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And 'twas a Folly to contest ;
Then since you have now done

HORACE, LIB. II. Sat. VI. Imitated. 53
But you resolv'd to have your Jest,

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your worst, me where you found me first.

Pray leave

HORACE, Lib. II. Sat. VI.

Part of it imitated.

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Often wilh'd, that I had clear

For Life, fix hundred Pounds a Year,
A handsome House to lodge a Friend,
A Rivet at my Garden's End,
A Terras Walk, and half a Rood
Of Land set out to plant a Wood.

Well, now I have all this, and more, I ak not to increase my Store,

136. Quod te per Genium dextramque Deofque Penates

Obfecro, & obteftor ; vite me redde priori.

1. Hoc erat in votis : modus agri non ita magnus,

Hortus ubi, & tecto vicinus jugis aquæ fons.
Et paulum filvæ super his foret.

Auétius atque 7:

Di melius fecere.

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But shou'd be perfectly content,
Cou'd I but live on this Side Trent ;
Nor cross the Channel twice a Year,
To spend fix Months with Statesmen here.

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I must by all Means come to Town,
'Tis for the Service of the Crown.
" Lewis; the Dean will be of Use,
- Send for him

up, take no Excuse.
The Toil, the Danger of the Seas ;
Great Ministers ne'er think of these ;
Or let it cost Five hundred Pound,
No Matter where the Money's found ;
It is but so much more in Debt,
And that they ne'er consider'd yet.

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« Good Mr. Dean go change your Gown, ---Let

my

Lord know you're come to Town.
I hurry me in Haste away,
Not thinking it is Levee-Day ;
And find his Honour in a Pound,
Hemm'd by a triple Circle round,
Chequer'd with Ribbons blue and green ;
How should I thruft myself between ?

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17. Sive aquilo radit terras, seu bruma nivalem

Interiore diem gyro trabit, ire necesse est

Some

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Some Wag observes me thus perplext,
And smiling, whispers to the next,
I thought the D--r had been to proud,
To juitle here among a Croud.”
Another in a surly Fit,
Tells me I have more Zeal than Wit,
“ So eager to express your Love,
" You ne'er consider whom

you

shove, " But rudely press before a Duke. I own, I'm pleas'd with this Rebuke, And take it kindly meant to Show What I desire the World Thould know.

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I get a Whisper, and withdraw When twenty Fools I never faw Come with Petitions fairly penn'd, Desiring I wou'd stand their friend.

This, humbly offers me his Case
That, begs my Int'rest for a Place
A hundred other Men's Affairs
Like Bees are humming in my Ears.

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35. Quid vis insane, & quas res agis? improbus urget,

Iratis precibus, tu pulfes omne quod obftat,
Ad Mecenatem memori si mente recurras.

Hoc juvat, & melli eft, non mentiar. 44.

Aliena negotia centum,
Per caput, & circa faliunt latus.

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• To morrow my Appeal comes on,
“ Without your Help the Cause is gone
The Duke expects my Lord and you,
About some great Affair, át Two-
« Put my Lord Bolingbroke in Mind,
“ To get my Warrant quickly fign'd :
“ Consider 'tis my first Request.
Be fatisfy'd, I'll do my best :
Then presently he falls to teize,

You may for certain, if you please ; “ I doubt not, if his Lordship knew And Mr. Dean, one Word from

you

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'Tis (let me fee) three Years and more, (QEtober next it will be four) Since Harley bid me first attend, And chose me for an humble Friend; Wou'd take me in his Coach to chat, And question me of this and that As, “ What's a-Clock ?” And, “How's the Wind ? " Whose Chariot's that we left behind ?

70 Or gravely try to read the Lines Writ underneath the Country Signs ;

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60. și vis; potes, addit & inftat.
63. Septimus octavo proprior jam fugerit annus,

Ex quo Mecenas me cæpit habere suorum
In numero ; duntaxat ad hoc, quem tollere rhedà
Vellet iter faciens, & cui concredere nugas.

Or,

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Or, Have you nothing new to Day
From Pope, from Parnei, or from Gay ?
Such Tattle often entertains
My Lord and me as far as Stains,
As once a week we travel down
To Windsor, and again to Town,
Where all that passes, inter nos,
Might be proclaim'd at Charing Cross.

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Yer some I know with Envy swell, Because they see me us'd so well: How think you of our Friend the Dean? “ I wonder what some people mean ;

My Lord and he are grown fo great, or Always cogether, tête à tête, " What, they adınire him for his Jokes « See but the Fortune of fome Folks ! There Aies about a strange Report Of some Express arriv'd at Court, I'm stopp'd by all the Fools I meet, And catechis’d in ev'ry Street. “ You, Mr. Dean, frequent the great ;

Inform us, will the Emp'ror treat ?

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81. Subjectior in diem & horam,

Invidia. 89. Frigidus à Roftris manat per compita rumor ;

Quicunque obvius eji, me confulit.

Or,

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