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When Luxury has lick'd up all thy pelf,

And figs from standard and espalier join;
Curs'd be thy neighbours, thy trustees, thyself, The devil is in you if you cannot dine: (place)
To friends, to fortune, to mankind a shame, Then 'chearful healths, (your mistress shall have
Think how posterity will treat thy name;

And, what's more rare, a poet shall say grace.
And ? buy a rope, that future times may tell

Fortune not much of humbling me can boast: Thou hast at least bestow'd one penny well. Though double tax'd, how little have I lost!

3“ Right,” cries his lordship, " for a rogue in My life's amusements have been just the same, To have a taste, is insolence indeed : (need | Before, and after a standing armies came. In me 'tis noble, suits my birth and state,

My lands are sold, my father's bouse is gone; My wealth unwieldy", and my heap too great.”

I'li hire another's : is not that my own, [gate
Then, like the Sun, let bounty spread her ray, And yours, my friends? through whose free opening
And shine that superfluity away.

None comes too early, none departs too late ;
Oh impudence of wealth! with all thy store, (For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best,
How dar'st thou let one worthy man be poor? Welcome the coming, speed the going guest.)
Shall half the 'new-built churches round thee fall? “ Pray Heaven it last!” (cries Swift) “as you go on:
Make keys, build bridges, or repair Whitehall :

I wish to God this house had been your own
Or to thy country let that heap be lent,

Pity! to build, without a son or wife; As M**o's was, but not at five per cent. (mind, Why, you'll enjoy it only all your life.”

Who thinks that Fortune cannot change her Well, if the use be mine, can it concern one, Prepares a dreadful jest for all mankind.

Whether the name belong to Pope or Vernon? And who stands safest ? tell me, is it he

“What's 'property,” dear Swift, “ you see it alter That spreads and swells in puff'd prosperity, From you to me, from me to * Peter Walter; Or blest with little, whose preventing care

Or, in a mortgage, prove a lawyer's share ; In peace provides fit arms against a war? (thought, or, in a jointure, vanish from the heir ;

? Thus Bethel spoke, who always speaks his Or in pure' equity (the case not clear) And always thinks the very thing he ought:

The Chancery takes your rents for twenty year: His equal mind I copy what I can,

At best, it falls to some ungracious son, [own."
And as I love, would imitate the man.

Who cries, “ My father's damnd, and all 's my
In South-Sea days not happier, when surmis'd Shades, that to Bacon could retreat afford,
The lord of thousands, than if now 8 excis'd; Become the portion of a booby lord;
In forest planted by a father's hand,

And Hemsley, once proud Buekingham's delight,
Than in five acres no:v of rented land.

Slides to a scrivener, or a city knight. Coptent with little I can piddle here

8 Let lands and houses have what lords they will, On brocoli and mutton, round the year;

Let us be fix'd, and our own masters still.
But l'ancient friends (though poor, or out of play)
That touch my bell, I cannot turn away.
Tis true, no turbots dignify my boards,
But gudgeons, founders, what my Thames affords:

BOOK I.
To Hounslow-heath I point, and Bansted-down,

EPISTLE I.
Thence comes your mution, and these chicks my
52 From yon old walnut-tree a shower shall fall; 'Sr. Jour, whose love indulg'd my labours past,
And grapes, long-lingering on my only wall.

Matures my present, and shall bound my last !

Why? will you break the sabbath of my days? · Iratum patruum, vicinos, te tibi iniquum,

Now sick alike of envy and of praise.
Et frustra mortis cupidum, cum deerit egenti
* As, laquei pretium.

Sed pullo atque hædo: tum 'pensilis uva secundas,
Jure, inquit, Trausius istis

Et nux ornabat meusas, cum duplice ficu.
Jugatur verbis : ego vectigalia magna,

Post hoc ludus erat ? cuppa potare magistra:
Divitiasque habeo tribrıs a nplas regibus.

Ac venerata Ceres, ita culmo surgeret alto,
Quod superat, non est meliis quo insunere possis? Explicuit vino contractæ seria frontis.
Cur eget indignus quisquam, te dirite? quare Sæviat atqne novos moveat Fortuna tumultus !
5 Templa ruunt antiqui Dewun? cur improbe, caræ Quantum hinc imminuet? quanto aut ego parcius,
Non aliquid patri e tanto emeriris acervo ?

aut vos, Uni nimirun tibi rerti semper erunt res?

O pueri, nituistis, ut hue 'novus incola venit? .O magnus posthac iniini is risus ! uturne

Nam * propriæ telluris herum natura neque illum, * Ad casus dubios fidet sibi certius? hic, qni

Nec me, nec quemquam statuit. ros expulit ille ;
Pluribus assuerit mentem corpusque superbum; Illum aut ' n qnities ant vafri inscitia juris,
An qui contentus parvo metuen: que futuri,

Postremum expeilet certe vivacior hære's.
In pace, ut sapiens, aptarit is!onea bello?

Nunc ager l'ınbreni sub nomine, nuper Ofelli
Quo magis his credas: puer hunc ego parvus Dictus erat: nulli proprius; sed cedit in usum
Integris opibus novi non latius nisim, [Ofellum Nunc mihi, nune alii. quocirca visite fortes,
Quam nunc accisis. Videas, metato in agello,

Fortiaque adversis opponite pectora rebus.
Cum pecore et gnatis, fortem merceite colonum,
Non ego, narrantem, tem re edi luce profesta

EPISTOLA I.
Quidquam, præter "olus fumosarcam pede pernæ.
Ac urihi cu !' longum po-t tempus venerat hospes, Prima diete mihi, summa dicende camena,
Sive operim vacuo gratus convira per inbrem 2 Specta un satis, et donatura jam rude, quaris,
Vicinus: bene erat, non " piscibus urbe petitis, Mæcenas, iterum antiquo me includere ludo.

TO LORD BOLINGBROKE.

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Public too long, Ah, let me hide my age!

Late as it is, I put myself to school, See modest ' Cibber now has left the stage: And feel some · comfort, not to be a fool.

esc Our generals now, ? retir'd to their estates, 3.Weak though I am of limb, and short of sight, Hang their old trophies o'er the garden gates, Far from a lynx and not a giant quite : In life's cool evening satiate of applause,

I'll do what Mead and Cheselden advise, Nor ' fond of bleeding, ev'n in Brunswick's cause. To keep these limbs, and to preserve these eyes.

A voice there is, that whispers in my ear, Not to go back, is somewhat to advance, ('Tis Reason's voice, which sometimes one can And men must walk at least before they dance. hear)

Say, does thy blood rebel, thy bosom move “Friend Pope! be prudent, let your 5 Muse take with wretched avarice, or as wretched love? And never gallop Pegasus to death; [breath, Know, there are worlds, and spells, which can Lest stiff, and stately, void of fire or force, 6 Between the fits this fever of the soul: (control You limp like Blackmore, on a lord mayor's horse." Know there are rhymes, which ’ fresh and fresh Farewell then verse, and love, and every toy, 26

Will cure the arrant’st puppy of bis pride. [apply'd The rhymes and rattles of the man or boy;

Be & furious, envious, slothful, mad, or drunk, What ' right, what true, what fit we justly call, • Slave to a wife, or vassal to a punk, Let this be all my care-for this is all :

A Switz, a High-dutch, or a low-dutch 1 bear; To lay this ’ harvest up, and hoard with haste, All that we ask is but a patient ear. What every day will want; and most, the last. 11 "T'is the first virtue, vices to abbor; But ask not, to what a doctors I apply?

And the first wisdom, to be fool no more. Sworn to no master, of no sect am I:

But to the world no bugbear is so great, As drives the storm, at any door I knock,

As want of figure, and a small estate. And house with Montagne now, or now with Locke : To either India see the merchant fly, Sometimes a patriot, active in debate,

Scard at the spectre of pale Poverty! Mix with the world, and battle for the state, See hiin, with pains of body, pangs of soul, Free as young Lyttleton, ber cause pursue, Burn through the tropic, freeze beneath the pole! Still true to Virtue, " and as warm as true:

Wilt thou do nothing for a nobler end, Some times with Aristippus, or St. Paul,

Nothing to make philosophy thy friend? Indulge my candour, and grow all to all;

To stop thy foolish views, thy long desires, Back to my 2 native moderation slide,

And 13 ease thy heart of all that it admires ? And win my way by yielding to the tide.

14 Here Wisdom calls : 15“ Seek virtue first, be bold ! " Long, as to him who works for debt, the day, As gold to silver, virtue is to gold.” Long as the night to her whose love's away, There, London's voice, 16 “Get money, money still! Long as the year's dull circle seems to run,

And then let Virtue follow, if she will.” When the brisk minor pants for twenty-one ;

This, this the saving doctrine, preach'd to all, So slow th' 14 unprofitable moments roll,

From 17 low St. James's up to high St. Paul! That lock up all the functions of my soul;

From him whose 18 quills stand quiver'd at his ear, That keep me from myself; and still delay

To him who notches sticks at Westminster.
Life's instant business to a future day;
That 15 task, which as we follow, or despise,

Restat, ut his ego me ipse regam 'solerque The eldest is a fool, the youngest wise :

elementis : Which done, the poorest can no wants endure; Non possis oculo quantum contendere Lynceus; And which not done, the richest must be poor.

Non tamen idcirco contemnas lippus inungi:
Nec, quia desperes invicti membra Glyconis,

Nodosa corpus nolis prohibere chiragra, * Non eadem est ætas, non mens. Veianius, armis Est quadam prodire * tenus, si non datur ultra. a Herculis ad postem fixis, latet abditus agro; 5 Fervet avaritia, miseroque cupidine pectas? Ne populum 'extrema toties exoret arena.

Sunt verba et voces, quibus hunc lenire dolorem * Est mihi purgatam crebro qui personet aurem; Possis, et magnam morbi deponere partem. Solve" senescentem mature sanus equum, ne Laudis amore tumes? sunt 'certa piacula, quæ to Peccet ad extremum ridendus, et ilia ducat. Ter pure lecto poterunt recreare libello. Nunc itaque et versus, et cætera ludicra pono: • Invidus, iracundus, iners, vinosus, ' amator; Quid ? verum atque decens, curo et rogo, et omnis Nemo 10 adeo ferus est, ut non mitescere possit, in hoc sum :

Si modo culture patientem commodet aurem. • Condo, et compopo, quæ mox depromere possim. 11 Virtus est, vitium fugere; et sapientia prima, Ac ne forte roges, quo me duce, quo Lare tuter: Stultitia caruisse. vides, quæ '2 maxima credis Nullius addictus jurare in verba magistri,

Esse mala, exiguum censum, turpemque repulsam, 10 Quo me cunque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes. Quanto devites animi capitisque labore. Nunc agilis fio, et mersor " civilibus undis,

Impiger extremos curris mercator ad Indos, Virtutis veræ custos, 1a rigidusque satelles:

mare pauperiem fugiens, per saxa, per ignes: Nunc in Aristippi 's furtim præcepta relabor,

Ne cures

ea, quæ stulte miraris et optas, Et mihi res, non me rebus, subjungere conor. Discere, et audire, et meliori credere non vis ?

14 U't nox longa, quibus mentitur amica ; diesque Quis circum pagos et çircum compita pugnax Lenta videtur opus debentibus: ut piger annus Magna coronari contemnat Olympia, cui spes, Pupillis, quos dura premit custodia matrnm: Cui sit conditio dulcis sine pulvere palmæ? Sic mihi tarda ! Huunt ingrataque tempora, quæ “ 15 Vilius argentum est auro, virtutibus aurum. spem

** () cives, cives ! quærenda pecunia primum est; Consiliumque morantur agendi gnaviter ' id, quod Virtus post nummos:” hæc "7 Janus snmmus ab imo Æque pauperibus prodest, locupletibus æque, Prodocet : hæc recinunt juvenes dictata senesque, Æque neglectum pueris senibusyoe nocebit. 1 Lavo suspensi loculos tabulamque lacerto.

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Bernard in ' spirit, sense, and truth abounds; Some' with fat bucks on childless dotards fawo;

Pray then, what wants he?" fourscore thousand Some win rich widows by their chine and brawn; A pension, or such harness for a slave (pounds? While with the silent growth of ten per cent, As Bug now has, and Dorimant would have.

In dirt and darkness, 2 hundreds stink content. Barnard, thou art a 2 cit with all thy worth; Of all these ways, if each ' pursues his own, But Bug and D*I, their Honours, and so forth. Satire, be kind, and let the wretch alone : Yet every child another song will sing,

But show me one who has it in his power “ Virtue, brave boys! 'tis virtue makes a king." To act consistent with himself an hour. True, conscious honour, is to feel no sin,

Sir Job * sail'd forth, the evening bright and still, He's arm'd without that's innocent within; “No place on Earth (he cry'd) like Greenwich Be this thy * screen, and this thy wall of brass; Up starts a palace, lo, th' obedient base (hill !" Compar'd to this, a minister's an ass.

Slopes at its foot, the woods its sides embrace, And say, to which shall our applause belong, The silver Thames reflect its marble face. This new court-jargon, or the good old song? Now let some whimsey, or that “ Devil within The modern language of corrupted peers,

Which guides all those who know not what they Or what was spoke at Cressy or Poitiers ?

mean, Who counsels best? who whispers, “ Be but great, But give the knight (or give his lady) spleen ; With praise or infamy leave that to Fate;

Away, away! take all your scaffolds down, Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; For snug's the word : my dear we'll live in town.” If not, by any means, get wealth and place.” At amorous Flavio is the stocking thrown? For what? to have a box where eunuchs sing, That very night he longs to lie alone. And foremost in the circle eye a king.

• The fool whose wife elopes some thrice a quarter, Or 'he, who bids thee face with steady view For matrimonial solace dies a martyr. Proud Fortune, and lookshallow Greatness through: Did ever' Proteus, Merlin, any witch, And, 10 while he bids thee, sets th' example tou? Transform themselves so strangely as the rich ? If " such a doctrine, in St. James's air,

Well, but the 'poor, The poor have the same itch; Should chance to make the well-drest rabble stare; They change their 'l weekly barber, weekly news, In honest S*z take scandal at a spark,

Prefer a new japanner, to their shoes; That less admires the 'palace than the park : Discharge their garrets, more their beds, and run Faith I shall give the answer 13 Reynard gave: (They know not whither) in a chaise and one; “ I cannot like, dread sire, your royal cave ; They 12 hire their sculler, and when once aboard, Because I see, by all the tracks about,

Grow sick, and damn the climate-like a lord. Full many a beast goes in, but none come out." 11 You laugh, half-beau, half-sloven if I stand, Adieu to Virtue, if you're once a slave :

My wig all powder, and all snuff my band ; Send her to court, you send her to her grave. You langh, if coat and breeches strangely vary, Well, if a king's a lion, at the least

White gloves, and linen worthy lady Mary ! The 14 people are a inany-headed beast :

But when ! no prelate's lawn, with hair-shirt lind, Can they direct what measures to pursue,

Is half so incoherent as my mind, Who know themselves so little what to do?

When (each opinion with the next at strife, Alike in nothing but one lust of gold,

One is ebb and flow of follies all my life) Just half the land would buy, and half be sold : 116 plant, root up; I build and then confound; Their "country's wealth our mighti-r misers drain, Turn round to square, and square again to round; Or cross, to plunder provinces, the main ;

17 You never change one muscle of your face, The rest, some farın the poor-box, some the pews;

You think this madness but a common case, Some keep assemblies, and would keep the stews;

' Crustis et pomis viduas venentur avaras, Est' animus tibi, sunt mores, est lingua, fides- Excipiantque senes, quos in vivaria mittant : que ;

2 Multis occulto crescit res fenore. 'verum Sed quadringentis sex septem millia desint. Esto, aliis alios rebus studiisque teneri : ? Plebs eris. 'at pueri ludentes, rex eris, aiunt, lidem eadem possunt horam durare probantes ? Si recte facies. Hic *murus aheneus esto,

* Nullus in orbe sinus Bajis prælucet amenis, Nil conscire sibi, nulla pallescere culpa.

Si dixit dives ; ' lacus et mare sentit amorem 5 Roscia, dic sodes, melior lex, an puerorum est Festinantis heri: cui si vitiosa libido Nænia, quæ regnum recte facientibus offert, Fecerit auspicium; cras ferramenta Teanum Et maribus Curiis et decantata Camillis?

Tolletis, fabri. ?lectus genialis in aula est? ? Isne tibi melius suadet, qui “ Rem facias; rem, Nil ait esse prius, melius nil cælibe vita: Si possis, recte; si non, quocunque modo rem.” * Si non est, jurat bene solis esse maritis. Ut proprius spectes lachrymosa počmata Pupi ! Quo teneam vultus mutantem Protea nodo? An, 'qui fortunæ te respousare superbæ

Quid 10 pauper? ride: mutat 'l cænacula, lectos, Liberum et erectum, præsens hortatur et aptat? Balnea, 12 tonsores; conducto navigio aque

1? Quod si me populus Romanus forte roget, cur Nauseat, ac locuples quem ducit priva triremis. Non ut la porticibus, sic judiciis fruar isdem:

13 Si curatus inæqualj tonsore capillos Nec sequar aut fugiam, quæ diligit ipse vel odit; Occurro; rides. si forte subucula pexæ Olim quod "vulpes ægroto cauta leoni

Trita subest tunicæ, vel si toga dissidet impar; Hespondit, referam : quia me vestigia terrent Rides. quid, '4 mca cnm pugnat sententia secum; Omnia te adversum spectantia, nulla retrorsum. Quod petiit, spernit; repetit quod nuper ounisit; 14 Bellua multorum est capitum. nam quid se- 15 Estuat, et vitæ disconvenit ordine toto: quar aut quem?

16 Dicuit, edificat, mutat quadrata rotundis : Parsbominum gistit -5 conducere publica: sunt qui 17 Insanire putas solennia me, ni que rides,

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TO MR. MURRAY.

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Nor once to Chancery, nor to Hale apply; Or 'popularity? or stars and strings ?
Yet hang your lip, to see a seam awry!

The mob's applauses, or the gifts of kings?
Careless how ill I with myself agree,

Say with what ? eyes we onght at courts to gaze, Kind to my dress, my figure, not to me.

And pay the great our homage of amaze? Is this my ? guide, philosopher, and friend?

It weak the pleasure that from these can spring, This he, who loves me, and who ought to mend;

The fear to want them is as weak a thing : Who ought to make me (what he can, or none)

Whether we dread, or whether we desire, That man divine, whom Wisdom calls her own; In either case, believe me, we admire; Great without title, without fortune bless'd; Whether we 4 joy or grieve the same the curse, Rich 'ev'n when plunder'd, honour'd while op- Surpris'd at better, or surpris'd at worse. press'd;

Thus good or bad, to one extreme betray Lord 'without youth, and follow'd without power;

Th' unbalanc'd mind, and snatch the man away; At home, though exil'd ; 6 free though in the Tower; For Virtue's self may too much zeal be had; In short, that reasoning, high, ininortal thing,

The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
Just less than Jove, and 8 much above a king, 6 Go then, and if you can, admire the state
Nay, half in Heaven— except (what's inighty odd) of beaming diamonds, and reflected plate;
A fit of vapours clouds this demi-god!

Procure a taste to double the surprise,
And gaze on’ Parian charms with learned eyes :
Be struck with bright a brocade, or Tyrian dye,
Our birth-day nobles' splendid livery.

If not so pleas'd, at council-board rejoice
BOOK I. EPISTLE VI.

To see their judgments hang upon thy voice;
From "morn to night, at senate, rolls, and hall,
Plead much, read more, dine late, or not at all.

But wherefore all this labour, all this strife?
This piece is the most finished of all his imitations, For 'I fame, for riches, for a noble wife?

and executed in the high manner the Italian Shall ' one whom Nature, learning, birth conspir'd · painters call con amore. By which they mean, To form, not to admire, but be admir'd, the exertion of that principle, which puts the sigh, while his Chloe, blind to wit and worth, faculties on the stretch, and produces the su- Weds the rich dulness of some son of earth? preme degree of excellence. For the poet had Yet '3 time ennobles, or degrades each line; all the warmth of affection for the great lawyer It brighten'd Craggs's, and may darken thine: to whom it is addressed; and, indeed, no man And what is faine? the meanest have their day, ever more deserved to have a poet for his friend. The greatest cau but blaze, and pass away. In the obtaining of which, as neither vanity, Grac'd as thou art, "* with all the power of words, party, nor fear, had any sbare, so he sup

So known, so honour'd, at the house of lords: ported his title to it by all the offices of true Conspicuous scene! arrother yet is nigh, friendship.

(More silent far) where kings and poets lie;

15 Where Murray (long enough bis country's pride) Noт to admire, is all the art I know,

Shall be no more than Tully, or than Hyde!

15 Rack'd with sciatics, martyr'd with the stone, To make men happy, and to keep them so." (Plain truth, dear Murray, needs no flowers 10 of Will any mortal let himself alone?

See Ward by batter'd beaux invited over, speech,

And desperate misery lays hold on Dover. So take it in the very words of Creech.)

The case is easier in the mind's disease; " This vault of air, this congregated ball, Self-center'd Sun, and stars that rise and fall,

There all men inay be cur’d, whene'er they please. There are, my friend! whose philosophic eyes

Ludicra, quid, ' plausus, et amici dona Quiritis? Look through anil trust the Ruler with his skies, 'To him commit the hour, the day, the year,

Quo spectanda modo, - quo sensu credis et ore?

Quitimet his adversa, fere miratur eodem And view 12 this dreadful all without a fear.

Admire we then what's Farth's low entrails hold, Quo cupiens pacto: pavor est utrobique molestus: Arabian shores, or Indian scas infold;

Improvisa simnul species exterret utrumque: (rem,

* Gaudeat, an doleat; cupiat, inetuatne; quid ad All the mad trade of 4 fools and slaves for gold ?

Si, quidquid vidit melius pejusve sua spe, Nee' medici credis, nec curatoris egere

Détixis oculis animoque et corpore torpet ?

5 Insani sapicos nomen ferat, æquus iniqui; A priptore dati; rerum ? tutela mcaruin Cum sis, et prave sectum stomacheris ob unguem,

Ultra quam satis est, virtutem si p tat ipsam. De te pendentis, te respicientis amici. {* lives,

I nunc, argentum et marinor 'vetus, æraque et

artes Ad summam, sapiens uno 'ininor est Jove, Liber, "bonoratus, -pulcher, ørex denique regum;

Suspice : cum geminis Tyrios mirare colores : Præcipue sanus, nisi cum pituita molesta est.

Gaude, quod spectant oculi te 'mille loquentem :

Gnavus lo mane forum, et vespertinus pete tectum; EPISTOLA VI.

"Neplus fruinenti dotalibus emetat agris

Mutus et (in liguunn; quod sit pejoribus ortus) Nii, admirari, prope res est una, Numici, 13 Hic tibi sit potius, quam tu mirabilis illi. Sulaque qur pussit facere et servare bcatum, 13 Quicquiil sub terra cst, in apticum proferet ætas;

" Hunc solemn, et stellas, et decedentir certis Defodiet condetque nitentia. cum bene nutuin Tempora momcutis, sunt qui " formidine nulla, Porticus Agrippe, et via te conspexerit Appi; Imbuti spectent

13 quid censes, munera terre? Ire tamen festat, Nura 16 quo devenit et incus. Quid, waris extreinos Arabas '* ditantis it lados? 16 Si latus aut renus Diorbo tentantur aiuto,

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Would ye be ' blest ? despise low joys, low gains ; | Whom honour with your hand : to make remarks, Disvain whatever Cornbury disdains;

Who' rules in Cornwall, or who rules in Berks : Be virtuous, and be happy for your pains.

“ This may be troublesome, is near the chair: 2 But art thou one, whom new opinions sway, That makes three members, this can chuse a mayor." One who believes as Tindal leads the way,

Instructed thus, you bow, embrace, protest, Who virtue and a church alike disowns,

Adopt him ? son, or cousin at the least, Thinks that but words, and this but brick and stones? Then turn about, and ' laugh at your own jest. Fly 3 then on all the wings of wild desire,

Or if your life be one continued treat,
Admire whate'er the maddest can admire:

If * to live well means nothing but to eat;
Is wealth thy passion ? Hence! from pole to pole, Up, up! crics Gluttony, 'tis break of day,
Where winds can carry, or where waves can roll, Go drive the deer, and drag the finny prey;
For Indian spices, for Peruvian gold,

With hounds and horns go hunt an appetite Prevent the greedy, or outbid the bold:

So Russel did, but could not eat at night; * Advance thy golden mountain to the skies; Call’d happy dog! the beggar at his door, On the broad base of fifty thousand rise,

And envy'd thirst and hunger to the poor. Add one round hundred, and (if that's not fair) Orshall we

every decency confound; Add fifty more, and bring it to a square.

Through taverns, stews, and bagnio's take our round; For, mark th' advantage; just so many score, Go dine with Chartres, in each vice outdo Will gain a ' wife with half as many more,

?K-I's lewd cargo, or Ty—y's crew; Procure her beauty, make that beauty chaste, From Latian syrens, French Circæan feasts, And then such 6 friends-as cannot fail to last. Return well travell’d, and transform'd to beasts; A’man of wealth is dubhd a man of worth, Or for a titled punk, or foreign flame, Venus shall give him form, and Anstis birth. Renounce our 8 country and degrade our name? (Believe me, many a ® German prince is worse, If, after all, we must with 'Wilmot own, Who proud of pedigree is poor of purse)

The cordial drop of life is love alone, His wealth brave Timon gloriously confounds; And Swift cry wisely, “ Vive la bagatelle !" Ask for a groat, he gives a hundred pounds; The man that loves and laughs, must sure do well, Or if three ladies like a luckless play,

10 Adieu—if this advice appear the worst, Takes the whole house upon the poet's day. E'en take the counsel which I gave you first : 10 Now, in such exigencies not to need,

Or better precepts if you can impart,
Upon my word, you must be rich indeed;

Why do, I'll follow them with all my heart.
A noble superfluity it craves,
Not for yourself, but for your fools and knaves;
Something, which for your honour they may cheat,
And which it much becomes you to forget.
11 If wealth alone then make and keep us blest,

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Still, still be getting, never, never rest.

12 But if to power and place your passion lie, If in the pomp of life consist the joy ; Then 13 hire a slave, or (if you will) a lord, To do the honours, and to give the word; Tell at your levee, as the crouds approach, The reflections of Horace, and the judgments past To whom 14 to nod, whom take into your coach in his cpistle to Augustus, seemed so seasonable to

the present times, that I could not belp applying Quare fugam morbi. 'vis recte vivere? quis non?

them to the use of my own country. The author Si virtus hoc una potest dare, fortis omissis

thought them considerable enough to address them Hoc age deliciis.

to his prince; whom he paints with all the great 2 virtntem verba putes, et

and good qualities of a monarch, upon whom the Lucum ligna? cave ne portus occupet alter;

Romans depended for the increase of an absolute Ne Cibyratica, ne Bithyna negotia perdas :

empire. But to make the poem entirely English, * Mille talenta rotundentur, totidem altera, porro et

I was willing to add one or two of those which conTertia succedant, et quæ pars quadret acervum. Scilicet uxorem cum dote, fidemque, et “amicos, Porrigere: ' Hic multum in Fabia valet ille Velina : Et genus, et formam, regina' Pecunia donat; Cui libet, is faces dabit ; eripietque curule, Ac bene nummatum decorat Suadela, Venusque. Cui volet, importunus ebur: Frater, Pater, adde: Mancipiis locuples, eget aris Capadocum rex : Ut cuique est atas, ita quemque ' facetus adopta. Ne fueris hic tu. chlamydes Lucullus, ut aiunt, Si 4 bene qui conat, bene vivit; lucet : eamus Si posset centum scenæ præbere rogatus, [habebo Quo ducit gula : piscemur, venemur, ut solim Quî possum tot ? ait: tamen et quæram, et quot Gargilius: qui mane plagas, venabula, servos, Mittam : post paulo scribit, sibi millia quinque Differtum transire foruin populumque jubebat, Esse domi chlamydum: partem, vel tolleret omnes. Unus ut e multis populo spectante referret 10 Exilis domus est, ubi non et multa supersunt, Emptum molus aprum. crudi, tumidique lavemur, Et dominum fallunt, et prosunt furibus. " ergo, Quii deceat, quid non, obliti; Cærite cera Si res sola potest facere et serrare beatum,

Digni; ? reinigium vitiosum ithacensis Clyssei; Hoc primus repetas opus, hoc postremus omittas. Cui potior & patria fuit interelicta voluptas. 12 Si fortunatum species et gratia præstat,

Si, Mimnerinus uti censet, sine amore jocisque, 13 Mercemur servum, qui dictet nomina, lævum Nil est jucundum; vivas in amore jocisque. Qui fodicet latus, et 14 cogai trans pondera dex- Vive, rale. si quid povisti rectius istis, tram

Candidus imperti; si non, his utere mecuni.

TO AUGUSTUI.

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