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Sedulitas autem'sulte, quem diligit, urget ;
Praecipue cum se numeris commendat et arte.
Discit enim citius, meminitque libentius illud
Quod quis is deridet, quam quod probat et veneratur.
Nil moror officium, quod me gravat: ac neque ficto
In" pejus vultu proponi cereus usquam,
Nec prave factis decorari verfibus opto:
Ne P rubeam pingui donatus munere, et una
Cum 9 fcriptore meo capfa porrectus aperta,
Deferar in vicum vendentem thus et odores,
Et piper, et quicquid chartis amicitur ineptis.

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The Zeal of Fools offends at any time,
But moft of all, the Zeal of Fools in rhyme.
Besides, á fate attends on all I write,
That when I aim at praise, they say " I bite.
A vile · Encomium doubly ridicules:

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There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools.
If true, a owoful likeness; and if lyes,
" Praise undeserv'd is scandal in disguise:”
Well may hep blush, who gives it, or receives;
And when I flatter, let my dirty leaves

415 (Like 9 Journals, Odes, and such forgotten things As Eusden, Philips, Settle, writ of Kings) Cloath spice, line trunks, or futt'ring in a row, Befringe the rails of Bedlam and Soho.

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E P I S T O L A II.

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LORE, bono claroque fidelis amice Neroni,

Si quis forte velit puerum tibi vendere natum

Tibure vel Gabiis, et tecum fic agat:

6 Hic et

“ Candidus, et talos a vertice pulcher ad imos,

“ Fiet eritque tuus nummorum millibus octo;

" Verna ministeriis ad nutus aptus heriles;

« Litterulis Graecis imbutus, idoneus arti

“ Cuilibet: argilla quidvis imitaberis uda:
Quin etiam canet indoctum, fed dulce bibenti.
« Multa fidem promiffa levant, ubi plenius aequo

“ Laudat venales, qui vult extrudere, merces.

“ Res urget me nulla : meo sum paupere in aere.

“ Nemo hoc mangonum faceret tibi: non temere a

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Ver. 4. This Lad, Sir, is of Blois :) A Town in Beauce, where the French tongue is spoken in great purity.

VER. 15. But, Sir, to you, with what would I not part?]

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