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And (6) great Nafsau to Kneller's hand decrçed If true, a (6) woful likeness; and if lies,
To fix him graceful on the bounding iteed; “ Praise undeserv'd is scandal in difguise :"
So well in paint and tone they judg'd of merit : Well may he (p) blush, who gives it, or receives;
But kings in wit may want discerning spirit. And when I flatter, let my dirty leaves
The hero William, and the martyr Charles, (Like journals, odes, and such forgotten things
One knighted Blackmore, and one pension'd As Eusden, Philips, settle, writ of kings)

(9) Clothe spice, like trunks, or fluttering in a row, Which made old Ben and surly Dennis swear, Befringe the rails of Bedlani and Soho. “ No-lord's anointed, but a (c) Russian beac."

Not with such (d) majesty, such bold relief, The fornis august, of king, or conquering chief,

In () pejus vultu proponi cereus usquam, T'er swellid on marble; as in verse have thin'd Nec


factis decorari versibus opto : (in polith'd verse) the manners and the mind.

Ne (P) rubcam pingui donatus munere, et una Oh I could I mount on the Mæonian wing, Cum scriptore meo capsa porrectus aperta, Your (e) arms, your actions, your repose to fing; (2) Deferar in vicum vendentem thus et odores, What (f) feas you travers'd, and what fields you

Et piper, et quicquid chartis amicitur incptis. fought ! Your country's peace, how oft, how dearly bought! How (3) barbarous rage sublided at your word, And nations wonder'd while they dropp'd the

BOOK II. EPISTLE II. (word! How, when you nodded, o'er the land and deep,

Ludentis fpeciem dabit, et torquebitur. Hor. (6) Peace stole her wing, and wrapp'd the world in sleep;

Dear Col'nel, Cohham's and your country's Till earth's extremes your meditation own,

friend! And (i) Asia's tyrants tremble at your throne You love a verse, take such as I can send. But (á) verse, alas! your majesty disdains ; (6) A Frenchman comes, presents you with his And I'm not us'd to panegyric strains :

boy, The zeal of (1) fools offends at any time,

Bows, and begins-" This lad, Sir, is of Blois ; But most of all, the zcal of fools io rhyme. “ Observe his shape how clean: his locks how Belides, a fate attends on all I write,

“ curl'd! That when I aim at praise, they say (m) I bite. “ My only fon; I'd have him see the world: A vile (n) encomium doubly ridicules :

“ His French is púre; his voice too-you fall There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools.

“ hcar. “ Sir, he's your slave, for twenty pound a year.

“ Mere wax as yet, you fashion him with ease, Edicto vetuit, ne quis se praeter Apellem “ Your barber, cook, upholsterer, what you please : Pingeret, aut alius Lyfippo duceret aera

“ A perfect genius at an opera song Fortis (6) Alexandri vultum fimulantia. quod fi “ To fay too much, might do my honour wrong. Judicium subtile videndis artibus illud

“ Take him with all his virtues, on my word; Ad libros et ad haec Mufarum dona vocares;

" His whole ambition was to serve a lord: (c) Boeotum in crasso jurares aëre natum.

“ Buc, Sir to you, with what would I not pare? [At neque dedecorant tua de fe judicia, atque “ Though faith, I fear, 'twill break his mother's Munera quae multa dantis cum laude tulerunt, Dile Ai tibi Virgilius Variusque poetae;]

Nec magis exprefsi (d) vultis per ahenea figna,
Quam per vatis opus mores animique virorum

Clarorum apparent. nec sermones ego mallem
Repentes per humum, to) quam res componere FLORE, bono claroque fidelis amice Neroni,

(b) Si quis forte velit puerum tibi vendere fatum
Terrarumque (f) situs et flumina dicere, et arcés Tibure vel Gabiis, et tecum fic agat : “ Hic et
Montibus impolitas, et (8) barbara regna, tuisque “ Candidus, et calos a vertice pulcher ad imos,
Auspiciis totum (6) consecta duella per orbem, “ Fiet eritque tuus dummorum millibus octo;
Clauftraque (b) cuftodem pacis cohibentia Janum, “ Verna ministeriis ad nutus aptus heriler;
Et (i) formidatam Parthis, te principe, Romam : “ Litterulis Graecis imbutus, idoneus arti
Si quantum cuperem, poffem quoque. sed neque “ Cuilibet : argilla quidvis imitaberis uda :

Quin etiam canet indoctum, fed dulce bibenti. (4) Carmen majestas recipit tua ; nec meus audet « Multa fidem promissa levant, ubi plenius aequo Rem tentare pudor, quanı vires ferre recusent. “ Laudat venales, qui vult extrudere, merces. Sedolitas autem (1) ftulte, quem diligit, urget; " Res urget me nulla : meo sum pauper in aere. Praecipue cum fe pumeris commendat et arte. “ Nemo hoc mangonum faceret tibi : non temere Discit enim citius, memipitque libentius illud

" a me

{(fic Quod quis (m) deridet, quam quod probat et vene " Quivis ferret idem : semel hic ceffavit, et (ul

[G&o “ In fcalis lacuit metuens pendentis habenae : Nil moror (n) officium, quod me gravat: ac neque " Des nummos, excepta nihil te & fuga lacdit."

“ heart.


" Once (and but once) I caught him in a lie,


Besides, my father taught me from a lad, " Aud then, unwhipp'd, he had the grace to cry: The better art to know the good from bad : " The fault he has I fairly shall reveal,

(And little fure imported to remove, " (Could you c'erlook but that) it is, to steal.” To hunt for truth in Maudliv's learned grovc.)

(6) lf, after this, you took the graceful lad, But knottier points, we knew not half so well, Could you complain,my friend, he prov'd so bad ? Depriv'd us soon of our paternal cell; Faith, in such case, if you should prosecute, And certain laws, by sufferers thought unjust, I think Sir Godfrey should decide the suit : Deny'd all posts of profit or of trust : Who sent the thief that stole the cash, away, Hopes after hopes of pious Papifts fail'd, (vaild. And punish'd him that put it in his way.

While mighty William's thundering arm pres (d) Consider then, and judge me in this light; Por right hereditary tax'd and fin'd, I told you when I went, I could not write; He stuck to poverty with peace of mind; You said the fame; and are you discontent And me, the rules help'd to undergo it; With laws, to which you gave your own assent? Convict a Papist he, and I a poet. Nay worse, to ask for verse at such a time : But (thanks to Homer) hence I live and thrive, D'ye think me good for nothing but to rhyme ? Indebted to no prince or peer alive,

(-) In Anna's wars, a soldier poor and old Sure I should want the care of ten Monroes, Had dearly earn'd a little purse of gold :

If I would scribble, rather than repose. lir'd with a tedious march, one luckless night, (3) Years following years, teal something He slept, poor dog' and loft it, to a doit,

every day, This put the man in such a desperate mind, At last they steal us from ourselves away; Between revenge, and grief, and hunger join'd, In one our frolics, one amusements end, Againit the foc, himself, and all mankind, In one a mistress drops, in one a friend : He leap'd the trenches, scald a calle.wall, This subtle thief of life, this paltry time, Tore down a standard, took the fort and-all. What will it leave me, if it snatch my rhyme ? "Frodigious well!" bis great commander cry'd, If every wheel of that unweary'd mill, Gave him much praise, and some reward beside. That turn'd ten thousand verses, now stands till? Next, pleas'd his excellence a town to batter (6) But after all, what would you have me do? (lto name I know not, and 'tis no great matter); When out of twenty I can please not two; "Go on, my friend, (he cry'd) see yonder walls ! When this heroics only deigns to praisa, • Advance and conquer : go where glory calls ! Sharp satire that, and that Pindaric lays ? "More honours, more rewards, attend the brave." One likes the pheasant's wing, and one the leg; Don't you renie mber what reply he gave ? The vulgar boil, the learned roast an egg. * D'ye think me, noble general, such a lot ? Hard talk ! to hit the palate of such guests, ** Let hinı take castles who has ne'er a groat." When Oldfield loves what Dartineuf detests. Bred up at home, full early I begun

(1) But graut I may relapse, for want of grace, To read in Greek the wrath of Peleus' fon. Again to rhyme: can London be the place ?

(-) ille ferat pretium, poenae securus, opinor, Iratus Graiis quantum nocuisset Achilles, Prudens emisti vitiofum : dica tibi eft lex. Adjecere bonae paulo plus artis Athenae : Insequeris tamen hunc, et lite moraris iniqua. Scilicet ut pofíem curvo dignofcere re&um,

(d) Dixi me pigrum proficiscenti tibi, dixi Atque inter fylvas academi quaerere verum. Talibus officiis prope mancum; ne mea faevus

Dura sed emovere loco me tempora grato;
Jurgares ad te quod epiftola nulla veniret. Civilisque rudem belli tulit aefus in arma,
Quid tum profeci, mecum facientia jura

Caesaris Augufti non responfura lacertis.
Si tamen attentas? quereris super hoc etiam, quod Unde fimul primum me demisere Philippi,
Expe&tata tibi non mittam carmina mendax. Deciâs humilem pennis, inopemque paterni
( Luculli miles collecta viatica multis

Et laris et fundi, paupertas impulit audax
Aerumnis, lafsus dum noctu ftercit, ad affem

Ut versus facerem : fed, quod non defit, habentem, Perdiderat : poft hoc vehemens lupus, et sibi et Quae poterunt unquam fatis expurgare cicutae, hofti

Ni melius dormire putem, quam fcribere versus! Iratus pariter, jejunis dentibus acer,

(g) Singula de nobis anni praedantur euntes; Praefidium regale loco dejecit, ut aiunt,

Eripuere jocos, venerem, convivia, ludum; Summe munito, et multarum divite rerum. Tendunt extorquere poemata. quid faciam vis? Clarus ob id factum, donis ornatur honeftis,

(6) Denique non omnes eadem mirantur amansAccipit et bis dena super sefertia nummim.

que. Forte sub hoc tempus caftellum evertere praetor

Carmine tu gaudes : hic dele&atur iambis ; Nefcio quod cupiens, hortari coepit eundem (tem: Ille Biuneis fermonibus, et fale nigro. Verbis, quae timido quoque poffent addere men Tres mihi convivae prope dissentire videntur, 1, bone, quo virtus tua te vocat : i pede fausto, Poscentes vario multum diversa palato. (alter: Grandia laturus meritorum praemia : quid ftas ? Quid dem ? quid non dem? renuis quod tu, jubet Poft haec ille catus, quantumvis rusticus, “ Ibit, Quod petis, id sane est invisum acidumque duobus. * Ibit co, quo vis, qui zonam perdidit, inquit.” (i) Praeter caetera me Romae de poemata cen. W) Romae puuisi mihi contigit atque docesi,


Who there his muse, or sell, or soul attends, And here, while town, and court, and city rout; la crowds, and courts, law, business, fcalts, and With mobs, and durrs, and soldiers, at their doors, friends?

Shall I, in London, aể chis idle part? My counsel sends to execute a deed : .

Composing songs, for foots to get by heart? A poet begs me I will hear him read :

(m) The temple late two brother sergeants far, In Palace-yard at nine you'll find me there Who decm'd each other oracles of law! At ten, for certain, Sir, in Bloomsbury-square With equal talents, these congenial souls, Before the Lords at twelve my cause comes on One luli'd th’ Exchequer, and one ftunu'd the There's a rehearsal, Sir, exact at one

rolls ;« Oh but a wit can fudy in the Itreets,

Each had a gravity would make you split, « And raise his mind above the mob he meets." And thook his head at Murray, as a wit. Not quite so well however as one ought; 'Twas, “ Sir, your law"--and “Sir, your elo. A hackney-coach may chance to spoil a thought ;

“ quence,"

(sense." And then a nodding beam, or pig of lead,

“ Yours, Cowper's manaer-and yours, Talbot's God knows, may hurt the very ablest head.

(n) Thus we dispose of all poetic merit, Have you not seen, at Guildhall's narrow pass, Yours Milton's genius, and nrine Homer's fuirit. Two Aldermen dispute it with an afs?

Call Tibbald Shakefpeare, and he'll fwear the And peers give way, exalted as they are,

Nine, Ev'n to their own l-s-v-ace in a car?

Dear Cibber! never match'd one ode of thine. (6) Go, lufty poet and in such a crowd, Lord! how we strut through Merlin's cave, to fet Sing thy sonorous verse--but not aloud.

No pocts there, but Stephen, you, and me, Alas! to grottoes and to groves we run,

Walk with respect behind, while we at cafe. To ease and filence, every muse's son:

Weave laurel crowns, and take what names we Blackmore himself, for any grand effort,

please. Would drink and doze at Tooting or Earl's Court. My dear Tibullus !" if that will not do, How shall I rhyme in this eternal roar?

“ Let me be Horace, and be Ovid you ! How match the bards whomnon e e'er match'd “ Or, I'm contene, allow me Dryden's ftrains, before?

" And you shall rise up Otway for your pains." () The man, who, stretch'd in Ilis' calm re Much do I suffer, much to keep in peace treat,

This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race; To books and study gives seven years complete, And much must flatter, if the whim should bitc See, ftrow'd with learned dust, his nightcap on, To court applause by printing what I write : He walks, an object new beneath the sun! But let the fit pass o'er, l’n wise enough The boys flock round him, and the people stare : To fop my ears to their confounded fluff. So stiff, so mute! some ftatue you would swear, (6) lo vain, bad rhymers all mankind rejed, Stepp'd from its pedestal to take the air! They treat themselves with most profound respec;

'Tis to small purpofe that you hold your tongue, Each prais'd within, is happy all day long :

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Scribere poffe, inter tot curas totque labores ? Hic Sponsum vocat, hic auditum scripta, relidis (m) Frater erat Romae consulti rhetor; ut aler Omnibus officiis : cubat hic in colle Quirini, Alterius sermone meros audiret hunores : Hic extremo in Aventino; visendus uterque. Gracchus ut hic illi foret, huic ue Mucius ille. Intervalla vides humane commoda. “ Verum Quî minus argutos vexat furor iste poetas? “ Purae sunt platea, nihil út meditantibus ob- (n) Carmina compono, hic elegos; mirabile viso, itet."

Caelatumque novem Mufis opus. afriče primum, Festinat calidus mulis gerulisque redemtor : Quanto cum fallu, quanto molimine circumTorquet nunc lapidem, nunc ingens machina tig- fpe&tcmus vacuam Romanis vacibus aedemus num:

Mox etiam (fi forte vacas) fequere, et procul audi, Tristia robustis luctantur funera plauftris: Quid ferat, et quare fibi nec ac uterque coronam. Hac rabiosa fugit canis, hac luculenta ruit Sus. Caedimar, et totidem plagis consumitus hoitem, (b) I nunc, et versus tecum meditare canoros. Lento Samnites ad lumina prima duello. Scriptorum chorus omnis amat nemus, et sugit Discedo Alcacus puncto illius; ille meo quis ? urbes,

Quis, nisi Callimachus ? fi plus adposcere visus: Rite cliens bacchi, fomno gaudentis et umbra. Fit Mimnermus, et optivo cognomine crefcit. Tu me inter ftrepitus no&urnos atque diurnos Multa fero, ut placem genus irritabile vatum, Vis canere, et contracta sequi vestigia vatum ? Cum feribo, et supplex populi fuffragia capto : (1) Ingenium, fibi quod vacuas defumat Aihe- Idem, finitis ftudiis, et mente recepta, nas,

Obturem patulas impune legentibus aures. Et studiis annos septem dedit, insenuirque

(6) Ridentur mala qui componunt carmina : Libris et curis, statua taciturnius exit Plerumque, et tisu populum quatit; hic ego re Gaudet scribentes, et le venerantur, et ultro,

Si taceas, laudant; quicquid fcripsere, bcati. Fludibus in mediis, et tempestatibus urbis, At qui legitimum cupiet feciffe poema, Vorba lyrac motura fobum conaccterc digner ? Cum tabulis animum censoris funct honeki:“



But how feverely with themselves proceed

(r) Well, on the whole, plain profe must be my The men, who write such verse as we can read?

fate :
Their own stri& judges, not a word they fpare, Wisdom (curse on it) will come foon or late.
That wants or force, or light, or weight, or care, There is a time when poets will grow dull :
Howe'er unwillingly it quits its place,

I'll e'en leave verles to the boys at school :
Nay though at Court (perhaps) it may find grace: To rules of poetry no more confin'd,
Such they'll degrades and lometimes, in its tead, I'll learn to smooth and harmonise my mind,
(P) In downright charity revive the dead; Teach every thought within its bounds to roll,
Mark where a bold, expresive phrase appears, And keep the equal measure of the foul.
Bright through the rubbill of love hundred years; (s) Soon as I enter at my country door,
Command old words that long have flept, to wake, My mind resumes the thread it dropp'd before;
Words, that wife Bacon, or brave Raleigh spake; Thoughts which at Hyde-park corner I forgot,
Or bid the new be English, ages hence,

Meet and rejoin me, in the pensive grot. (For use will facher what's begot by sense)

There all alone, and compliments apart, Pour the full side of eloquence along,

I ask these fober questions of my heart. (crave, Serenely pure, and yet divinely frong,

(1) If, when the more you drink, the more you Rich with the trcasures of cach foreign congue! You tell the doctor; when the more you have, Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine,

The more you want, why not with equal cafe But show no mercy to an empty line :

Confess as well your folly, as disease? Then polith all, with so much life and ease, The heart resolves this matter in a trice, You think 'tis nature, and a knack to please : “ Men only feel the smart, but not the vice." * But ease in writing flows from art, not chance; (s) When golden angels cease to cure the evile " Asthole move easiest who have learn'd to dance." Yon give all royal witchcraft to the devil :

(9) Hluch the plague and pains to write by rule, When servile chaplains cry, that birth and place
Better (say 1) be ipleas'd, and play the fool; Indue a peer with honour, truth, and grace;
Call, if you will, bad rhyming a disease,

Look in that breast, most dirty Dean! be fair,
It gives men happiness, or leaves them ease. Say, can you find out one such lodger there?
There liv'd in primo Georgii (they record) Yet Nill, not heeding what your heart can teach,
A worthy member, no small fool, a lord;

You go to church to hear these tiatterers preach.
Who, though the house was up, delighted late, Indeed, could wealth beflow or wit or merit,
Heard, noted, answer'd, as in full debate;

A grain of courage, or a spark of fpirit, la all but this, a man of Saber life,

The wiselt man might bluth, I must agree, Fond of his friend, and civil to his wife;

HD*** lov'd fixpence, more than kc. Not quite a madman, though a pasty sell;

(v) If there be truth in law, and use can give And much too wise to walk into a well.

A property, that's yours on which you live.
Him, the damn'd. doctors and his friends immur'd,
They bled, they cupp'd, they purg'd; in fhost,

they cur'd:
Whereat the gentleman began to starem

More; bonus sane vicinus, amabilis hofpes, My friends! he cry'd,p-x take you for your care!

Comis, in uxorem ? posset qui ignofcere servis, That from a patriot of distinguish'd note,

Et signo laeso non infanire lagenae :
Hive bled and purgid-me to a simple yote.

Poffet qui rupem, et puteum vitare patentem.
Hic ubi cognatorum opibus curisque resectus,
Expulit elleboro morbum bilemqite mèraco,

Ec redit ad fefe : Pol me occidittis, amici,
Audebit quaecụnque parum fplendoris habebunt, Non servaitis, ait ; cui fic extorta voluptas,
E: fine pondere erunt, et honorc indigna serentur, Et dempeus per vim mentis gratissimus error.
Verba movere loco ;-quamvis in vita recedant, (r) Nimirum fapere est abje&tis 'utile nugis,
Er versentur adhuc intra penetralia Vestae : Et tempestivum pucris concedere ludum ;
(1) Obscurata diu populo bonus eruet, atque (s; Ac non verba fequi fidibus modulanda Latinis
Proferet in lucem speciosa vocabula rerum, Şed verae numerosque modofque ediscere vitac.
Quae priscis memorata Catonibus atque Cethegis, Quocirca mecum loquor haec, iacitufque recordos :
Plunc litus informis premit et deserta vetuftas; (0) Si tibi nulla fitim finiret copia lymphae,
Adsciscet nora, quae genitor produxerit usus : Narrares medicis : quod quanto plura parasti,
Vehemens et liquidus, pucoque fimillimus amni, Tanto plura cupis, nulline faterier audes ?
Fundet opes, Latiumque beabit divite lingua : (u) Si vulnus tibi monftrata radice vel herba
Luxuriancia compescet : nimis aspera sano Non fieret levius, fugeres radice vel herba
Levabit cultu, virtute carentia tollet :

Proficiente nihil curarier : audieras, cui
Laudentis fpeciem dabit, torquebitur, ut qui

Rem Dî donarint, ille decedere pravam
Nunc Satyrum, punc agreftem Cyclopa movetur. Scultitiam; et, cum fis nihilo fapientior, ex que
(7). Praetulerim scriptor delirus ipersque videri, Plenior es, tamen uteris monitoribus ísdein?
Dum mea dele&ent mala me, vel deniquc fallant, Ac fi divitiae prudentem reddere poffent,
Quam fapere, et ringi. Fuit haud ignobilis argis, Si cupidum timidumque minus te : nempe rubercun
Qui le credebat miros audire tragoedos,

Viveret in terris, te li quis avarior uno.
lo vacuo lactus feffor, plausorque theatro : (v) Si, proprium est, quod quis libra mercatus et
Cactera qui vitae ses varet munia secto

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Delightful Abs-court, if its Belds afford

There are who have not-and thank heaven there Their fruits to you, confefses you its lord :

are, All( a) Worldly's hens, nay, partridge, sold to town, who, if they have not, think not worth their care. His venison too, a guinea makes your own: (6) Talk what you will of taste, my friend, He bought at thousands, what with better wit

you'll find You purchase as you want, and bit by bit ;

Two of a face, as soon as of a mind.
Now, or long since, what difference will be found? | Why, of two brothers, rich and restless one
You pay a penny, and he paid a pound.

Ploughs, burvs, manures, and toils from sun to fun; (y) Heathcote himself, and such large-acred men, The other flights, for women, sports, and wines, Lords of fat E’lham, or of Lincoln-fen,

All Townshend's turnips, andall Grosvenor's mince Buy every fick of wood that lends them heat; Why one like Bu— with pay and scorn content, Buy every pullet they afford to eat.

Bows and votes on, in court and parliament; Yet these are wights, who fondly call their own One, driven by Itrong benevolence of foul, Half chat the devil o'erlooks from Lincoln-town. Shall fiy, like Oglethorpe, from pole to pole : The laws of God, as well as of the land,

is known alone to that Dire&ting Power, Abhor a perpetuity Thould stand :

Who forms the genius in the natal hour; Estates have wings, and hang in fortune's power That God of Nature, who, within us ftill, (2) Loose on the point of every wavering hour, Inclines our action, not constrains our will; Ready, by force, or of your own accord,

Various of temper, as of face or frame, By sale, at lead by death, to change their lord. Each individual; his great end the fame. Man and for ever? wretch ! what would chou () Yes, Sir, how small foever be my heap, have?

A part I will enjoy, as well as keep. Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave. My heir may figh, and think it want of grace All vast possessions (just the same the case A man so poor would live without a place : Whether you cali them villa, park, or chase) But sure no statute in his favour says, Alas, my Bathurit! what will they avail? How frec, or frugal, I !hall pass my days : Join Cotswood's hills to Saperton's fair dale, I, who at some times spend, at others spare, Let rising granaries and temples here,

Divided between carelessness and care. There mingled farms and pyramids appear, 'Tis one thing madly to disperse my store; Link towns to towns with avenues of oak, Another, not to heed to treasure more : Enclose whole downs in walls, 'tis all a joke! Glad, like a buy, to snatch the firit good day, Inexorable Death shall level all,

And pleas'd, if fordid want be far away. And trees, and stones, and farins, and farmer fall. (f) What is 'e to me (a passenger God wot)

(a) Gold, siiver, ivory, vases sculptur'd high, Whether my vessel be first-rate or not? Paint, marble, gems, and robes of Persian dye, The ship itself may make a better figure;

But I chat fail, am neither less nor bigger :
I neither Irut with every favouring breath,

Nor strive with all the tempelt in my teeth.
Quaedam (fi credis consultis) mancipat usus : In power, wit, figure, virtue, fortune, plac'd
Qui te pascit ager, tuus eft ; et villicus Orbi, Behind the foremost, and before the last.
Cum segetes occat tibi mox frumenta daturus,
Te dominum fentit.

(x) das nummos; accipis uvam, Pullos, ova, cadum, temeti : nempe modo isto (6) Cur alter fratrum cessare, et ludere, et ungi Paulatim mercaris agrum, fortasse trecentis, Praeferat Herodis palmetis pinguibus; alter Aut ctiam supra, nummorum millibus emtum. Dives et importunus, ad umbram lucis ab ortu Quid refert, vivas numerato nuper, an olim? Silvestrem Aanmis et ferro mitiget agrum :

(y) Emtor Aricini quondam, Veientis et arvi, Scit Genius, natale comes qui temperat aftrum : Emtum coenat olus, quamvis aliter putat; emitis Naturae Deus bumane, mortalis in unum Sub noctem gelidam lignis calefactat ahenum. Quodque caput, vulta mutabilis, albus, et ater. Sed vocat usque suum, qua populus ad fita certis () Utar, et ex modico, quantum res poícet, Limitibus dicina refigit jurgia : tanquam (z) Sit proprium cuiquam, puncto quod mobilis Tollam : nec metuam, quid de me judicet haeres, horae,

(prema, Quod non plura datis invenerit. et tamen idem Nunc prece, nunc pretio, nunc vi, nunc sorte su- Scire volam, quantum fimplex hilarisque nepoti Permutet dominos, et cedat in altera jura. Discrepet, et quantum difcordet parcus avaro. Sic, quia perpetuus nulli dacur usus, et haeres

Distat enim, spargas tua prodigus, an neque fum. Hacredem alterius, velut unda supervenit undam: Quid vici prosunt, aut horrea ? quidve Calabris Invitus facias, nec plura parare labores; Saltibus adjecti Lucani; li merit Orcus

Ac potius, puer ut feftis Quinquatribus olim, Grandia cum parvis, non exorabilis auro?

Exiguo gratoque fruaris tempore raptim. (utrum (a) Gemmas, marmor, ebur, Tyrrhena figilla, (f) Pauperics immunda dona ûs procul ablie: egs, tabellas,

Nave ferar magna an parva, ferar unus et idem. Argentum, veltes Gaetulo murice tindas, *Non agimur'umidis velis Aquilone fecundo : Sunc qui non habeant; eft qui non curat habores Non tamen advertis actatem ducimus Auftris



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