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28 THE GENTLE SHEPHERD.
ville's, a line of a well-known song, " Gentle Shepherd, tell me where." " If," cried Grenville, " gentlemen are to be treated in this way—" Pitt, as was his fashion, when he meant to mark extreme contempt, rose deliberately, made his bow, and walked out of tltc House, leaving his brother-in-law in convulsions of rage, and every body else in convulsions of laughter. It was long before Grenville lost the nickname of " Gentle Shepherd."1
THE GENTLE SHEPHERD.
A Gentle Shepherd—that's his proper name— lie tired to Stow, far distant from the Thame; Where dancing fishes in the basin play'd, And crowded columns form'd a marble shade: There, while he mourn'd by streams that never flow, The statues round a dumb compassion show; The worthies listen'd in each sculptur'd hall ; My Lord, consenting, sat and heard it all.
Ye stubborn York, ye fierce New England crew, Free from Excise, but not from Customs too, To you I mourn, nor to the deaf I sing, Your woods shall answer, and your cities ring. Quebec and Georgia, my stamp duties pay; Why are you prouder, and more hard than they ?