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HOURS OF IDLENESS.

6.

They know the Chancellor has got
Some pretty livings in disposal:
Each hopes that one may be his lot,
And, therefore, smiles on his proposal.[1]


7.

Now from the soporific scene[2]
I'll turn mine eye, as night grows later,
To view, unheeded and unseen,[3]
The studious sons of Alma Mater.


8.

There, in apartments small and damp,
The candidate for college prizes,
Sits poring by the midnight lamp;
Goes late to bed, yet early rises.[4]


9.

He surely well deserves to gain them,
With all the honours of his college,[5]
Who, striving hardly to obtain them,
Thus seeks unprofitable knowledge:


  1. And therefore smiles at his.—[4to. P. on V. Occasions.]
  2. Now from Corruption's shameless scene.—[4to. P. on V. Occasions.]
  3. And view unseen.—[4to]
  4. —— and early rises.—[4to]
  5. And all the.—[4to]