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UAE virtus et quanta, boni, fit vivere parvo, (Nec meus hic fermo ; sed quae praecepit

Ofellus, Rufticus, - abnormis Sapiens, crasaque Minerva) Discite, non inter lances menfasque nitentes; Cum ftupet infanis acies fulgoribus, et cum Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat: • Verum hic impranfi mecum difquirite. Cur hoc? Dicam, fi potero. male verum examinat omnis Corruptus judex. Leporem sectatus, equove Laffus ab indomito; vel (fi Romana fatigat Militia assuetum graecari) seu pila velox, Molliter austerum ftudio fallente laborem ; Seu te discus agit, pete cedentem aera disco: Cum labor extulerit fastidia ; ficcus, inanis, Sperne cibum vilem : nifi Hymettia mella Falerno, Ne biberis, diluta. i foris est promus, et atrum

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VER. S. a gilt Buffet's reflected pride Turns you from found Philosophy aside ;) More forcibly and happily expressed than the original, acclinis falsis; tho' that be very elegant.

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HAT, and how great, the Virtue and the Art !

To live on little with a chearful heart; (A doctrine fage, but truly none of mine) Let's talk, my friends, but talk before we dine. · Not when a gilt Buffet's reflected pride

: Turns you from sound Philosophy aside; Not when from plate to plate your eyeballs roll, And the brain dances to the mantling bowl.

Hear BETHEL's Sermon, one not vers'd in schools, But strong in sense, and wise without the rules.

Go work, hunt, exercise ! (he thus began) Then scorn a homely dinner, if you can. | Your wine lock'd up, your Butler strollid abroad, Or fifh deny'd (the river yet unthawid)

Nores. Ver. 9. Bethel.] The same to whom several of Mr. Pope's Letters are addressed.

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Defendens pisces hiemat mare: cum fale panis
Latrantem ftomachum bene leniet. unde putas, aut
Quî partum ? non in caro nidore voluptas
Summa, sed in teipfo eft. tu pulmentaria quaere
Sudando, pinguem vitiis albumque neque oftrea,
Nec scarus, aut poterit peregrina juvare lagois.

k Vix tamen eripiam, pofito pavone, velis quin
Hoc potius quam.gallina tergere palatum;
Corruptus vanis rerum : quia veneat auro
Rara avis, et picta pandat spectacula cauda:
Tamquam ad rem attineat quidquam. Num vesceris

ista, Quam laudas, pluma ? coctove num adeft honor idem? Carne tamen quamvis diftat nihil hac, magis illa; Imparibus formis deceptum te patet. esto. Unde datum sentis, lupus hic, Tiberinus, an alto Captus hiet? pontesne inter jactatus, an amnis Ostia sub Tusci? laudas, insane, trilibrem Mullum; in fingula quem minuas pulmenta neceffe eft. Ducit te species, video. quo pertinet ergo Proceros odisse lupos ? quia scilicet illis Majorem natura modum dedit, his breve pondus. Jejunus raro ftomachus vulgaria temnit.

m Porre&tum magno magnum spectare catino Villen, ait Harpyiis gula digna rapacibus, at vos

Notes. VER. 25. Oldfield] This eminent Glutton ran thro' a

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