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"Nec vos, dulciffima mundi

"Nomina, vos Mufæ, Libertas, Otia, Libri,
"Hortique Sylvæque, animâ remanente, relinquam.”
Nor by me e'er shall you,

You, of all names the fweeteft and the best,
You, Mufes, books, and liberty, and rest;
You, gardens, fields, and woods, forfaken be,
As long as life itself forfakes not me.

But this is a very pretty ejaculation; because I have concluded all the other chapters with a copy of verses, I will maintain the humour to the laft.

MARTIAL, Lib. X. Epigr. xlvii.

* Vitam quæ faciunt beatiorem," &c.
SINCE, dearest friend, 'tis your defire to fee
A true receipt of happiness from me;
These are the chief ingredients, if not all:
Take an estate neither too great or small,
Which quantum fufficit the doctors call:
Let this eftate from parents' care defcend;
The getting it too much of life does spend :
Take fuch a ground, whofe gratitude may be
A fair encouragement for induftry.

Let conftant fires the winter's fury tame;

And let thy kitchen's be a veftal flame.


Thee to the town let never fuit at law,
And rarely, very rarely, bufinefs, draw.
Thy active mind in equal temper keep,
In undisturbed peace, yet not in fleep.
Let exercife a vigorous health maintain,
Without which all the compofition 's vain.
In the fame weight prudence and innocence take,
Ana of each does the juft mixture make.
But a few friendships wear, and let them be
By nature and by fortune fit for thee.
Instead of art and luxury in food,

Let mirth and freedom make thy table good.
If any cares into thy day-time creep,
At night, without wine's opium, let them fleep.
Let rett, which nature does to darknefs wed,
And not luft, recommend to thee thy bed.
Be fatisfied and pleas'd with what thou art,
A&t chearfully and well th' allotted part;

Enjoy the prefent hour, be thankful for the past,
And neither fear, nor with, th' approaches of the last..

MARTIAL, Lib. X. Epigr. xcvi..

"Sæpe loquar nimiùm gentes," &c.

ME, who have liv'd fo long among the great,, You wonder to hear talk of a retreat

And a retreat fo diftant, as may fhow

No thoughts of a return, when once I go.




Give me a country, how remote foe'er,
Where happiness a moderate rate does bear,
Where poverty itself in plenty flows,

And all the folid ufe of riches knows.

The ground about the house maintains it, there;
The house mantains the ground about it, here :
Here even hunger's dear; and a full board
Devours the vital fubftance of the lord.
The land itself does there the feaft bestow,
The land itself must here to market go.

Three or four fuits one winter here does waste,
One fuit does there three or four winters laft.
Here every frugal man must oft be cold,
. And little luke-warm fires are to you fold.
There fire's an element, as cheap and free,
Almoft, as any of the other three.

Stay you then here, and live among the great,
Attend their sports, and at their tables eat.
When all the bounties here of men you score,
The place's bounty there fhall give me more.



"Hic, o viator, fub laré parvulo
"Couleius hic eft conditus, hic jacet;

"Defunctis humani laboris

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"Sorte, fupervacuâque vitâ.

"Non indecorâ pauperie nitens,
"Et non inerti nobilis otio,
"Vanóque dilectis popello

"Divitiis animofus hoftis.

"Poffis ut illum dicere mortuum ;
"En terra jam nunc quantula fufficit!
"Exempta fit curis, viator,

"Terra fit illa levis, precare.

"Hic fparge flores, fparge breves rofas
"Nam vita gaudet mortua floribus

"Herbifque odoratis corona

"Vatis adhuc cinerem calentem."

* See a tranflation of this Epitaph among the poems
of Mr. Addison.

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HAT the philofophical college be fituated within one, two, or (at fartheft) three miles of London; and, if it be poffible to find that convenience, upon the fide of the river, or very near it.

That the revenue of this college amount to four thoutard pounds a year.

* Ingenious men delight in dreams of reformation. -In comparing this Propofition of Cowley, with that of Milton, addrefied to Mr. Hartlib, we find that these great poets had amused themfelves with fome exalted, and, in the main, congenial fancies, on the subject of education: that, of the two plans propofed, this of Mr. Cowley was better digested, and is the less fanciful; if a preference, in this refpect, can be given to either, when both are manifeftly Utopian: and that our universities, in their prefent form, are well enough calculated to answer all the reasonable ends of fuch inftitutions; provided we allow for the unavoidable defects of them, when drawn out into practice. H.

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