A Little Pretty Pocket-book/Shuttle-Cock

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Shuttle-Cock.

The Shuttle-Cock struck
Does backward rebound;
But, if it be miss'd,
It falls to the Ground.

Moral.

Thus chequer'd in Life,
As Fortune does flow;
Her Smiles lift us high,
Her Frowns sink us low.