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Defendens pifces hiemat mare: cum sale panis
Latrantem ftomachum bene leniet. unde putas, aut
Quî partum? non in caro nidore voluptas
Summa, fed in teipfo eft. tu pulmentaria quaere
Sudando. pinguem vitiis albumque neque oftrea,
Nec fcarus, aut poterit peregrina juvare lagoïs.
* Vix tamen eripiam, pofito pavone, velis quin
Hoc potius quam gallina tergere palatum;
Corruptus vanis rerum: quia veneat auro
Rara avis, et picta pandat fpectacula cauda:
Tamquam ad rem attineat quidquam. Num vef-
ceris ifta,

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Quam laudas, pluma? coctove num adeft honor idem?

Carne tamen quamvis diftat nihil hac, magis illa;
Imparibus formis deceptum te patet, esto.
Unde datum fentis, lupus hic, Tiberinus, an alto
Captus hiet? pontesne inter jactatus, an amnis
Oftia fub Tufci? 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,

If then plain bread and milk will do the feat, I The pleasure lies in you, and not the meat.

* Preach as I please, I doubt our curious men Will chufe a pheasant still before a hen; Yet hens of Guinea full as good I hold, Except you eat the feathers green and gold. 1Of carps and mullets why prefer the great, (Tho' cut in pieces ere my Lord can eat) Yet for fmall Turbots such esteem profess? Because God made thefe large, the other lefs.

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m Porrectum magno magnum fpectare catino Vellem, ait Harpyiis gula digna rapacibus. At vos, " Praefentes Auftri, coquite horum opfonia: quam

quam

Putet aper rhombufque recens, mala copia quando
Aegrum follicitat ftomachum ; cum rapula plenus
Atque acidas mavult inulas. necdum omnis abacta
Pauperies epulis regum: nam vilibus ovis
Nigrifque eft leis hodie locus. Haud ita pridem
Galloni praeconis erat acipenfere menfa
Infamis. quid? tum rhombos minus aequora alebant?
P Tutus erat rhombus, tutoque ciconia nido,
Donec vos auctor docuit praetorius. ergo
9 Si quis nunc mergos fuaves edixerit assos,
Parebit pravi docilis Romana juventus.

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* Sordidus a tenui victus diftabit, Ofello Judice: nam fruftra vitium vitaveris istud,

NOTES.

VER. 25. Oldfield] This eminent Glutton ran thro' a fortune of fifteen hundred pounds a year in the fimple luxury of good eating.

VER. 26. a whole Hog barbecu'd!] The Poet has here given a beauty equivalent to that in the Original,

Porrectum magno magnum fpectare catino,

which, by the flownefs of the Syllables, where four spondees follow one another, well expreffes the enormous bulk of the fifh which the Glutton pray'd for.

Ibid. Hog barbecu'd, etc.] A Weft Indian term of gluttony,

m Oldfield with more than Harpy throat endu'd, 25
Cries "Send me, Gods! a whole Hog barbecu'd!"
Oh blast it," South-winds! till a ftench exhale
Rank as the ripeness of a rabbit's tail.
By what Criterion do ye eat, d'ye think,

If this is priz'd for sweetness, that for ftink? 30
When the tir'd glutton labours thro' a treat,
He finds no relifh in the fweetest meat,
He calls for fomething bitter, fomething four,
And the rich feaft concludes extremely poor:
Cheap eggs, and herbs, and olives ftill we fee;
Thus much is left of old Simplicity!

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P The Robin-red-breast till of late had rest,
And children sacred held a Martin's neft,
Till Becca-ficos fold fo dev'lish dear
To one that was, or would have been, a Peer.40
Let me extol a Cat, on oysters 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 45 About one vice, and fall into the other :

NOTES.

a hog roasted whole, stuffed with spice, and bafted with Madera wine.

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VER. 27. Oh blaft it, South-winds!] This has not the force, nor gives us the pleasant allufion in the original, coquite. VER. 42. Bedford-head;] A famous Eating-house. VER. 33. Or ev'n to crack live Crawfish] There is force VOL. IV.

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Si te alio

detorferis. pravus

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

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

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$ Avidienus,

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. Hic neque fervis

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Albutî fenis exemplo, dum munia didit,

Saevus erit; nec fic ut fimplex Naevius, unctam

Convivis praebebit aquam: vitium hoc

quoque

magnum.

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NOTES.

and humour in dixerit and parebit, which the imitation does not reach.

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