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My heir may figh, and think it want of
' What is't to me, (a paflenger God wot,)
"But why all this of Av'rice? I have none."
In spite of witches, devils, dreams, and fire?
Lenior et melior fis accedente fenecta?
Quid te exempta levat fpinis de pluribus una?
Has life no fourness, drawn so near its end?
Walk fober off; before a sprightlier age
Comes titt'ring on, and fhoves you from the ftage: Leave fuch to trifle with more grace and ease, 326 Whom Folly pleases, and whofe Follies please*.
VER. 326. Leave fuch to trifle] It, perhaps, might have been better to have omitted these two laft lines: the fecond of which has a quaint and modern turn; and the humour confifts in being driven off the stage, potum largius aquo. The word lufifti in the Original, is used in a loose and naughty fenfe, fays Upton. A, alfo 1. 4. 13. Od. and in Propertius,
populus lufit Eri&honius.”