To the Most Honourable the Earl of Oxford, the Lord High Treasurer. The Epigrammatical Petition of Your Lordship's Most Humble Servant, John Gay

To the most Honourable the Earl of OXFORD, The Lord High Treasurer .

The Epigrammatical Petition of your Lordship's most humble servant , JOHN GAY.

I' M no more to converse with the swains,
But go where fine people resort;
One can live without money on plains,
But never without it at court.

Yet if when with swains I did gambol,
I array'd me in silver and blue,
When abroad and in courts I shall ramble,
Pray, my Lord, how much money will do?
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