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Be ftruck with bright - Brocade, or Tyrian Dye,
Our Birth-day Nobles' splendid Livery.
If not fo pleas’d, at Council. board rejoice,
To see their Judgments hang upon thy Voice;

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 strife ?
For 4 Fame, for Riches, for a noble Wife?
Shall One whom Nature, Learning, Birth conspir'd
To form, not to admire but be admir'd,
Sigh, while his Chloe blind to Wit and Worth
Weds the rich Dulness of some Son of earth ?
Yet s Time ennobles, or degrades each Line ;
It brightend CRAGGs's, and may darken thine : 45
And what is Fame ? the Meaneft 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,
(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 mortal let himself alone?

55 See Waid 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.

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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 ? z cave ne portus occupet alter :

Ne Cibyratica, ne Bithyna negotia perdas :

a Mille talenta rotundentur, totidem altera, porro et

Tertia succedant, et quae pars quadret acervum.

Scilicet b uxorem cum dote, fidemque, et e amicos.

Et genus, et formam, regina d Pecunia donat;

Ac bene nummatum decorat Saudela, Venusque.

Mancipiis locuples, eget aeris e Cappadocum Rex

Ne fueris hic tu. f chlamydes Lucullus, ut aiunt,


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 what'ere the maddeit can admire : Is Wealth thy passion ? Hence! from Pole to Pole, Where winds can carry, or where waves can roll, 70 For Indian spices, for Peruvian Gold, Prevent the greedy, and out-bid the bold : a 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; juft so many score Will gain a b Wife with half as many more, Procure her beauty, make that beauty chafte, And then such c Friends-as cannot fail to last. 80 A Man of wealth is dubb'd a Man of worth, Venus Thall give him Form, and Anstis Birth. (Believe me, many a e German Prince is worse, Who proud of Pedigree is poor of Purse) His Wealth brave f Timon gloriously confounds; 85 Alk'd for a groat, he gives a hundred pounds;

Si poflet centum scenae praebere rogatus,
Qui possum tot ? ait: tamen et quaeram, et quot

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

i Si fortunatum fpecies et gratia praestat, * Mercemur fervum, qui dictet nomina, laevum Qui fodicet latus, et ' cogat trans pondera dextram Porrigere : m Hic multum in Fabia valet, ille Velina: Cui libet, is fasces dabit ; eripietque curule, Cui volet, importunus ebur: Frater, Pater, adde: Ut cuique est aetas, ita quemque o facetus adopta. Si p bene qui coenat, bene vivit ; lucet : eamus



Or if three Ladies like a luckless Play,
Take the whole House upon the Poet's day.
8 Now, in such exigencies not to need,
Upon my word, you must be rich indeed;

A nobler superfluity it craves,
Not for yourself but for your Fools and Knaves ;
Something, which for your Honour they may cheat,
And which it much becomes you to forget.

If Wealth alone then make and keep us blest, 95 Still, still be getting, never, never rest.

i But if to Pow'r and Place your passion lie, If in the Pomp of Life consist 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 I to nod, whom take into your Coach, Whom honour with your hand : to make remarks, Who m 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."
Instructed thus, you bow, embrace, proteft,
Adopt him " Son, or Cousin at the least,
Then turn about, and • laugh at your own Jeft.

Or if your life be one continu'd Treat,
If ? to live well means nothing but to eat;
Up, up' cries Gluttony, 'tis break of day.
Go drive the Deer, and drag the finny-prey ;



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