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CCA S I O N E D
By reading a Maxim in Rochefoucault.
Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis, nous trouvons
quelque chose, qui ne nous deplaist pas. In the ADVERSITY of our Best FRIENDS, we find
something that doth not displease us.
WRITTEN in the YEAR M DCC XXXI.
Printed in the Year MDCCLII.
S Rochefoucault his Maxims drew
This Maxim more than all the rest Is thought too bafe for human Breast; « In all Diftreffes of our Friends « We first consult our private Ends, “ While Nature kindly bent to ease us, “ Points out fome Circumstance to please us." VOL. VIII.
If this, perhaps, your Patience move, Let Reason and Experience prove.
We all behold with envious Eyes,
Friend as well as you,
If, in a Battle you should find, One, whom
love of all Mankind,
Dear honest Ned is in the Gout,
What Poet would not grieve to see His Brethren write as well as he?