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i nct so pleas'd, at (o) council board rejoice, Add one round hundred, and (if that's not fair) To see their judgments hang npon thy voice; Add fifty more, and bring it to a square. From () morn to nighe, at senate, rolls, and hall, For, mark th' advantage; just so many score, Piead much, read more, dioe late, or not at all. Will gain a (6) wife with half as many more, Bar wherefore all this labour, all this ftrise ? Procure her beauty, make that beauty chaste, for ig) fame, for riches, for a noble wife? (fpir'd And then such (c) friends--as cannot fail to la.

all () one whom nature, learning, birth con A (d) man of wealth is dubb'd a man of worth, To form, not to admire, but be admir'd,

Venus shall give him form, and Anstis birth. Sigh, while his Chloe blind to wit and worth (Believe me, many a (c) Germian prince is worse, Weds the rich dulness of some son of earth? Who, proud of pedigree, is poor of purse) Yet (v) time endobles, or degrades each line ; His wealth brave (f) Timon gloriously confounds; kz brightend Craggs's, and may darken thine : Alk'd for a groat, he gives a hundred pounds; And what is fame? the meanest have their day, Or if three ladies like a luckless play, The greatest can but blaze, and pass away. Takes the whole house upon the poet's day. Grac'd as thou art, (:) with all the power of words, 8) Now, in such exigencies not to need, So known, so honour'd, at the House of Lords : Upon my word, you must be rich indeed; Confpicuous scene! another yet is nigh,

A noble fuperfuity it craves, (More filent far) where kings and poets lie ; Not for yourself, but for your fools and knaves; (w) Where Murray (long enough his country's Something, which for your honour they may cheat, pride)

And which it much becomes you to forget. Shall be no more than Tully, or than Hyde ! (6) If wealth alone then make and keep us blest, (6) Rack’d with sciatics, martyr'd with the Still, Nill be getting, never, never reit, ftone,

(i) But if to power and place your passion lie, Will any mortal let himself alone ?

If in the pomp of life confilt the joy ; See Ward by batter'd beaux invited over, Then (2) hire a flave, or (if you will) a lord, Add desperate misery lays hold on Dover, To do the honours, and to give the word; The case is eafier in the mind's disease ;

Tell at your levee, as the crowds approach, There all men may be cur'd, whene'er they please. To whom (1) to nod, whom take into your coach, Would ye be (a) bletti despise low joys, low Whom honour with your hand : to make remarks, Didzin whatever Cornbury disdains; (gains; Who (m) rules in Cornwall, or who rules in k virtuous, and be happy for your pains.

Berks: () But art thou one whom new opinions sway, “ This may be troublesome, is near the chair : One who believes as Tindal leads the way, " That makes three members, this can choose a Who virtue and a church alike disowns,

mayor." Thinks that but words, and this but brick and Instructed thus, you bow, embrace, protest, 2 fones?

Adopt him, (n) sun, or cousin at the lealt, Fly (2) then, on all the wings of wild desire, Then turn about, and (c) laugh at your own jest. Admire whale'er the maddest can admire : ls weakh thy pallion ? Hence! from pole to pole, Where winds can carry, or where waves can roll, For Indian spices, for Peruvian gold,

Tertia succedant, et quae pars quadret acervum. Prevent the greedy, or outbid the bold :

Scilicet (6) uxorem cum dote, fidemque, et (c) 2 (3) Advance thy golden mountain to the skies;

micos, On the broad base of fifty thousand rise,

Et genus, et formam, regina (2) Pecunia donat;
Ac bene nummatum decorat Suadela, Venusque.

Mancipiis locuples, eget aeris (e) Capadocum Rex: Gaude, quod spectant oculi te (0) mille loquentem: Ne fueris hic tu. (f) chlamydes Lucullus, ut aiunt, Gaavu (p) mane forum, et vespertinus pete tec

Si poflet centum scenae praebere rogatus,

Qui poffum tot ? ait : tamen et quaeram, et quot (Ne plus frumenti dotalibus emetat agris

habcbo Mutus et (indignum ; quod fit pejoribus ortus)

Mittant: poft paulo fcribit, abi millia quinque 2) Hic tibi fit potius, quam tu mirabilis illi. EfTe domi chlamydum : partem, vel tolleret omncs. Quicquid lub terra elt, in apricum proferet aetas (8) Exilis domus est,

ubi non et multa supersunt, Defo diet condetque nitencia. (t) cum bene noturn;

Et dominum fallunt, et prosunt furibus. (b) ergo, Puricus Agrippae, et via te conspexerit Appi ;

Si res sola poteft facere et servare beatum, Ire tamen relai, Numa (u) quo devenit et Ancus. Hoc primus repetas opus, hoc poftremus omittas. (s) Si latus aut renes morbo tentantur acuto,

(i) si fortunacum species et gratia praeftat, Quarefugam morbi. () vis rede vivere? quis non? (4) Mercemur fervum, qui didet nomina, laevum Si virtus hoc una poteft dare, fortis omislis Qui fodicet lacus, et (t,cogat trans pondera dextram Hocage deliciis.

Porrigere : (m) Hic multum in Fabia valet, ille (3) virtutem verba putes, et

Velina : lucum ligna? (2) cave ne portus occupet alter ; Cui libet, is fifces dabit ; eripietque curule, Nc Cibyratica, ne Bithyna negocia perdas : Cui volet, importunus ebur : (*) Frater, Pater, (3) Mille talenta rotunucntur, coridem altcra, por

adde : To es

Ut cuique et actas, ita quemque) facetus adopta

tum;

Or if your life be onc continued treat,

not only prohibited all but the test writer's to name Ji (P) to live well means nothing but to eat; him, but recommended that care even to the ciUp, up! cries Gluttony, 'tis break of day, vil magistrate : “ Admonebat praetores, ne patcGo drive the deer, and drag the finny prey; rentur nomen suum obsolefieri,” &c. The other, With hounds and horns go hunt an appetite that this piece was only a general discourse of poetSo (9) Rufiel did, but could not eat at night; ry; whereas it was an apology for the poets, in Caiid happy dog! the beggar at his door, order to render Auguftus more their patron. HoAnd envy'd thirst and hunger to the poor. race here pleads the cause of his contemporaries,

Or shall we (r) every decency confound; first against the taste of the town, whose humour Through taverns, ftews, and bagnios take our round; it was to magnify the authors of the preceding age; Go dine with Chartres, in each viec outdo, secondly, against the court and nobility, who en(s) K--I's lewd cargo, or Ty-y's crew; couraged only the writers for the theatre; and From Latian fyrens, French Circæan feasts, lastly, against the emperor himself, who had conReturo well travellid, and transform'd to beasts ; ceived them of little use to the government. He Or for a titled punk, or foreign flanie,

fhows by a view of the progrels of learning, and Renounce our (t) country, and degrade our name the change of talle among the Romans) that the

If, after all, we must with (w) Wilmot own, introduction of the polite arts of Greece had given The cordial drop of life is love alone,

the writers of his time great advantages over their And Swift cry wisely,“ Vive la Bagatelle !" predecessors; that their morals were much imThe man that loves and laughs, mult sure do well. proved, and the licence of those ancient poets re(v) Adieu_if this advice appear the worst, frained; that satire and comedy were become L'en take the counsel which I gave you first: more just and useful; that whatever extravagances Or better precepts, if you can impart,

were left on the stage, were owing to the ill taste Why do, I'll follow them with all my heart. of the nobility; that poets, under due regulations,

were, in many respects, useful to the state; and

concludes, that it was upon them the emperor himSi (p) bene qui coenat, bene vivit; lucet : eamus

self mult depend, for his fame with posterity. Quo ducit gula : piscemur, venentur, ut (g) olim

We may farther learn from this epiftle, that HoGargilius: qui mane plagas, vencbula, servos,

race made his court to this great prince, by writDiffertum tranfire forum populumque jubebat,

ing with a decent freedom towards him, with a Unus ut e multis populo fpectante referret

jult contempt of his low flatterers, and with a manEmtum mulus aprum. () crudi, tumidique la- | ly regard to his own character.

vemur, Quid deceat, quid non, obliti; Caerite cera

WHILE you, great patron of mankind : (a) suf

tain Digni; (s) remigium vitiofum Ithacenfis Ulyfiei; Cui potior (1) patria fuit interdicta voluptas.

The balanc'd world, and open all the main; (u) Si, Mimnermusuticenfet, fine amore jocisque

Your country, chief, in arms abroad detend; Nil est jucundum; vivas in amore jocisque.

At home, with morals, arts, and laws amend; (v) Vive, vale. si quid novisti re&ius iftis,

(6) How shall the muse, from such a monarch feal Candidus imperti : fi non, his utere mecum.

An hour, and not defraud the public weal?

(c) Edward and Henry, now the boat of fame, And virtuous Allied, a more (d) facred name, After a life of generous toils endur'd,

The Gaul lubdued, or property secur'd,
EPISTLE I.

Ambition humbled, mighty cities form’d,
Or laws establish'd, and the world reformid;
(c) Clos'd their long glories with a ligh, to find !

Th’unwilling gratitude of bale mankind!
Advertisement,
Tue reflections of Horace, and the judgments past
in his epiltle to Augaflus, seemed to Scaionable to

EPISTOLA 1. the preient tinies, that I could not help applying them to the use of my own country. The author thought them considerable enough to address them to his prince; whom he paints with all the great Cum tot (a) sustineas et tanta negotia folus, and good qualities of a monarch, upon whom the Res Italas armis cuteris, moribus ornes, Romans depended for the increase of an absolute Legibus emendes; in (b) publica commoda peccem, empire. But to make the poem entirely Englih, si longo fermone morir tua tempora, Caesar, I was willing to add one or two of those which

(c) Romulus, et liber pater, et cum Castore contribute to the happiness of a free people, and Pollux, are more consistent with the welfare of our neigh-Poft ingentia fa&a, (d) Deorum in templa recepti, bours. This epifle will fiow the learned world to have componunt, agros adfignant, oppida condunt;

Dum terras hominunique coluut genus, aspera bella fallen into have two miltakes; one, that Auguf- () Ploravere fuis non refpondere favorem tus was a patron of poets in general; whereas he Speratum meritis. diram qui contudit Hydram,

TO AUGUSTUS.

AD AUGUSTUM.

Alhuman virtue to its latest brcath,

Shall we, or shall we not, account him ro, Finds envy never conquer'd but hy death. Who dy'd, perhaps, an hundred years ago? The great Alcides, every labour past,

End all difpute ; and fix the year precile Had till this monster to subdue at last.

When British bards begin t' immortalize? (9) Sare fate of all, beneath whose rising ray, “ Who lasts a (r) century can have no flaw; Each ffar of meaner merit fades away!

“ I hold that wit a classic, good in law." Oppress'd we feel the beam directly beat,

Suppose he wants a year, will you compound? Those fans of glory please not till they set. And shall we deemt him(s) ancient, right and found,

To thee, the world its present homage pays, Or damn to all eternity at once,
The barveft early, (L) but mature the praise : At ninety-nine, a modern and a dunce ?
Great friend of liberty! in kings a name :

“ We shall not quarrel for a year or two; Above all Greek, above all Roman fame* : “ By (t) courtesy of England, he may do." Whose word is truth, as facred and rever'd,

Then, by the rule that made the (#) horse-tail (As heaven's own oracles from altars heard.

bare, Wonder of kings! like whom, to mortal eyes i pluck out year by year, as hair by hair, (None e'er has risen, and none e'er shall rise. And melt (v) down ancients like a heap of fnow : jaft in one instance, be it yet confest

While you, to measure merits, look in (a) Slowe, Your people, Sir, are partial in the rest :

And, estimating authors by the year, Fors to all living worth except your own, Beltow a garland only on a (y) bier. And advocates for folly dead and gore.

(2) Shakspeare (whom you and every playa Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old;

house bill I is the ruft we value, not the gold.

Style the divine, the matchless, what you will) (Chaucer's woist ribaldry is learn'd by rote, For gain, not glory, wing'd his roving flight, And beatly Skelton heads of houses quote: And grew immortal in his own despite. One likes no language but the Faery Queen; Ben, old and poor, as little seem'd io heed A Scot will fight for Christ's Kirk o' the Green; (a) The life to come, in every poet's creed. And each truc Briton is to Ben so civil,

Who now reads (6) Cowley ? if he pleases yet, () He swears the mufes met him at the Devil. His moral pleafes, not his pointed wit;

Though juftly () Greece her eldest son admires, Forgot his epic, nay Pindaric art, Why should not we be wiser than our fircs ? But Mill (6) I love the language of his heart. In every public virtue we excel;

“ Yet surely, (d) surely, these were famous men! We build, we plant, (o) we fing, we dance as well; " What boy but hears the saying of old Ben ? And () learned Athens to our art must stoop, “ In all (c) debates where critics bear a part, Could the behold us tumbling through a hoop. “ Not one but nods, and talks of Jonson's art,

lfiq, time improve our wits as well as wine, “ Of Shakspeare's nature, and of Cowley's wit; Say at what age a poet grows divine?

“ How Beaumont's judgment check'd what Fletch.

“ er writ; Notaque fatali portenta labore fubegit,

“ How Shadwell hasty, Wycherly was flow; Comperir (s) invidiam supremo fine domari, But, for the passions, Southerne fure and Rowc.

& Urit enim fulgore suo, qui praegravat artes líra fe pofitas : extin&tus amabitur idem.

() Praesenti tibi maturos largimur honores, Et vetus atque probus, () centum qui perficit
(6) Jurandalque tuum per numen ponimus aras,
(*) Nil oriturum alias, nil ortum tale fatentes. Quid? qui deperiit minor uno mense vel anno,
Sed tuus hoc populus sapiens et juftus in uno, Inter quos referendus erit? (o) veteresne poetas,

fe noftris ducibus, te Graiis anteferendo, An quos et praefans et poftera refpuat aetas?
Caetera nequaquam fimili ratior e moduque ifte quidem veteres inter ponetur (s) honeste,
AeAimat; et, nifi quae terris femota suitque Qui vel mense brevi, vel toto eft junior anno.
Temporibus defuncta videt, fastidit et odit : Utor permiflo, caudaeque pilos ut (u) equinae
Il Sic fautor veterum, ut tabulas peccare vetantes Paulatim vello : et demo ununı, demo et idem
Quas bis quinquc viri fanxerunt, focdera regum,

unum ; Val Gabiis vel cum rigidis aequata Sabinis, Dum cadat clusus ratione (ov) ruentis acervi, Porcificum libros, annosa volumnia Vatum, Qui redit in 'x) faftos, et virtutem acítimat annis, (-) Deitet Albano Musas in monte locutas. Miraturque nihil, nisi quod (y) Libitina sacravit.

Si, quia (n) Graiorum funt antiquiflima quaeque (2) Ennius et sapiens, et fortis, et alter Homerus, Scripta vel optima, Romani pensantur eadem Ut critici dicunt, leviter curare videtur &ripcres trutina; non eft quod multa loquamur : Quo (a) promissa cadant, et fomnia Pythagorea. Na imera cft oleam, nil extra eft in nuce duri. (6) Naevius in manibus non eft ; at () mentibus Venimus ad fummum fortunae : pingimus, atque

hacret

(poema. Pallimus, et (p) lu&tamur Achivis doctius undis. Pene recens : (d) adeo fanétum est vetus omne si(9) meliora dies, ut vina, poemata reddit; Ambigitur el quoties, uter utro sit prior; ausert &cre velim, chat is pretium quotus arroget annus. Pacuvius docti famam senis, Arcins'alti Scriptor ab hinc auios centun qui decidit, inic: Dicitur Afranî toga convenisic Menandro: Perfectos veteresque reserri debet, an inter Plautus ad exemplar Siculi properare Ericharmi Vules atque novos? excludac jurgia finis. Vincere Caccilius gravitate, Terentius arte;

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“ These, (s) only these, rapport the crowded stage, Or well-mouth'd Booth with emphasis proclaims " From eldest Heyweod down to Cibber's age. (Though but, perhaps, a multer-roll of names)

All this may be ; (g) the people's voice is odd, How will our fathers rise up in a rage, It is, and it is not, the voice of God.

And swear, all fame is loft in George's age ! To (6) Gammer Gurton if it gi

the bays,

You'd think (w) no fools disgrac'd the former And yet deny the Careless Husband praise,

reign, Or say our fachers never broke a sule;

Did not some grave examples yet remain, Why then, I say, the public is a fool.

Who scorn a lad should teach his father ikill, But let them own, that greater faults than we And, having once been wrong, will be so fill. They had, and greater virtues, I'll agree. He, who to secm more deep than you or 1, Spenser himself affects the (i) obsolete,

Extols old bards, (w) or Merlin's prophecy, And Sydney's verse halts ill on (d) Roman feet : Miftake him not; he envies, not admires, Milton's strong pinion now not heaven can bound, And, to debase the fons, exalts the fires. Now serpent-like, in (1) prose he sweeps the (*) Had ancient times confpir'd to disallow ground,

What then was new, what had been ancient pow? In quibbles, angel and archangel join,

Or what remain'd, fo worthy to be read And God the Father turns a school-divine. By learned critics, of the mighty dead? (on) Not that I'd lop the beauties from his book, (y) In days of case, when now the weary (word Like (m) Nathing Bentley with his desperate hook, Was sheath'd, and luxury with Charles reftor'd; Or damo all Shakspeare, like th' affected fool in every taste of foreign courts improv'd, At court, who hares whate'er he (o) read at school. All, by the king's example, liv'd and lov'd."

But for the wits of either Charles's days, Then peers grew proud (z) in horsemanship to The mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease ;

excel, Sprat, Carew, Sedley, and a hundred more, Newmarket's glory rose, as Britain's fell; (Like twinkling Nars che miscellanies o'er) The soldier breath'd the gallantries of France, One fimile, that (p) solitary shines

And every flowery courtier writ romance. In the dry desert of a thousand lines,

l'hen (a) marble, soften'd into life, grew waring, Or (9) lengthen'd thought that gleams through And yielding metal flow'd to human form: many a page,

Lely on (6) animated canvas stole Has fanctify'd whole poems for an age.

The Sleepy eye, that spoke the melting foul. (r. I lose my patience, and I own it too,

No wonder then, when all was love and sport, When works are censur'd, not as bad, but new; The willing muses were debauch'd at court : While, if our elders break all reason's laws, On () each enervate ftring they taught the note These fools demand not pardon, but applause. To pant, or tremble through an eunuch's throat.

(s) On Avon's bank, where flowers eternal blow, But (d) Britain, changeful as a child at play, jfi but ask if any weed can grow ;

Now calls in princes, and now turns away. One tragic sentence if I dare deride,

Now Whig, oow Tory, what we lov'd we hate; Which; Betterton's grave action dignify'd, Now all for pleasure, now for church or state;

Now for prerogative, and now for laws;

Effects unhappy! from a noble cause. Hos ediscit, et hos ardo ftipata theatro (poetas Spc&at Roma potens; (f) habet hos numeratque Ad noftrum tempus, Livî scriptoris ab aevo. (8) Interdum vulgus rectem videt : es ubi peccat. Vel quia nil (v) re&um, nisi quod placuit sibi, dos Si b) veteres ita miratur laudat que poetas,

cunt ; Ut nihil ancelerat, nihil illis comparet; errat : Vel quia turpe pucant parere minoribus, et quac Si quaedam nimis (i) antique, si pleraque (4) dure Imberbi didicere, fenes perdenda fateri. Dicere credit cos, (I) ignave multa fatetur ; Jam (u) Saliare Numae carmen qui laudat, et illud, Et fapit, et mecum facit, et Jove judicat aequo. Quod mecum ignorat, folus vult scire videri; (mn) Non equidem insector, delenda que carmina Livi Ingeniis non ille favet plaudirque sepultis, Elle reor, memini quac (n) plagosum (o) mihi parvo Nostra fed impugnat, nos noftraque lividus odit. Orbilium di&tare;

(x) Quod si ram Graecis novitas invisa fuiflet, fed emendata videri

Quam nobis; quid nunc esset vetus ? aut quid haPulchraque, et exadis minimum diftantia, miror : beret, Inter quae (p) verbum emicuit si forte decorum, Quod legeret tereretque viritim publicus usus? Si (9) versus paulo concinnior unus et alter; (y) Vt primum politis nugari Graccia bellis Injuste totum ducit venditque poema. (crasse Coepit, et in vitium fortuna labier aequa ;

(r) Indignor quidquam reprehendi, non quia Nunc athletarum (tudiis, nunc arsit (2) cquorum : Compositum, illepideve putetur, sed quia nuper ; (c) Marmoris aut cboris fabros aut acris amavit ; Nec veniam antiquis, fed honorem et praemia posci. Suspendit (6) picta vultum mentem:que tabella; * (s) Redle necne crocum floresque perambulet Nun (c) tibicinibus, nunc eft gavisa tragoedis : Atrae

(d) Sub nutrice puella velut fi luderde infans, Fabula, fi dubitem; clamant periisse pudorem Quod cupide petiit, mature plena reliquit. Cun&ti pene patres : ea cum reprehendere coner, Quid placet, aut odio cft, quod non mutabile credas? Quac () gravis Acsopus, quac doÂu. Rofcius egit. / Hoc paces habuere bonac, ventique sccundii

Pr! Time was, & fuber Englishman would knock of little use the man you may suppose, His servants up, and rise by five o'clock, Who says in verse what others fay in prose: Intired his family in every rule,

Yet let me show, a poet's of some weight, And send his wife to church, his son to school. And (1) though no soldier) useful io che state. To (l) worship like his fathers, was his care;. (w) What will a child learn sooner than a song ? To teach their frugal virtues to his heir;

What better teach a foreigner the tongue ? To prove thac luxury could never hold;

What's long or short, cach accent where in place, And place, on good (s) security, his gold.

And speak in public with some sort of grace. Now times are changid, and one (6) poetic itch s scarce can think him such a worthless thing, Has seiz'd the court and city, poor and rich: Unless he praise some monster of a king : Sons, fires, and grandGres, all will wear the bays, Or virtue, or religion turn to sport, Our wives read Milton, and our daughters plays, To please a lewd, or unbelieving court. To theates and to rehearsals throng,

Unhappy Dryden ! - In all Charles's days, And all our grace at table is a long.

Korcominon only boasts unspotted bays I, who fo oft renounce the muses, (i) lie,

And in our own (excuse fome courtly ftains) No: 's self e'er tells more fibs than 1; No whiter page than Addison remains ; When fick of muse, our sollies we deplore, He, (w) from the taste obscene reclaims our youthi And promise our best friends to rhyme no niore; And sets the passions on the side of truth, We wake next morning in a raging fit,

Forms the soft bosom with the gentlett art, And call for pen and ink to show our wit.

And pours each human virtue in the heart. (4) He serv'da 'prenticeship, who sets up shop; Let Ireland tell, how wit upheld her cause, Ward try'd on puppics, aod: he poor, his drop ; Her trade supported, and supplied her laws; Eva (1) Radcliffe's doctors travel first to France, And leave on Swife this grateful verse engrav'd, Nar dare to practise till they've learn'd to dance. “The rights a court attack'd, a poet fav'd." Who builds a bridge that never drove a pile ?

Behold the hand that wrought a nation's cure, (should Ripley pencare, all the world would smile) Wretch'd to (*) relieve the idiet and the poor, But (w) those who cannot write, and those who can, Proud vice to brand, or injur’d worth adorn, All rhyme, and scrawl, and scribble, to a man. And (y) ftretch the ray to ages yet unborn.

Yet, Sir, (*) refice, the mischief is not great; Not but there arc, who merit other palms ;
These madmen Oever hurt the church or itate: Hopkins and Sternhold glad the heart with psalms;
Sometimes the folly benefits mankind;

The (+) boys and girls whom charity maintains,
And rarely (o) avarice taints the tuneful mind: Implore your help in these pathetic trains :
Allow hiin but his (p) plaything of a pen,

How could devotion (1) touch the country pews, He ne'er rebels, or plocs, like other men :

Unless the gods bestow'd a proper muse? (9, Flight of calhiers, or mobs, he'll never mind; Verse cheers their leisure, verfe affists their work, And knows no losses while the musc is kind,

for peace, ot Sings down (6) Pope and To cheat a friend, or Ward, he leaves to Peter; Turk. The good man heaps up nothing but mere metre; | The'llenc'd preacher yields to potent strain, Enjoys his garden and his book in quiet ;

And feels that grace his prayer befought in vain ; And then-a perfect hermit in his diet. The blessing thrillschrough all the labouring throng.

And (d) heaven is won by violence of song.

Our (c) rural ancestors, with little bleft,

Patient of labour when the end was reft, () Romae dulce diú fuit et folemne, recltfa Mape domo vigilare, clienti promere jura;

Indulg'd che day that hous'd their annual grain, Scriptos ) nominibus redis expeadete númmos;

With feasts, and offerings, and a thankful Nrain : (2) Majores audire, minori dicere, per quae Crescere res pollet, minui damnofá libido. Mutavit mentem populus levis, (b) et calet uno (1) Militiae quanquam piger et malus, utilis urbi; Scribendi ftudio : puerique patresque feveri Si das hoc, parvis quoque rebus magna juvari; Fronde conas vindi coenant, ét carmina dicant. (w) Os tencrum pueri balbumque poeta figurat : ipfe ego, qui nullos mne affirmo scribete versus, Torquet (w) ab obscoenis jam nunc fermonibus loverior 6) Parthis mendacior ; et prius orto

aurem ; Sole vigil

, calamum et charlas et scrinia pofco. Mox etiam pectus praeceptis format amicis, (1) Navem agere ignarus uavis tiniet : abrotonum Afpétitatis, et invidiae corrector, et irae ; aegro

[eft,| Re&te faca tefert ; (j) orientia tempora notis Non audet, nisi qui didicet, dare : quód medicorum Instruit exemplis ; (?) inopem folatur et aegrum. Promittunt (1) medici: tractant labrilia fabri : Caftis cum (2) pueris ignara puella marisi (-:-) Scribimus indodi doctique poenata passim. Disceret unde (6) preces, varem ni Musa dedisset? :) Hic error tamen er levis haec infania, quaccas Pofcit open chotus

, et praesentia nomina fentit; Virtues habeat, fic collige : varis (6) avarus Coelepes implorat aquas, do&ta proce blandus ; Non teinete eft añintis : (1) versus amat, hoc fa- Avertit morbos, (6) metuenda pericula pellit;

Impetrat et pacem, et locupletem frugibus annum. Detrimenta, (q) lugas servorum, incendia rider ; (d) Carmine Di superi placantur, carmine Mapes. Non 'r fraudem focio, puerove incogitat ullaa (+) Agricolas prf:i, fortes, parvoque beat, Buy illo ? vivit fliquis, ei pane fecundo (W); Condica purt frurgenta, levantes tamporc falo

Verse prays

det unum;

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