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THE

RAMBLE R.

VOLUME IV.

Nullius addictus jurare in verba magiftri,
Quo me cunque rapit tempeftas deferor hofpes.

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The MOTTOES in English.

No.

79. That friend Fabullus has fo oft believ'd, And that Fabullus is fo oft deceiv'd,

Let this no more your mind with wonder fill;
An honeft man you'll find a novice still.

80. Now white with fnow Sorate tow'rs, And now the fleecy load o'erpow'rs The lab'ring woods.

81. Learn juftice fo divinely taught.

82. All rarities he bought, and all must sell.

83. If useless what you do, the glory's shame.

But with the Lote-eaters would needs remain,
Nor of return a thought would entertain.

P.39.

84. Because thou'ft rock'd my cradle, check'd my youth,
And been my clofe companion fince forfooth;
When under age I can no more be styl'd,
With thee alone I still remain a child.
But thee the steward hates, thou worst of pests;
And thee the butler, thee the house detefts:
Still fcolding, fpying, fighing, looking odd,
Thy rage even yet can fcarce refrain the rod.

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85. Without

No.

85. Without a void in vain Love's arrows fly, And in contempt th' unlighted torches lie.

Who cannot play, from rural toils abstains,
Unknown to exercise, at rest remains;
Left lawful laughter feize the circling swains. p. 52.,

86. By fingers or by ear we numbers scan.

87. The envious, angry, idle, which you take,
The drunken debauchee, or am'rous rake,
There's none fo mad, but he may yet amend,
To good advice if patient ear he lend.

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To quit the humble ground now the aim,
And foar aloft upon the wings of Fame.
88. When he affumes the honest cenfor's name,
He dares lefs fplendid paffages to blame;
Nor dreads the fuperftitious bigot's frown,
What words he finds unworthy of renown
Undaunted to explode, refiftance vain,
Though confecrated in a Vefta's fane.

39. How sweet it is in season thus to fool!

90. What toil in things minute!

91. How fond is youth a potent friend to court, Which wiser age regards the last resort.

92, But now the cornet's threats confound, And now the clarion's fhriller found.

93. Let's try how great indulgence we may yield To those whofe afhes, fttew the learned field.

94. Victorious over numbers' pow'rs
The love and lore of truth prevail'd

p.67.

95. Though,

No.

95. Though, loft in fophiftry, I lately stray'd
Far from the fear of gods, nor afk'd their aid;
Now Reason's gales once more impel my mind,
My quitted course the safest course I find.

96. What if a Plato's muse refounds the truth, Not age forgets the lessons learn'd in youth.

97. The times of levity and vice

First lower'd facred wedlock's price;
The ills that from this fountain flow,
Have overwhelm'd the high and low.

98. Which not Sarmentus brook'd at Cefar's board, Nor grov❜ling Gabba from his haughty lord.

99. United genius makes mankind agree;

And like purfuits connect long friends, we fee:
The country-fquire with country-fquires reforts;
The courtier's happiness refides in courts;
The foldier loves the hardy fon of war;
The failor him that guides the ship from far.

100. The waggish Flaccus on cach vice is smart,

And once admitted wantons round the heart.

101. In vain an Hybla ftore thou hop'ft to fee,

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102. With conftant motion thus the moments glide
In running life, as in the rolling tide:
For none can stem by art, or stop by pow'r,
The flowing ocean, or the fleeting hour;
But wave by wave purfu'd arrives on shore,
And each impell'd behind impels before.
So time on time revolving we defcry;
So minutes follow, and fo minutes fy.

103. They know each house's fecrets, and are fear'd.
104. There's nought but of himself he can believe.

When with fuch thyme thou feed'ft th' Athenian bee,

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