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If then plain bread and milk will do the feat, 15
k Preach as I please, I doubt our curious men
fortune of fifteen hundred pounds a year in the simple luxury of good eating.
VER. 26. a whole Hog barbecu'd!] The Poet has here given a beauty equivalent to that in the Original,
Porrettum magno magnum spectare catino, which, by the flownels of the Syllables, where four spondees follow one another, well expresses the enormous bulk of the fish which the Glutton pray'd for.
Ibid. Hog barbecu’d, etc.] A West Indian term of gluttony, a hog roasted whole, stuffed with spice, and batted with Madera wine. P.
Praefentes Auftri, coquite horum opsonia: quam
Sordidus a tenui victus diftabit, Ofello
Notes. VER. 27. Ob blast it, South-winds!) This has not the force, nor gives us the pleasant allusion in the original, coquite.
VER. 42. Bedford-head;] A famous Eating-house. P.
VER. 43. Or evi’n to crack live Crawfish] There is force and humour in dixerit and parebit, which the imitation does not reach.
Oh blast it, South-winds! till a ftench exhale
r 'Tis yet in vain, I own, to keep a pother 45
s Avidien, or his Wife (no matter which, For him you'll call a' dog, and her a bitch)
Notes. Ver. 50. For him you'll call a dog, and her a bitch] One cannot but admire the lively turn here given to the Original.
Quinquennes oleas eft, et sylvestria corna ;
Feftos albatus celebret) cornu ipse bilibri
Quali igitur victu sapiens utetur, et horum Utrum imitabitur ? hac urget lupus, hac canis, aiunt. y Mundus erit, qua non offendat fordibus, atque In neutram partem cultus miser. . Hic neque servis Albuti senis exemplo, dum munia didit, Saevus erit; nec fic ut fimplex b Naevius, unetam
Convivis praebebit aquam: vitium hoc quoque ma
¢ Accipe nunc, victus tenuis quae quantaque fecum Afferat. In primis valeas bene; nam variae res Ut noceant homini, credas, memor illius efcae, Quae fimplex Colim tibi sederit. at simul affis Miscueris elixa, fimul conchylia turdis ; Dulcia se in bilem vertent, ftomachoque tumultum Lenta feret pituita. Vides, ut pallidus omnis
Sell their presented partridges, and fruits,
One half pint bottle serves them both to dine,
60 But fowse the cabbage with a bounteous heart.
y He knows to live, who keeps the middle state, And neither leans on this side, nor on that ; Nor a stops, for one bad cork, his butler's pay, Swears, like Albutius, a good cook away; Nor lets, like o Navius, ev'ry error pass, The musty wine, foul cloth, or greasy glass.
Now hear what blessings Temperance can bring: (Thus said our Friend, and what he said I fing) First Health : The stomach (cramm'd from ev'ry dish,
70 A tomb of boil'd and roast, and flesh and fish, Where bile, and wind, and phlegm, and acid jar,, And all the man is one intestine war) Remembers ofte the School-boy's fimple fare, The temp’rate sleeps, and spirits light as air. 75
* How pale, each Worthipful and Rey'rend guest Rise from a Clergy, or a City feast !