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Oh blast it, (n) fouth-winds! till a stench exhale
Rank as the ripeness of a rabbit's tail.
By what criterion do ye eat, d'ye think,
If this is priz'd for sweetness, that for ttink?

39 When the tir'd glutton labours through a treat, He finds no relish in the sweeteit meat, He calls for something bitter, fomething four, And the rich fealt concludes extremely poor : (0) Cheap eggs, and herbs, and olives itill we fee; Thus much is leit of old fimplicity!

36 () The robin-red-breait till of late had reft, And children facred held a martin's neit, Till becca-ficos foid lo dev’lith dear To one that was, or would have been, a peer. 40 (7) Let me extol a cat, on oysters fed, I'll have a party at the Bedford-head;


(1) Præsentes Auftri, coquite horum opfonja:

quamquam Putet aper rhornbusque recens, mala copia quando Ægrum follicitat ftomachum; cum rapula plenus Atque acidas mavult inulas. (o) necdum omnis

abacta Pauperies epulis regum: nam vilibus ovis Nigrisque eit oleis hodie locus. Haud ita pridem Galloni præconis erat acipensere menfa Infamis. quid ? tum rhombos minus æquora alebant (p) Tutus erat rhombus, tutoque ciconia nido, Donec vos aụctor docuit prætorius, ergo (9) Si quis nunc mergos suaves edixerit afos, Parebit pravi docilis Romana juventus.

Ver. 42. Bedford-bead;] A famous eating-house.



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Or ev'n to crack like crawfish recommend;
I'd never doubt at court to make a friend.

(r) 'Tis yet in vain, I own, to keep a pother 45
About one vice, and fall into the other :
Between excess and famine lies a mean;
Plain, but not fordid; tho' not fplendid, clean.

(s) Avidien, or his wife, (no matter which,
For him you'll call a (1) dog, and her a bitch,) 5°
Sell their presented partridges, and fruits,
And humbly live on rabbits and on roots :
(u) One half-piot bottle serves them both to dine
And is at once their vinegar and wine.
But on some (x) lucky day (as when they found
A lost bank-bill, or heard their son was drown'd).
At such a feast, (y) old vinegar to spare,
Is what two souls so gen’rous cannot bear :
Oil, though it stink, they drop by drop impart,
But fowse the cabbage with a bounteous heart. 62

(2)He knows to live, who keeps the middle state, And neither leans on this side, nor on that ;


(r) Sordidus a tenui victus diftabit, Ofello Judice: nam fruftra vitium vitaveris istud, Si te alio pravus detorferis. (s) Avidienus, (1) Cui canis ex vero ductum cognomen adhieret, Quinquennes oleas est, et sylvestria corna ; (u) Ac, nisi mutatum, parcit defundere vinum; et Cujus odorem olei nequeas perferre (licebit Ille repotia, natales, aleofque dierum (x) Festos albatus celebret) cornu ipse bilibri Caulibus inftillat, (1") veteris non parcus aceti.

Quali igitur vietu fapiens utetur, et horum Utrum imitabitur? hac crget lupus, hac canis, aiunt, (2) Mundus erit, qua non offendat fordibus, atque


Nor (a) stops, for one bad cork his butler's

pay, Swears, like Albutius, a good cook away; Nor lets, like (b) Nævius, ey’ry error pass, 65 The musty wine, foul cloth, or greasy glass. (C) Now hear what blessings Temperance can

bring : (Thus said our friend, and what he said I fing:) (d) First health: The stomach (cramm'd from ev'ry dish.

69 A tomb of boil'd•and roast, and flesh and fish. Where bile, and wind, and phlegm, and acid jar, And all the man is one intestine war) Remembers oft (e) the schoolboy's fimple fare, The temp?rate sleeps, and spirits light as air.

(f) How pale each worshipful and rey’rend guest Rise from a clergy, or a city feast ! What life in all that ample body, fay? What heav'nly particle inspires the clay?


In neutram partem cultus miser. (a) Hic neque

servis Albuti senis exemplo, dum munia didit, Sevus erit; nec fic ut fimplex (b) Nævius, unétam Convivis præbebit aquam; vitium hoc quoque mag


(c) Accipe nunc, vi&tus tenuis quæ quantaque

fecum Afferat. (a) In primis valeas bene; nam variæ res Ut noceant homini, credas memor illius efcæ, Quæ fimplex (e) olim tibi federit. at fimul ailis Miscueris elixa, fimul conchylia turdis; Dulcia fe in bilem vertent, stomachoque tumultum Lenta feret petuita. (f) Vides, ut pullidus omnis Cæna defurgat dubia ? quin corpus onultum


The foul subsides, and wickedly inclines To seem but mortal, ev’n in sound divines. 80 (8) On morning-wings how active springs the

mind That leaves the load of yesterday behind ? How easy ev'ry labour it pursues ? How coming to the poet ev'ry muse? (b) Not but we may exceed, some holy time, 85 Or tir'd in search of truth, or search of rhyme; Ill health some just indulgence may engage, And more the sickness of long life, old age ; (i) For fainting age what cordial drop remains, If our intemp’rate youth the vessel drains ?

90 (k) Our fathers prais'd rank ven’son. You sup

Perhaps, young men! our fathers had no nose.
Not so: a buck was then a week's repast,
And 'twas their point, I ween, to make it last;
Hesternis vitiis animum quoque prægravat una,
Atque afligit humo divinæ particulam aure.

(8) Alter, ubi dicto citius curata sopori Membra dedit, vegetus præfcripta ad munia surgit. (b) Hic tamen ad melius poterit transcurrere

quondam; Sive diem feftum rediens advexerit annus, Seu recreare volet tenuatum corpus: ubique' Accedent anni, et tractari mollius ætas Imbecilla volet. (i) Tibi quidnam accedet ad iftam, Quam puer et validus prälumis, mollitiem; seu Dura valetudo inciderit, seu tarda senectus ? (k) Rancidum aprum antiqui laudabant: non

quia nasus Illis nullus erat; sed, credo, hac mente, quod hofpes



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More pleas'd to keep it till their friends could come,

95 Than eat the sweetest by themselves at home. (1) Why had not I in those good times my birth, Ere coxcomb-pyes or coxcombs were on earth?

Unworthy he, the voice of Fame to hear, (m) That sweetest music to an honest ear; For 'faith, Lord Fanny! you are in the wrong, The world's good word is better than a song.) Who has not learn’d, (n) fresh surgeon and ham

Руе Are no rewards for want, and infamy ! When luxury has lickd up all thy pelf, Curs'd be thy (o) neighbours, thy trustees, thyself, To friends, to fortune, to mankind a shame, Think how pofterity will treat thy name; And (v) buy a rope, that future times may tell Thou hast at least beftow'd one penny well. (9)“ Right,” cries his Lordship, “ for a rogue

in need " To have a taste is insolence indeed :




Tardius adveniens vitiatum commodius, quam Integram edax dominus consumeret. (?) hos uti.

nam inter Heroas natum tellus me prima tuliffet.

(m) Das aliquid famæ, quæ carmine gratior aurem Occupet humanam? grandes rhombi, patinæque. Grande ferunt una (n) cum damno dedecus, adde (6) Iratum patruum, vicinos, te tibi iniquum, Et frustra mortis cupidum, cum deerit egenti ) As, laquei pretium. (9) Jure, inquit, Trausius istis

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