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UAE virtus et quanta, boni, fit vivere parvo, (Nec meus hic fermo; fed quae praecepit

Ofellus, Rusticus, & abnormis Sapiens, crasaque Minerva) Difcite, e non inter lances menfasque nitentes ; Cum stupet infanis acies fulgoribus, et cum Acclinis falfis animus meliora recusat: «Verum hic impransi mecum difquirite. Cur hoc? Dicam, fi potero. male verum examinat omnis Corruptus judex. Leporem sectatus, equove Laffus ab indomito; vel (fi Romana fatigat Militia affuetum graecari) seu pila velox, Molliter austerum studio fallente laborem; Seu te discus agit, pete cedentem aëra disco: Cum labor extulerit fastidia; ficcus, inanis, Sperne cibum vilem: nifi Hymettia mella Falerno, Ne biberis, diluta. iforis est promus, et atrum

NOTES. VER. 5. a gilt Buffet's reflected pridemTurns you from found Philosophy aside ;] More forcibly and happily expressed than the original acclinis falsis ; tho' that be very elegant.

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THAT, and how great, the Virtue and the Art

To live on little with a chearful heart; b(A doctrine fage, but truly none of mine) Let's talk, my friends, but talk · before we dine. · Not when a gilt Buffet's reflected pride

5 Turns you from sound Philosophy aside; ; Not when from plate to plate your eyeballs roll, And the brain dances to the mantling bowl. Hear BETHEL's Sermon, one not vers'd in schools, But strong in fenfe, and wise without the rules. Io

Go work, hunt, exercise! (he thus began) Then scorn a homely dinner, if you can. i Your wine lock'd up, your Butler stroll'd abroad, Or fish deny'd (the river yet unthaw'd)

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NOTES. VER. 9. Bethel.] The same to whom several of Mr, Pope's Letters are addressed.

Defendens pisces hiemat mare: cum fale panis
Latrantem stomachum bene leniet. unde putas, aut
Quî partum? non in caro nidore voluptas
Summa, sed in teipfo eft. tu pulmentaria quaere
Şudando. pinguem vitiis albumque neque ostrea,
Nec scarus, aut poterit peregrina juvare lagoïs.

k Vix tamen eripiam, pofito pavone, velis quin
Hoc potius quam gallina tergere palatum;
Corruptus vanis rerum: quia veneat auro
Rara avis, et picta pandat spectacula cauda:
Tamquam ad rem attineat quidquam. Num vef-

ceris ifta, Quam laudas, pluma? coctove num adeft honor

idem? Carne tamen quamvis distat nihil hac, magis illa; Imparibus formis deceptum te patet, esto. Unde datum sentis, lupus hic, Tiberinus, an alto Captus hiet? pontesne inter jactatus, an amnis Ostia sub Tusci? 'laudas, insane, trilibrem Mullum ; in singula quem minuas pulmenta necesse

eft. Ducit te species, video. quo pertinet ergo Proceros odisse lupos ? quia fcilicet illis Majorem natura modum dedit, his breve pondus. Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.

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If then plain bread and milk will do the feat, 15 The pleasure lies in you, and not the meat.

* Preach as I please, I doubt our curious men Will chuse a pheasant still before a hen; Yet hens of Guinea full as good I hold, Except you eat the feathers green and gold. 20 " Of carps and mullets why prefer the great, (Tho'cut in pieces ere my Lord can eat) Yet for small Turbots such esteem profess? Because God made these large, the other less.

m Porrectum magno magnum spectare catino
Vellem, ait Harpyiis gula digna rapacibus. At vos,
"Praesentes Austri, coquite horum opsonia: quam-

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Putet aper rhombufque recens, mala copia quando
Aegrum sollicitat stomachum ; cum rapula plenus
Atque acidas mavult inulas. 'necdum omnis abacta
Pauperies epulis regum: nam vilibus ovis
Nigrisque est oleis hodie locus. Haud ita pridem
Galloni praeconis erat acipensere mensa
Infamis. quid ? tum rhombos minus aequora alebant?
p Tutus erat rhombus, tutoque ciconia nido,
Donec vos auctor docuit praetorius. ergo
9 Si quis nunc mergos suaves edixerit asos,
Parebit pravi docilis Romana juventus.

Sordidus a tenui victus distabit, Ofello
Judice: nam fruftra vitium vitaveris istud,

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NOTES.
VER. 25. Oldfield] This eminent Glutton ran thro' a for-
tune of fifteen hundred pounds a year in the simple luxury of
good eating

Ver. 26. a whole Hog barbecu’d!] The Poet has here given
a beauty equivalent to that in the Original,

Porrectum magno magnum spectare catino,
which, by the slowness of the Syllables, where four spondees
follow one another, well expresses the enormous bulk of the
fish which the Glutton pray'd for.

Ibid. Hog barbecu’d, etc.) A West Indian term of gluttony,

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