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* Since worth, he cries, in these degenerate days Wants ev'n the cheap reward of empty praise ; In those curs'd walls, devote to vice and gain, Since unrewarded science toils in vain ; Since hope but sooths to double my distress, And every moment leaves my little less; While yet my steady steps no s staff sustains, And life still vig’rous revels in my
me, kind Heaven, to find some happier place, Where honesty and sense are no disgrace; Some pleasing bank where verdant osiers play, Some peaceful vale with Nature's paintings gay; Where once the harass'd Briton found repose, And, safe in poverty, defy'd his foes; Some secret cell, ye Pow’rs, indulgent give,
live here, for has learn’d to live. Here let those reign, whom pensions can incite To vote a patriot black, a courtier white; Explain their country's dear-bought rights away, And plead for * pirates in the face of day; With slavish tenets taint our poison'd youth, And lend a lie the confidence of truth.
7 Let such rajse palaces, and manors buy, Collect a tax, or farm a lottery;
* Hic tunc Umbritius : Quando artibus, inquit, honestis
6--et pedibus me
6 Cedamus patriâ: vivant Arturius istic Et Catullus : maneant qui nigra in candida vertunt.
7 Queis facile est ædem conducere, Aumina, portus, Siccandam eluviem, portandum ad busta cadaver.Munera nunc edunt.
. The invasions of the Spaniards were defended in the houses of parliament.
With warbling eunuchs fill our * silenc'd stage,
Herocs, proceed! what bounds your pride shall hold?
To such, the plunder of a land is giv'n,
But what, my friend, what hope remains for me,
9 Others with softer smiles, and subtler art,
taint the heart;
10 For what but social guilt the friend endears? Who shares Orgilio's crimes, his fortune shares,
& Qulid Romæ faciam? mentiri nescio : librum, Si malas est, nequeo laudare & poscere.
Ferre ad nuptam quæ mittit adulter, Quæ mandat norint alii; me nemo ministro Fur erit, atque ideo nulli comes exeo.
10 Quis nunc diligitur nisi conscius ?. Carus erit Verri, qui Verrem tempore, quo vult, Accusare potest.
* The licensing act was then lately made. + The paper which at that time contained apologies for the court,
* But thou, should tempting villainy present
12 The cheated nation's happy fav’rites, see!
14 Illustrious EDWARD! from the realms of day,
All that at home no more can beg or steal, Or like a gibbet better than a wheel ; Hiss’d from the stage, or hooted from the court, Their air, their dress, their politicks, import;
Obsequious, artful, voluble, and gay,
Tanti tibi non sit opaci
1? Quæ nunc divitibus gens acceptissima nostris, Et quos piæcipue fugiam properabo fateri.
- Non possum ferre, Quirites, Græcam urbem.
14 Rusticus ille tuus sumit trechedipna, Quirine, Et ceromatico fert nicetaria collo.
15 Ingenium velox, audacia perdita, fermo
No gainfui trade their industry can 'scape,
17 Ah! what avails it, that, from slavry far,
18 Studious to please, and ready to submit,
Besides, with justice, this discerning age
20 Well may they venture on the mimick's art,
16 Augur, schænobates, medicus, magus: omnia novity Græculus esuriens, in cælum, jusseris, ibit.
17 Usque adeo nihil est, quod nostra infantia ccelum Hausit Aventini?
18 Quid? quod adulandi gens prudentissima, laudat Sermonem indocti faciem deformis amici?
19 Hæc eadem licet & nobis laudare : sed illis Creditur.
20 Natio comoda est. Rides? majore cachinna Concutitur, &c.
To shake with laughter ere the jest they hear,
How, when competitors like these contend,
his breeches with a Monarch's air.
3 By numbers here from shame or censure free,
21 Non sumus ergo pares; melior, qui semper & omni Nocte dieque potest alienum sumere vultum, A facie jactare manus : laudare paratus, Si bene ructavit, si rectum minxit amicus. women 22 Scire volunt secreta domus, atque inde timeri.
Materiam præbet causasque jocorum Omnibus hic idem? si fæda & scissa lacerna, &co.
24 Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in sea Quam quod "ridiculos homines façit.