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His Wealth brave ' Timon gloriously confounds 85
If Wealth alone then make and keep us bleft, 95 Still, still be getting, never, never rest.
. But if to Pow'r and Place your paffion lie, If in the Pomp of Lifo confift the joy ; Then k hire a Slave, or (if you will) a Lord To do the Honours, and to give the Word; Tell at your Levee, as the Crouds approach, To whom to nod, whom take into your Coach, Whom honour with your hand: to make remarks, Who "rules in Cornwall, or who rules in Berks : “ This may be troublesome, is near the Chair: 106 “ That makes three Members, this can chuse a * May'r."
Notes, Ver. 91. A noble super fiuity, etc.] These four lines are an admirable paraphrase on
Exilis domus eft, ubi non et multa supersunt,
Cui volet, importunus ebur : . Frater, Pater, adde:
Ut cuique est aetas, ita quemque o facetus adopta.
Si bene qui coenat, bene vivit: lucet, eamus
Quo ducit gula : piscemur, venemur, ut olim
Gargilius : qui mane plagas, venabula, servos,
Differtum tranfire forum populumque jubebat,
Unus ut e multis populo fpectante referret
Emtum mulus aprum. ' crudi, tumidique lavemur,
Quid deceat, quid non, obliti ; Caerite cera
Digni : rémigium vitiofum Ithacensis Ulyssei;
Cui potior patria fuit interdicta voluptas.
Si, Mimnermus uti censet, sine amore jocisque
Nil est jucandum ; vivas in amore jocisque.
w Vive, vale. fi quid novisti rectius iftis,
Candidus imperti : fi non, his utere mecum.
Instructed thus, you bow, embrace, proteft,
Or if your life be one continu'd Treat,
Or shall we ev'ry Decency confound, Thro' Taverns, Stews, and Bagnio's take our round, Go dine with Chartres, in each Vice out-do s K-l's lewd Cargo, or Ty-y's Crew, From Latian Syrens, French Circæan Feafts, Return well travell'd, and transform'd to Beafts, Or for a Titled Punk, or foreign Flame, 125 Renounce our Country, and degrade our Name?
If, after all, we muft with Wilmot own, The Cordial Drop of Life is Love alone, And Swift cry wisely, “ Vive la Bagatelle !" The Man that loves and laughs, muft sure do well. w Adieu --if this advice appear the worst, 131 E'en take the Counsel which I gave you first: Or better precepts if you can impart, Why do, I'll follow them with all my heart. .