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Invitus facias, nec plura parare labores;

Ac potius, puer ut feftis Quinquatribus olim,
Exiguo gratoque fruaris tempore raptim.

Pauperies immunda procul procul abfit: ego, utrum
Nave ferar magna an parva; ferar unus et idem,
Non agimur tumidis velis Aquilone fecundo:
Non tamen adverfis aetatem ducimus Auftris.
Viribus, ingenio, fpecie, virtute, loco, re,
Extremi primorum, extremis ufque priores.

* Non es avarus: abi. quid? caetera jam fimul isto Cum vitio fugere? caret tibi pectus inani Ambitione? caret mortis formidine et ira?

Somnia, terrores magicos, miracula, fagas,
Nocturnos lemures, portentaque Thessala rides ?

VER. 312. Survey both worlds,] It is obfervable with what fobriety he has corrected the licentioufness of his Original, which made the expectation of another world a part of that fuperftition, he would explode; whereas his Imitator is only for removing the falfe terrors from the world of fpirits, fuch as the diablerie of witchcraft and purgatory.

'Tis one thing madly to difperfe my store;
Another, not to heed to treasure more;
Glad, like a Boy, to fnatch the first good day,
And pleas'd, if fordid want be far away.

f What is't to me (a paffenger God wot)
Whether my veffel be first-rate or not?
The fhip itfelf may make a better figure,
But I that fail, am neither lefs nor bigger.
I neither ftrut with ev'ry fav'ring breath,
Nor strive with all the tempeft in my teeth.
In pow'r, wit, figure, virtue, fortune, plac'd
Behind the foremost, and before the last.

295

"But why all this of Av'rice? I have none." I wish you joy, Sir, of a Tyrant gone; 305 But does no other lord it at this hour, As wild and mad? the Avarice of pow'r? Does neither Rage inflame, nor Fear appall? Not the black fear of death, that faddens all? With terrors round, can Reafon hold her throne, 31Q Defpife the known, nor tremble at th' unknown? Survey both worlds, intrepid and entire, In spite of witches, devils, dreams, and fire? Pleas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind, And count each birth-day with a grateful mind? 315

300

Natales grate numeras? ignofcis amicis ?

Lenior et melior fis accedente fenecta?

b

Quid te exemta levat fpinis de pluribus una?

Vivere fi recte nefcis, decede peritis.

Lufifti fatis, edifti fatis, atque bibisti :

Tempus abire tibi cft: ne potum largius aequo

Rideat, et pulfet lafciva decentius aetas.

Has life no fournefs, drawn so near its end;

Can'ft thou endure a foe, forgive a friend?

Has but melted the rough parts away,

age

As winter-fruits grow mild ere they decay?
Or will you think, my friend, your business done,
When, of a hundred thorns, you pull out one? 321

b Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
You've play'd, and lov'd, and eat, and drank your fill:
Walk fober off; before a sprightlier age
Comes titt'ring on, and shoves you from the stage:
Leave fuch to trifle with more grace and cafe, 326
Whom Folly pleases, and whofe Follies please.

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