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Gaude, quod spectant oculi te mille loquentem :

Gnavus P mane forum, et vespertinus pete tectum ;

• Ne plus frumenti dotalibus emetat agris

Mutus et indignum ; quod fit pejoribus ortus)

Hic tibi fit potius, quam tu mirabilis illi.

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Quicquid fub terra eft, in apricum proferet aetas;

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Ire tamen restat, Nuina ' quo devenit et Ancus.

* Si latus aut renes morbo tentantur acuto,

If not fo pleas'd, at Council-board rejoice,
To see their judgments hang upon thy Voice; 35
From P morn to night, at Senate, Rolls, and Hall,
Plead much, read more, dine late, or not at all.
But wherefore all this labour, all this ftrife?
For 9 Fame, for Riches, for a noble Wife?
Shall - One whom Nature, Learning, Birth, con-

spir’d
To form, not to admire but be admir'd,
Sigh, while his Chloe blind to Wit and Worth
Weds the rich Dulness of fome Son of earth?
Yet" Time ennobles, or degrades each Line;
It brighten's CRAGGs's, and may darken thine: 45
And what is Fame? the Meanest have their day, :
The Greatest can but blaze, and pass away.
Grac'd as thou art, with all the Pow'r of Words,
So known, so honour'd, at the House of Lords;
Conspicuous Scene! another yet is nigh,

50 (More filent far) where Kings and Poets lie; Where MURRAY (long enough his Country's pride) Shall be no more than Tully, or than Hyde!

w Rack'd with Sciatics, martyr'd with the Stone, Will any mortal let himself alone?

55 See Ward by batter'd Beaus invited over, And desp’rate Misery lays hold on Dover. The case is easier in the Mind's disease; There all Men may be cur’d, whene'er they please.

Quaere fugam morbi. * vis recte vivere ? quis non?

Si virtus hoc una poteft dare, fortis omissis

Hoc age deliciis.

Y virtutem verba putes, et

Lucum ligna ?' cave ne portus occupet alter :

Ne Cibyratica, ne Bithyna negotia perdas:

• Mille talenta rotundentur, totidem altera, porro et

Tertia fuccedant, et quae pars quadret acervum.

Scilicet b uxorem cum dete, fidemque, et amicos,

Et genus, et formam, regina · Pecunia donat;

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VER. 65. Who Virtue and a Church alike disowns,] The

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Would ye be * bleft? despise low Joys, low Gains ;
Disdain whatever CORNBURY disdains; 61
Be virtuous, and be happy for your pains.

y But art thou one, whom new opinions sway,
One who believes as Tindal leads the way,
Who Virtue and a Church alike disowns, 65
Thinks that but words, and this but brick and stones?
Fly 2 then, on all the wings of wild desire,
Admire whate'er the maddeft can admire :
Is Wealth thy passion? Hence! from Pole to Pole,
Where winds can carry, or where waves can roll, 170
For Indian spices, for Peruvian Gold,
Prevent the greedy, and out-bid the bold:
• Advance thy golden Mountain to the skies;
On the broad base of fifty thousand rise,
Add one round hundred, and (if that's not fair) 75
Add fifty more, and bring it to a square.
For, mark th' advantage ; just so many score
Will gain a

Wife with half as many more, Procure her beauty, make that beauty chaste, And then such c Friends—as cannot fail to last. 80 A Man of wealth is dubb’d a Man of worth, Venus shall give him Form, and Anstis Birth. (Believe me, many a German Prince is worse, Who proud of Pedigree, is poor of Purse)

Notes. one appears from his party pamphlets ; the other, from his Rights of the Chriflian Churib.

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Ne fueris hic tu, f chlamydes Lucullus, ut aiunt,
Si poffet centum scenae praebere rogatus,
Qui possum tot? ait: tamen et quaeram, et quat

habebo
Mittam: poft paulo scribit, fibi millia quinque
Elle domi chlamydum: partem, vel tolleret omnes.
& Exilis domus eft, ubi non et multa supersunt,
Et dominum fallunt, et profunt furibus. ergo,
Si res fola poteft facere et fervare beatum,
Hoc primus repetas opus, hoc poftremus omittas.

Si fortunatum species et gratia praeftat,
* Mercemur servum, qui dietet nomina, laevum
Qui fodicet latus, et cogat trans pondera dextram
Porrigere: - Hic multum in Fabia valet, ille Valina :
Cui libet, is fasces dabit; eripietque curule,

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NOTES. VER. 86. Or if three Ladies like a lucklefs Play,] The common reader, I am sensible, will be always more foli. citous about the names of these three Ladies, the unlueky Play, and every other crifling circumftance that attended this piece of gallantry, than for the explanation of our Author's sense, or the illustration of his poetry ; even where he is moft moral and subliine. But had it been in Mr. Pope's purpose to indulge so impertinent a curiosity, he had sought elsewhere for a commentator on his writings.

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