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Balnea, 6 tonfores; conducto navigio aeque

Naufeat, ac locuples quem ducit priva triremis.

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62 Si curatus inaequali tonfore capillos

Occurro; rides. fi forte fubucula pexae
Trita fubeft tunicae, vel fi toga diffidet imper:
Rides, quid, 63 mea cum pugnat fententia fecum;
Quod petiit, fpernit; repetit quod nuper omifit;
64 Aeftuar, & vitae difconvenit ordine toto;

65 Diruit, aedificat, mutat quadrata rotundis?

If

66 Infanire putas folennia me, neque rides,

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Nec 67 medici credis, nec curatoris egere

A praetore dati; rerum 8 tutela mearum

Cum fis, & prave fectum ftomacheris ob unguem,

De te pendentis, te refpicientis amici,

Prefer a new Japanner, to their fhoes,
Difcharge their Garrets, move their beds, and run
(They know not whither) in a Chaife and one ;
They hire their fculler, and when once aboard,
Grow fick and damn the climate- like a Lord. 160

62 You̟ laugh, half Beau, half Sloven if I ftand, My wig all powder, and all snuff my band; You laugh, if coat and breeches ftrangely vary, White gloves, and linen worthy Lady Mary!

But when 3 no Prelate's Lawn with hair-shirt lin'd, 165 Is half fo incoherent as my Mind,

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When (each opinion with the next at ftrife,
One 64 ebb and flow of follies all my life)

I s plant, root up; I build, and then confound;
Turn round to fquare, and fquare again to round; 170
66 You never change one muscle of your face,
You think this' Madnefs but a common cafe,
Nor 67 once to Chanc'ry, nor to Hale apply ;
Yet hang your lip, to fee a Seam awry!
Careless how ill I with myself agree,

Kind to my drefs, my figure, not to Me.
Is this my 68 Guide, Philofopher, and Friend?
'This he, who loves me, and who ought to mend ;
Who ought to make me (what he can, or none,)
That Man divine whom Wildom calls her own; 180
Great without Title, without Fortune blefs'd;
Rich 69 ev'n when plunder'd, honour'd while opprefs'd;

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NOTES.

VER. 182. when plunder'd) i, e. By the Public; which has rarely her revenge on her plunderers; and when she has, more rarely knows how to use it.

Ad fummam, fapiens uno 69 minor eft Jove,

dives,

Liber, 7 honoratus, 72 pulcher, 73 rex denique regum; Praecipue fanus, 75 nifi cum pituita molesta est.

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Lov'd 'without youth, and follow'd without pow'r;
At home, tho' exil'd; 72 free, tho' in the Tower;
In fhort, that reas'ning, high, inimortal Thing, 185
Juft 73 less than Jove, and 74 much above a King,
Nay, half in heav'n 75 except (what's mighty odd)
A Fit of Vapours clouds this Demy - God?

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