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Fork Virtue's self may too much zeal be had;
The worst of Madmen is a Saint run mad.
I Go then, and if you can, admire the state
Of beaming diamonds, and reflected plate;
Procure a Taste to double the surprize,
And gaze on m Parian Charms with learned eyes :
Be struck with bright" Brocade, or Tyrian Dye,
Our Birthday Nobles' fplendid Livery.
If not fo pleas'd, ato Council-board rejoice,
To see their Judgments hang upon thy Voice; 35
From p morn to night, at Senate, Rolls, and Hall,
Plead much, read more, dine late, or not at all.
But wherefore all this labour, all this strife?
For 9 Fame, for Riches, for a noble Wife ?
Shall: One whom Nature, Learning, Birth conspir’d 40
To form, not to admire, but be admir'd,
Sigh, while his Chloe blind to Wit and Worth
Weds the rich Dulness of some Son of earth?

Yet

Si, quidquid vidit melius pejusve sua fpe,
Defixis oculis animoque et corpore torpet?

* Insani fapiens nomen ferat, aequus iniqui ; Ultra quam fatis eft, virtutem fi petat ipsam. "I nunc, argentum et marmor m vetus, aeraque et artes Suspice: cum gemmis n Tyrios mirare colores : Gaude, quod spectant oculi te o mille loquentem : Gnavus p mane forum, et vespertinus pete tectum ;

Ne plus frumenti dotalibus emetat agris Mutus et indignum; quod fit pejoribus ortus)

Hic tibi fit potius, quam tu mirabilis illi.

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Yet s time ennobles, or degrades each Line;
It brightend Craggs's, and may darken thine:

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And what is Fame? the Meanest have their day,
The Greateft can but blaze, and pass away.
Grac'd as thou art, * with all the Power of Words,
So known, so honour'd, at the house of Lords:
Conspicuous Scene ! another yet is nigh,
(More filent far) where Kings and Poets lie;
u Where Murray (long enough his Country's pride)
Shall be no more than Tully, or than Hyde !

w Rack'd with Sciatics, martyr'd with the Stone,
Will any mortal let himself alone?

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See Ward by batter'd Beaux invited over,
And desperate Misery lays hold on Dover.
The case is easier in the Mind's disease ;
There all Men may be cur’d, whene’er they please.
Would

ye be x blest? despise low Joys, low Gains;
Disdain whatever Cornbury difdains;

61 Be virtuous, and be happy for your pains.

But

s Quicquid sub terra est, in apricum proferet aetas;
Defodiet condetque nitentia. t cum bene notum
Porticus Agrippae, et via te conspexerit Appi;
Ire tamen restat, Nụma u quo devenit et Ancus.

w Si latus aut renes morbo tentantur acuto,
Quare fugam morbi. * vis recte vivere ? quis non?
Si virtus hoc una potest dare, fortis omissis
Hoc age deliciis.

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y But art thou one, whom new opinions (way, One who believes as Tindal leads the way, Who Virtue and a Church alike disowns,

65 Thinks that but words, and this but brick and stones ? Fly 2 then, on all the wings of wild desire, Admire whate'er the maddeft can admire : Is wealth thy paffion? Hence! from Pole to Pole, Where winds can carry, or where waves can roll, For Indian spices, for Peruvian Gold, Prevent the greedy, or outbid the bold : a Advance thy golden Mountain to the skies; On the broad base of fifty thousand rise, Add one round hundred, and (if that's not fair) 75 Add fifty more, and bring it to a square. For, mark th' advantage; just so many fcore Will gain a b Wife with half as many more, Procure her beauty, make that beauty chaste, And then such c Friends--as cannot fail to last. 80 AJ Man of wealth is dubb'd a Man of worth, Venus shall give him Form, and Anstis Birth,

(Believe

y virtutem verba putes, et
Lucum ligna ? z cave ne portus occupet alter ;
Ne Cibyratica, ne Bithyna negotia perdas :
a Mille talenta rotundentur, totidem altera, porro et
Tertia succedant, et quae pars quadret acervum,
Scilicet b uxorem cum dote, fidemque, etc amicos,
Et genus, et formam, regina d Pecunia donat;
Ac bene nummatum decorat Suadela, Venusque,

(Believe me, many a c German Prince is worse,
Who, proud of Pedigree, is poor of Purse)
His Wealth bravef Timon gloriously confounds ;

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Ask'd for a groat, he gives a hundred pounds ;
Or if three Ladies like a luckless Play,
Take the whole House upon the Poet's day.
8 Now, in such exigencies not to need,
Upon my word, you must be rich indeed;
A noble superfluity it craves,
Not for yourself, but for your Fools and Knaves;
Something, which for your Honour they may cheat,
And which it much becames you to forget.
h If Wealth alone then make and keep us blest, 95
Still, still be getting, never, never reft.

i But if to Power and Place your passion lie, If in the Pomp of Life consist the joy;

Then

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Mancipiis locuples, eget aeris e Capadocum Rex:
Ne fueris hic tu. f chlamydes Lucullus, ut aiunt,
Si posset centum scenae praebere rogatus,
Quî possum tot? ait: tamen et quaeram, et quot

habebo
Mittam: poft paulo scribit, fibi millia quinque
Efle domi chlamydum : partem, vel tolleret omnes.
g Exilis domus est, ubi non et multa supersunt,
Et dominum fallunt, et prosunt furibus. hergo,
Si res fola poteft facere et servare beatum,
Hoc primus repetas opus, hoc poftremus omittas,

i Si fortunatum species et gratia praeftat,

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Then k hire a Slave, or (if you will) a Lord,
To do the Honours, and to give the word;
Tell at your Levee, as the Crouds approach,
To whom I to nod, whom take into your Coach,
Whom honour with your hand : to make remarks,
Who m rules in Cornwall, or who rules in Berks :

105 This may be troublesome, is near the Chair: " That makes three Members, this can chuse a Mayor." Instructed thus, you bow, embrace, protest, Adopt him n Son, or Cousin at the least, Then turn about, and · laugh at your own Jeft. 110 Or if your

life be one continued Treat, If p to live well means nothing but to eat; Up, up! cries Gluttony, 'tis break of day, Go drive the Deer, and drag the finny-prey; With hounds and horns go hunt an Appetite- 115 So 9 Russel did, but could not eat at night, Call'd happy Dog! the Beggar at his door, And envy'd Thirst and Hunger to the Poor.

Or

k Mercemur fervum, qui dictet nomina, laevum
Qui fodicet latus, et 1 cogat trans pondera dextram
Porrigere: m Hic multum in Fabia, ille Velina :
Cui libet, is fasces dabit; eripietque curule,
Cui volet, importunus eburn Frater, Pater, adde:
Ut cuique est aetas, ita quemque o facetus adopta.
Si P bene qui coenat, bene vivit; lucet: eamus
Quo ducit gula: piscemur, venemur, ut 9 olim
Gargilius: qui mane plagas, venabula, fervos,
Differtum tranfire forum populumque jubebat,
VOL. II.

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