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Ille cubans gaudet mutata forte, bonisque
Rebus agit laetum convivam : cum subito ingens
Valvarum ftrepitus le&tis excuffit utrumque.
Currere per totum pavidi conclave; magisque
Exanimes trepidare, fimul domus alta Moloffis
Personuit canibus. tum rusticus, Haud mihi vita
Eft opus hac, ait, et valeas : me fylva, cavusque
Tutus ab infidiis tenui folabitur ervo,

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“ I have a thousand thanks to give

My Lord alone knows how to live."
No sooner said, but from the Hall
Rush Chaplain, Butler, Dogs and all:
“ A Rat, a Rat! clap to the door
The Cat comes bouncing on the floor.
O for the heart of Homer's Mice,
Or Gods to save them in a trice!

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(It was by Providence they think,
For your damn'd Stucco has no chink.)
“ An't please your Honour, quoth the Peasant,
“ This fame Dessert is not so pleasant :
“ Give me again my
hollow Tree,

22@ " A Cruft of Bread, and Liberty !

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Et, quandoque potentior

L I B E R IV.

ор
O DE I.

Ad VENEREM.
NTERMISSA, Venus, diu

Rursus bella moves ? parce precor, precor.
Non fum qualis eram bonae

Sub regno Cynarae, define, dulcium Mater saeva Cupidinum,

Circa luftra decem flectere mollibus Jam durum imperiis: abi

Quo blandae juvenum te revocant preces. Tempestivius in domum

Paulli, purpureis ales oloribus,
Comiffabere Maximi;

Si torrere jecur quaeris idoneum.
Namque et nobilis, et decens,
Et
pro

folicitis non tacitus reis, Et centum puer artium,

Late figna feret militiae tuae.

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IV.
O DE I.

TO VENUS

A

GAIN? new Tumults in my breast?

Ah spare me, Vénus ! let me, let me reft! I am not now, alas! the man

As in the gentle Reign of My Queen Anne. Ah found no more thy soft alarms,

Nor circle Tober fifty with thy Charms. Mother too fierce of dear Desires !

Turn, turn to willing hearts your wanton fires,
To Number five direct your Doves,
There spread roand MURRAY all your blooming

Loves ;
Noble and young, who strikes the heart

With ev'ry sprightly, ev'ry decent part:
Equal, the injur'd to defend,

To charm the Mistress, or to fix the Friend. He, with a hundred Arts refin’d,

Shall stretch thy conquests over half the kind; To him each Rival shall submit,

Make but his Riches equal to his Wit, Then shall thy Form the Marble grace, (Thy Grecian Form) and Chloe lend the Face :

Largi muneribus riserit aemuli, Albanos prope te lacus

Ponet marmoream sub trabe citrea. Illic plurima naribus

Duces thura; lyraque et Berecynthia Delectabere tibia

Mixtis carminibus, non fine fiftula. Illic bis pueri die

Numen cum teneris virginibus tuum Laudantes, pede candido

In morem Salium ter quatient humum. Me nec femina, nec puer

Jam, nec fpes animi credula mutui, Nec certare juvat mero,

Nec vincire novis tempora floribus. Sed cur, heu! Ligurine, cur

Manat rara meas lacryma per genas? Cur facunda parum decoro

Inter verba cadit lingua filentio : Nocturnis

ego

fomniis Jam captum teneo, jam volucrem sequor Te per gramina Martii

Campi, te per aquas, dure, volubilos.

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