The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 7/A Rebus
A REBUS.By VANESSA.
|CUT the name of the man who his mistress deny'd,|
|And let the first of it be only apply'd|
|To join with the prophet who David did chide;|
And that which deserves to be first put the last;
Spell all then, and put them together, to find
The name and the virtues of him I design'd.
Like the patriarch in Egypt, he's vers'd in the state;
Like the prophet in Jewry, he's free with the great;
Like a racer he flies, to succour with speed.
When his friends want his aid, or desert is in need.