On Celebrated Lawyers.
He clenched his pamphlets in his fist,
He quoted and he hinted,
Till, in a declamation-mist,
His argument he tint it:
He gaiped for ‘t, he graiped for ‘t,
He fand it was awa, man;
But what his common sense came short,
He eke’d out wi law, man.
tint: evidence, proof or alternatively taint, spoil (in this case I think he means lost it – using tint dually by pointing at its other definition of slur or spoil rather than its usual legal meaning).