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I'll do what Mead and Chefelden advise,
To keep these limbs, [x] and to preserve thefe eyes.
Not to [y] go back, is fomewhat to advance,
And men must walk at least before they dance.

Say, does thy [x] blood rebel, thy bofom move With wretched av'rice, or as wretched love? 56 Know, there are word sand fpells, which can control [a] Between the fits this fever of the foul: Know there are rhymes, which [b] fresh and fresh apply'd,

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Will cure the arrant'ft puppy of his pride. Be [c] furious, envious, flothful, mad, or drunk, [d] Slave to a wife, or vaffal to a punk,

[x] Non poitis oculo quantum contendere Lynceus;
Non tamen idcirco contemnas lippus inungi :
Nec, quia defperes invicti membra Glyconis,
Nodofa corpus nolis prohibere chiragra.
Eft quadam prodire [y] tenus, fi non datur ultra.
[] Fervet avaritia, miferoque cupidine pectus?
Sunt verba et voces, quibus hunc lenire dolorem
Poffis, et [a] magnam morbi deponere partem.
Laudis amore tumes? funt [b] certa piacula, quæ te
Ter pure lecto poterunt recreare libello.

[c] Invidus, iracundus, iners, vinofus, [d] amator;

NOTES.

Ver. 51. I'll do what Mead---] Mr Pope highly esteem. ed and loved this worthy man, whofe unaffected humanity and benevolence have ftifled much of that envy which his eminence in his profeffion would otherwiie have drawn out. Speaking of his obligations to this great phyfician and others of the faculty, in a letter to Mr Allen, about a month before his death, he fays, " There is no end of my kind treatment from the faculty; they are in general the most amiable companions, and the best friends, as well as the most learned men I know."

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A Switz, a High-dutch, or a Low-Dutch [e] bear; All that we aik is but a patient ear.

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[f] 'Tis the first virtue, vices to abhor; And the first wifdom to be fool no more. But to the world no [g] bugbear is fo great, As want of figure, and a small eftate. To either India fee the merchant fly, Scar'd at the spectre of pale Poverty! › See him, with pains of body, pangs of foul, Burn thro' the tropic, freeze beneath the pole! Wilt thou do nothing for a nobler end, Nothing, to make philofophy thy friend? To stop thy foolish views, thy long defires, 75 And [b] cafe thy heart of all that it admires? [i] Here, Wifdom calls: [k] "Seek Virtue first, be bold!

"As gold to filver, virtue is to gold."

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Nemo [e] adeo ferus eft, ut non mitefcere poffit, Si modo culturæ patientem commodet aurem.

[f] Virtus eft, vitium, fugere; et fapientia prima, Stultitia caruiffe. vides, quæ [g] maxima credis Effe mala, exiguum cenfum, turpemque repulfam, Quanto devites animi capitifque labore. Impiger extremos curris mercator ad Indos, Per [b] mare pauperiem fugiens, per faxa, per ignes: No cures [i] ea, quæ ftulte miraris et optas, Difcere, et audire. et meliori credere non vis? Quis circum pagos et circum compita pugnax Magna coronari contemnat Olympia, cui fpes, Cui fit conditio dulcis fini pulvere palmæ ?

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(k) Vilius eft auro argentum, virtutibus aurum. H 6

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There, London's voice: [/] "Get money, mo

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66 ney ftill!

"And then let Virtue follow, if the will." 'This, this the faving doctrine, preach'd to all, From [m] low St James' up to high St Paul; From him whofe [n] quills ftand quiver'd at his ear, To him who notches fticks at Westminster.

Barnard in [o] fpirit, fenfe, and truth abounds; "Pray then, what wants he?" Fourfcore thoufand pounds; 86

A penfion, or fuch harness for a flave
As Bug now has, and Dorimant would have.
Barnard, thou art a [p] cit, with all thy worth;
But Bug and D*1, their Honours, and fo forth. go
Yet ev'ry [9] child another fong will fing,
"Virtue, brave boys! 'tis Virtue makes a king."
True, confcious honour is to feel no fin,
He's arm'd without that's innocent within;
Be this thy [r] screen, and this thy wall of brass;
Compar'd to this a minister's an afs.

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"[/]Ocives, cives! quærenda pecunia primum eft; Virtus poft nummos: hæc [m] Janus fummus ab

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Prodocet: hæc recinunt juvenes dictata fenefque,
[n] Lævo fufpenfi loculos tabulamque lacerto.
Eft [o] animus tibi, funt mores, eft lingua, fi-
defque :

Sed quadringentis fex feptem millia defint,
[p] Plebs eris. [q] at pueri ludentes, Rex eris, aiunt,
Si recte facies. Hic [r] murus aheneus efto.
Nil confcire fibi, nulla pallescere culpa.

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(s) And fay, to which fhall our applaufe belong, This new court-jargon, or the good old fong? The modern language of corrupted peers, Or what was spoke at [] CRESSY and POITIERS? [u] Who counfels beft? who whispers, "Be but great,

"With praise or infamy leave that to fate; "Get place and wealth, if poffible, with grace; "If not, by any means get wealth and place." For what? to have a [x] box where eunuchs fing, And foremost in the circle eye a king. 106 Or [y] he, who bids thee face with fteady view Proud Fortune, and look fhallow Greatness thro': And, [x] while he bids thee, sets th' example too? If [a] fuch a doctrine in St James' air,

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ftare;

If honest S*z take scandal at a spark,
That lefs admires the [b] Palace than the Park:

[s] Rofcia, dic fodes, melior lex, an puerorum eft Nænia, quæ regnum recte facientibus offert, Et maribus [t] Curiis et decantata Camillis?

[u] Ifne tibi melius fuadet, qui, "Rem facias;

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"Si poffis, recte; fi non, quocunque modo rem. Ut [x] propius fpectes lacrymofa poemata Pupi! An, [y] qui fortunæ te refponfare fuberba Liberum et erectum, [x] præfens hortatur et aptat? [a] Quod fi me Populus Romanus forte roget,

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Non, ut [b] porticibus, fic judiciis fruar ifdem ;

Nec fequar aut fugiam, quæ diligit ipfe vel odit :

'Faith,

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'Faith, I shall give the answer [c] Reynard gave;
"I cannot like, dread Sir, your royal cave:
"Because I fee, by all the tracks about,
"Full many a beast goes in, but none come out."
Adieu to Virtue, if you're once a slave:
Send her to court, you fend her to her grave.
Well, if a king's a lion, at the least
The [d] people are a many-headed beast:
Can they direct what measures to pursue,
Who know themselves fo little what to do?
Alike in nothing but one luft of gold,
Just half the land would buy, and half be fold: 125
Their[e]country's wealth our mightier mifers drain,
Or crois, to plunder provinces, the main;
The rest, some farm the poor-box, fome the pews;
Some keep affemblies, and would keep the stews;.
Some [f] with fat bucks on childlefs dotards fawn;
Some win rich widows by their chine and brawn;
While with the filent growth of ten per cent. 132
In dirt and darkness, (g) hundreds ftink content.

Of all thefe ways, if each (b) pursues his own, Satire, be kind, and let the wretch alone: 135

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Olim quod [c] vulpes ægroto cauta leoni Refpondit, referam: Quia me veftigia terrent Omnia te adverfum fpectantia, nulla retrorfum. [d] Belua multorum es capitum. nam quid fequar, aut quem? [qui Pars hominum geftit [e] conducere publica: funt [f] Cruftis et pomis viduas venentur avaras, Excipiantque fenes, quos in vivaria mittant: (g) Multis occulto crefcit res fenore. (b) verum Efto aliis alios rebus ftudiifque teneri :

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