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Judice condiderit laudatus CAESARE? fi quis Opprobriis dignum laceraverit, integer ipfe?

T. Solventur rifu tabulae: tu miffus abibis.

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NOTES.

VER. 153. F. Indeed?] Hor.
"Solventur rifu tabulae."

Some Critics tells us, it is want of Tafte to put this line in the mouth of Trebatius. But our Poet confutes this cenfure, by fhewing how well the, fenfe of it agrees to his Friend's Character. The Lawyer is cautious and fearful; but as foon as Sir ROBERT, the Patron both of Law and Gofpel, is

Such as Sir ROBERT would approve--

F. Indeed?

The Cafe is alter'd---you may then proceed;

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In fuch a cause the Plaintiff will be hiss'd, 155 My Lords the Judges laugh, and you're dismiss'd.

NOTES.

named as approving them, he changes his note, and, in the language of old Plouden, owns, the Cafe is alter'd. Now was it not as natural, when Horace had given a hint, that Augustus himself supported him, for Trebatius, a Court Advocate, who had been long a Client to him and his uncle, to confefs the Cafe was alter'd?

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SECOND BOOK

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HORA CE.

SATIRA II.

UAE virtus et quanta, boni, fit vivere parvo,

meus

(Nec meus hic fermo; fed quae praecepit

Ofellus,

Rufticus, abnormis Sapiens, craffaque Minerba) Difcite, non inter lances menfaque nitentes; Cum ftupet infanis acies fulgoribus, et cum Acclinis falfis animus meliora recufat:

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• Verum hic impranfi mecum difquirite. Cur

hoc?

Dicam, fi potero. male verum examinat omnis
Corruptus judex. Leporem fectatus, equove
Laffus ab indomito; vel (fi Romana fatigat
Militia affuetum Graecari) feu pila velox,
Molliter aufterum ftudio fallente laborem ;
Seu te difcus agit, pete cedentem aëra disco :
Cum labor extulerit faftidia ficcus, inanis,
Sperne cibum vilem: nifi Hymettia mella Falerno,
Ne biberis, diluta. foris eft promus, et atrum

NOTE S.

VER. 5, 6.—a gilt Buffet's reflected pride

Turns you from found Philofophy afte;] More forcibly and happily expreffed than the original, acclinis falfis ; though that be very elegant.

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