaves of thrift farewell.

Call the Bettys Kates and Jenneys
Ev""ry name that laughs at care
Lavish of your Grandsire""s guineas
Show the spirit of an heir.

All that prey on vice and folly
Joy to see their quarry fly
Here the gamester light and jolly
There the lender grave and sly.

Wealth Sir John was made to wander
Let it wander as it will
See the jocky see the pander
Bid them come and take their fill.

When the bonny blade carouses
Pockets full and spirits high
What are acres? What are houses?
Only dirt or wet or dry.

If the Guardian or the Mother
Tell the woes of willful waste
Scorn their counsel and their pother
You can hang or drown at last.
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