On a Watch lost in a Tavern.
A Watch lost in a Tavern ? that's a Crime,
You know how men in drinking lose there time :
A Watch keeps time, and if time pass away.
There is small reason that the Watch should stay.
The key hung out, and you forgot to lock it,
Time scorns to be kept tame in any pocket.
Hereafter if you keep't, thus must you do,
Pocket your Watch, and watch your pockets too.
-“Humour, wit, and satire of the 17th century”