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1 Of carps and mullets why prefer the great,
(Though cut in pieces ere my Lord can eat)
Yet for fmall Turbots fuch esteem profess?
Becaufe God made thefe large, the other lefs.


Oldfield, with more than Harpy throat endued,
Cries, "Send me, Gods! a whole Hog barbecued!"
Oh blaft it, " South-winds! till a ftench exhale
Rank as the ripeness of a rabbit's tail.

By what Criterion do you eat, d'ye think,
If this is priz'd for sweetness, that for flink?
When the tir'd glutton labours through a treat,
He finds no relish in the sweetest meat,


He calls for fomething bitter, fomething four,
And the rich feaft concludes extremely poor:

Cheap eggs, and herbs, and olives, ftill we fee; 35 Thus much is left of old Simplicity!


Captus hiet? pontefne inter ja&tatus, an amnis
Oftia fub Tufci? 1 laudas, infane, trilibrem

Mullum; in fingula quem minuas pulmenta neceffe eft.
Ducit te fpecies, video. quo pertinet ergo

Proceros odiffe lupos? quia fcilicet illis

Majorem natura modum dedit, his breve pondus.

Jejunus raro ftomachus vulgaria temnit.

Porrectum magno magnum fpectare catino

Vellem, ait Harpyiis gula digna rapacibus. At vos,
* Praefentes Auftri, coquite horum opfonia; quamquam
Putet aper rhombufque recens, mala copia quando
Aegrum follicitat ftomachum; cum rapula plenus
Atque acidas mavult inulas. ° necdum omnis abacta

The Robin-red-breast till of late had reft,

And children facred held a Martin's neft,

Till Beccaficos fold fo dev'lish dear

To one that was, or would have been, a Peer.
Let me extol a Cat, on oyfters fed,
I'll have a Party at the Bedford-head;
Or ev❜n to crack live Crawfish recommend;
I'd never doubt at Court to make a friend.

'Tis yet in vain, I own, to keep a pother
About one vice, and fall into the other:
Between Excefs and Famine lies a mean;
Plain, but not fordid; though not fplendid, clean.
• Avidien, or his Wife, (no matter which,
For him you'll call a dog, and her a bitch)
Sell their prefented partridges, and fruits,
And humbly live on rabbits, and on roots:

Pauperies epulis regum: nam vilibus ovis

Nigrifque eft oleis hodie locus. Haud ita pridem
Galloni praeconis erat accipensere mensa





Infamis. quid? tum rhombos minus aequora alebant?
P Tutus erat rhombus, tutoque ciconia nido,
Donec vos auctor docuit praetorius. ergo
Si quis nunc mergos fuaves edixerit affos,
Parebit parvi docilis Romana juventus.

Sordidus a tenui victus diftabit, Ofello
Judice: nam fruftra vitium vitaveris iftud,
Si te alio pravus detorferis. • Avidienus,

t Cui Canis ex vero ductum cognomen adhaeret, Quinquennes oleas eft, et fylveftria corna;


One half-pint bottle ferves them both to dine, And is at once their vinegar and wine.


But on fome lucky day (as when they found

A loft Bank bill, or heard their fon was drown'd),
At fuch a feaft, old vinegar to fpare,


Is what two fouls fo generous cannot bear:
Oil, though it ftink, they drop by drop impart,
But fowse the cabbage with a bounteous heart.

y He knows to live, who keeps the middle ftate,
And neither leans on this fide, nor on that;
Norz ftops, for one bad cork, his butler's pay,
Swears, like Albutius, a good cook away;
Nor lets, like a Nævius, every error pass,
The mufty wine, foul cloth, or greafy glass.




Now hear what bleffings Temperance can bring:

(Thus faid our friend, and what he said I fing)

"Ac, nifi mutatum, parcit defundere vinum; et
Cujus odorem olei nequeas perferre (licebit
Ille repotia, natales, aliofque dierum


Feftos albatus celebret) cornu ipfe bilibri Caulibus inftillat, * veteris non parcus aceti. Quali igitur victu fapiens utetur, et horum Utrum imitabitur? hac urget lupus, hac canis, aiunt, Mundus erit, qua non offendat fordibus, atque In neutram partem cultus mifer. z Hic neque Albutî fenis exemplo, dum munia didit,


Saevus erit: nec fic ut fimplex Naevius, unctam Convivis praebebit aquam: vitium hoc quoque magnum. Accipe nunc, victus tenuis quae quantaque fecum


Firft Health: The ftomach (cramm'd from every dish,
A tomb of boil'd and roast, and flesh and fish,
Where bile, and wind, and phlegm, and acid jar,
And all the man is one intestine war)

Remembers oft the School-boy's fimple fare,
The temperate fleeps, and fpirits light as air.

How pale, each Worshipful and Reverend gueft 75
Rife from a Clergy, or a City feaft!
What life in all that ample body, fay?
What heavenly particle inspires the clay?
The Soul fubfides, and wickedly inclines
To feem but mortal, ev'n in found Divines.

f On morning wings how active springs the Mind That leaves the load of yesterday behind!

How eafy every labour it pursues !

How coming to the Poet every Muse!



Afferat. In primis valeas bene; nam variae res
Ut noceant homini, credas, memor illius efcae,
Quae fimplex olim tibi federit. at fimul affis
Mifcueris elixa, fimul conchylia turdis;


Dulcia fe in bilem vertent, ftomachoque tumultum
Lenta feret pituita. Vides, ut pallidus omnis
Coena defurgat dubia? quin corpus onustum
Hefternis vitiis animum quoque praegravat una,
Atque affigit humo divinae particulam aurae.
fAlter, ubi dicto citius curata fopori

Membra dedit, vegetus praefcripta ad munia furgit.
Hic tamen ad melius poterit tranfcurrere quondam;
Sive diem feftum rediens advexerit annus,

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Not but we may exceed, fome holy time,

Or tir'd in fearch of Truth, or fearch of Rhyme;
Ill health fome just indulgence may engage;
And more the fickness of long life, Old-age;
For fainting Age what cordial drop remains,
If our intemperate Youth the vessel drains?

i Our fathers prais'd_rank Ven'fon. You fuppofe,
Perhaps, young men! our fathers had no nofe.
Not fo: a Buck was then a week's repaft,
And 'twas their point, I ween, to make it last;
More pleas'd to keep it till their friends could come,

Than eat the sweetest by themselves at home.

Why had not I in those good times my birth, Ere coxcomb pyes or coxcombs were on earth? Unworthy he, the voice of Fame to hear, That fweeteft mufic to an honeft ear;






Seu recreare volet tenuatum corpus: ubique
Accedent anni, et tractari mollius aetas

Imbecilla volet. Tibi quidnam accedet ad iftam,
Quam puer et validus praefumis, mollitiem; feu
Dura valetudo inciderit, feu tarda fenectus?

i Rancidum aprum antiqui laudabant: non quia nafus Illis nullus erat; fed, credo, hac mente, quod hofpes Tardius adveniens vitiatum commodius, quam Integram edax dominus confumeret. k hos utinam inter Heroas natum tellus me prima tuliffet.

1 Das aliquid famae, quae carmine gratior aurem Occupet humanam? grandes rhombi, patinaeque Grande ferunt una m cum damno dedecus, adde

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