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With ardent llafe cach Candidate of Fame
REST by the Load of Life, the weary Mind
Surveys the general Toil of Human-kind; With cool Submillion joins the labouring Train, And focial Sorrow, loses half its Pain : Our anxious Bard, without Complaint, may share This bustling Season's epidemic Care. Like Cæsar's Pilot, dignify'd by Fate, Tost in one common Storm with all the Great ; Distrest alike, the Statesman and the Wit, When one a Borough courts, and one the Pit. The busy Candidates for Power and Fame, Have Hopes and Fears, and Wishes, just the same ; Disabled both to combat, or to fly, Must hear all Taunts, and hear without Reply, Uncheck'd on both, loud Rabbles vent their Rage, As Mongrels bay the Lion in a Cage. Th' offended Burgess hoards his angry Tale For that blest Year when all that vote may 5
Their Schemes of Spite the Poet's Foes dismiss,
L 0 N 2 O
PO E M.
la IMITATION of the
THIRD SATIRE OF JUVENAL.
Quis inepta Tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se? Juv.
(a) HO' Grief and Fondness in my Breast THO
rebel, When injur'd THALES bids the Town farewell, Yet ftill my calmer Thoughts his Choice commend, I praise the Hermit, but regret the Friend, Who now refolves from Vice, and LONDON far, To breathe in distant Fields a purer Air, And, fix'd on Cambria’s folitary Shore, Give to St. David one true Briton more.
JU V. Sat. III.
(a) Quamvis digressu veteris confusus amici ; Laudo, tamen, vacuis quod fedem figere Cumis Deftinet, atque unum civem donare Sibylla.
(6) For (6) For who wou'd leave, unbrib'd, Hibernid's
Land, Or change the Rocks of Scotland for the Strand? There none are swept by sudden Fate away, But all whom Hunger spares, with Age decay: Here Malice, Rapine, Accident, conspire, And now a Rabble rages, now a Fire ; Their Ambush here relentless Ruffians lay, And here the fell Attorney prowls for Prey: Here falling Houses thunder on your Head, And here a female Atheist talks you dead. ( While THALES waits the Wherry that con
A tranfient Calm the happy Scenes bestow,
(b) Ego vel Prochytam præpona Suburre,
t Queen Elizabetb born at Greenwich.