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Cui mustela procul, Si vis, ait, effugere iftinc;
Macra cavum repetes arctum, quem macra subisti.
Haec ego fi compellor imagine, cuncta resigno;
Nec somnum plebis laudo satur altilium, nec
tia divitiis Arabum liberrima muto.
Saepe verecundum laudasti: Rexque, Paterque
Audisti coram, nec verbo parcius absens :
Inspice, fi poffum donata reponere laetus.

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But having:amply stuff’d his sking..
Could not get out as he got in:
Which one telonging to the House.
('Twas not a Man, it was a Mouse)
Observing, cry'd, “ You scape not so,
« Lean as you came, Sir, you must go.”

Sir, you may spare your Application,
I'm no such Beast, nor his Relation;
Nor one that Temperance advance,
Cramm'd to the throat with Ortolans:
Extremely ready to resign
All that may make me none of mine.
South-sea Subscriptions take who please,
Leave me but Liberty and Ease.
'Twas what I said to Craggs and Child,
Who prais'd my Modesty, and smild.
Give me, I cry'd, (enough for me)
My Bread, and Independency !
So bought an Annual Rent or two,
And livd - just as you see I do;
Near fifty, and without a Wife,
I trust that sinking Fund, my Life.
Can I retrench? Yes, mighty well,
Shrink back to my Paternal Cell,

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Notes. VER. 66. Craggs and Chill,) Mr. Craggs gave him fome South-sea subscriptions. He was so indifferent about them as to neglect making any benef.t of them. He used to say it was a satisfaction to him that he did not grow rich (as he might have done) by the public calamity. IBA

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Parvum parva decent, mihi jam non regia Roma, Sed vacuum Tibur placet, aut imbelle Tarentum.

Strenuus et fortis, causisque Philippus agendis Clarus, etc.

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A little House, with Trees a-row,
And, like its Mafter, very low.
There dy'd my Father, no man's Debtor,
And there I'll die, nor worse nor better.
To set this matter full before

ye;
Our old Friend Swift will tell his Story,

“ Harley, the Nation's great Support," But you may read it, I stop short,

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OC erat in votis: modus agri non ita magnus,

Hortus ubi, et tecto vicinus jugis aquae fons, Et paulum filvae fuper his foret. auctius, atque Dî melius fecere. bene eft. 'nil amplius oro, Maia nate, nisi ut propria haec mihi munera faxis. Si neque majorem feci ratione mala rem, Nec fum facturus vitio culpave minorem: Si veneror ftultus nihil horum, O fi angulus ille Proximus accedat, qui nunc denormat agellum! O fi urnam argenti fors quae mihi monstret ! ut illi, Thefauro invento qui mercenarius agrum Illum ipsum mercatus aravit, dives amico Hercule: fi, quod adeft, gratum juvat: hac prece

te oro, Pingue pecus domino facias, et caetera praeter

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