The History of Leith

October 9, 2006

A Dialogue between the Pillory and Daniel Defoe

A wake, thou busie dreamer, and arise,
Shake off th’ unwilling slumber from thine eyes.
DE FOE. Hail dread Tribunal ! Reverend Machine,
Of awfull phyz, and formidable mein !
Thou Prop of Justice, Adjutant of Law ;
That Keep’ft the Paper-blurring World in awe,
But why this early Visite made to me ?
Must I again ascend thy fatall Tree ?

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