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“ Away, away ! take all your scaffolds down, “For Snug's the word: Mydear! we'll live in Town.”
At am'rous Flavio is the k stocken thrown? That very night he longs to lie alone.
The Fool,whose Wife elopes fome thrice a quarter; For matrimonial solace dies a martyr. 151 Did ever m Proteus, Merlin, any witch, Transform themselves so strangely as the Rich ?> Well, but the Poor--The Poor have the same itch;), They change their weekly Barber, weekly News, Prefer a new Japanner, to their shoes, 156 Discharge their Garrets, move their beds, and run (They know not whither) in a Chaise and one; They P hire their sculler, and when once aboard, Grow fick, and damn the climate-like a Lord. 160
? You laugh, half Beau, half Sloven if I stand, My wig all powder, and all snuff my band; You laugh, if coat and breeches strangely vary, White gloves, and linen worthy Lady Mary! But when 'no Prelate's Lawn with hair-shirt lind, Is half so incoherent as my Mind, 166
Notes. lines much more spirited than the original. In Horace, the people's inconftancy of temper is satirized only in a simple ex
• Aestuat, et vitae disconvenit ordine toto;
+ Diruit, aedificat, mutat quadrata rotundis ?
" Infanire putas folennia me, neque rides,
Nec w medici credis, nec curatoris egere
A praetore dati; rerum' tutela mearum
Cum fis, et prave sectum stomacheris ob unguem,
De te pendentis, te respicientis amici.
Ad fummam, sapiens uno y minor eft jove,
*Liber," honoratus, pulcher,' rex denique regum;
Praecipue fanus, nifi cum pituita molefta eft
NOTES. posure of the case. Here the ridicule on the folly is heightened by an humourous picture of the various objects of that inconHancy.
VER, 182. when plunder'd] i, e. By the Public; which has
When (each opinion with the next at strife,
.: NOTE s. rarely her revenge on her plunderers; and when she has, more sarely knows how to use it.