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I'll do what Mead and Chefelden advife,
To keep these limbs, and to preferve these eyes.
Not to X go back, is fomewhat to advance,

And men must walk at least before they dance.

Say, does thy blood rebel, thy bosom move With wretched Avarice, or as wretched Love? Know, there are Worlds, and Spells, which can control z Between the Fits this Fever of the foul:

Know, there are Rhymes, which a fresh and fresh apply'd Will cure the arrant'ft Puppy of his Pride. ..60


Be furious, envious, flothful, mad, or drunk,

Slave to a Wife, or Vaffal to a Punk,

A Switz, a High-dutch, or a Low-dutch & Bear;
All that we afk is but a patient Ear.

e 'Tis the firft Virtue, Vices to abhor; And the first Wisdom, to be Fool no more.

Non tamen idcirco contemnas lippus inungi:
Nec, quia defperes invicti membra Glyconis,
Nodofa corpus nolis prohibere chiragra.
Eft quadam prodire tenus, fi non datur ultra.

y Fervet avaritia, miferoque cupidine pectus?
Sunt verba et voces, quibus hunc lenire dolorem
Poffis, et magnam morbi deponere partem.
Laudis amore tumes? funt certa piacula, quae te
pure lecto poterunt recreare libello.


b Invidus, iracundus, iners, vinofus, amator; Nemo adeo ferus eft, ut non mitefcere poffit, Si modo culturae patientem commodet aurem.

e Virtus eft, vitium fugere; et fapientia prima,






But to the world nof bugbear is fó great,
As want of figure, and a small Estate.
To either India fee the Merchant fly,
Scar'd at the spectre of pale Poverty!
See him, with pains of body, pangs of foul,
Burn through the Tropic, freeze beneath the Pole!
Wilt thou do nothing for a nobler end,
Nothing, to make Philofophy thy friend?
To ftop thy foolish views, thy long defires,
And eafe thy heart of all that it admires?
1 Here Wisdom calls: 1" Seek Virtue first, de bold!
"As Gold to Silver, Virtue is to Gold."



There, London's voice, k« Get Money, Money ftill! "And then let Virtue follow, if she will.” 'This, this the faving doctrine, preach'd to all, From low St. James's up to high St. Paul!



Stultitia caruiffe. vides, quae maxima credis
Effe mala, exiguum cenfum, turpemque repulfam,
Quanto devites animi capitifque labore.
Impiger extremos curris mercator ad Indos,
Per & mare pauperiem fugiens, per faxa, per ignės:
Ne cures h ea, quae ftulte miraris et optas,
Discere, et audire, et meliori credere non vis?
Quis circum pagos et circum compita pugnax
Magna coronari contemnat Olympia, cui fpes,
Cui fit conditio dulcis fine pulvere palmae?
❝ i Vilius argentum eft auro, virtutibus aurum.

O cives, cives! quaerenda pecunia primum eft; * Virtus poft nummos:" haec Janus fummus ab ime

From him whofe m quills ftand quiver'd at his ear,
To him who notches fticks at Westminster.

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Bernard in fpirit, fenfe, and truth abounds;


Pray then, what wants he?" Fourfcore thousand


A penfion, or fuch Harness for a flave

As Bug now has, and Dorimant would have.
Barnard, thou art a 9 Cit with all thy worth;
But Bug and D*1, Their Honours, and fo forth,
Yet every P child another fong will fing,
"Virtue, brave boys! 'tis Virtue makes a King."
True, confcious Honour, is to feel no fin,
He 's arm'd without that 's innocent within;
Be this thy Screen, and this thy Wall of Brafs;
Compar'd to this, a Minister 's an Afs.

"And fay, to which fhall our applause belong,
This new Court-jargon, or the good old fong?
The modern language of corrupted Peers,
Or what was spoke at CRESSY or POITIERS?


Prodocet: haec recinunt juvenes dictata fenefque,
Laevo fufpenfi loculos tabulamque lacerto.

Eft animus tibi, funt mores, eft lingua, fidefque;


Sed quadringentis fex feptem millia defint.
Plebs eris. Pat pueri ludentes, Rex eris, aiunt,
Si recte facies. Hic 9 murus aheneus efto,
Nil confcire fibi, nulla pallefcere culpa.


Rofcia, dic fodes, melior lex, an puerorum eft
Naenia, quae regnum recte facientibus offert,
Et maribus Curiis et decantata Camillis?

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"Be but great,


* Who counfels beft? who whispers, "With Praife or Infamy leave that to fate; "Get Place and Wealth, if poffible with "If not, by any means, get Wealth and Place." For what? to have a " Box where Eunuchs fing, And foremost in the Circle eye a King. Or w he, who bids thee face with steady view Proud Fortune, and look fhallow Greatness through: And, while he bids thee, fets th' Example too? If y fuch a Doctrine, in St. James's air, Should chance to make the well-dreft Rabble ftare; In honeft S*z take fcandal at a Spark,


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That lefs admires the Palace than the Park:
Faith, I fhall give the answer a Reynard gave:
"I cannot like, dread Sire, your Royal Cave;
"Because I fee, by all the tracks about,
"Full many a Beast goes in, but none come out."






* Ifne tibi melius fuadet, qui, "Rem facias; rem, "Si poffis, recte; fi non, quocunque modo rem." Ut propius fpectes lacrymofa poëmata Pupi! An, qui fortunae te refponfare fuperbae Liberum et erectum, praefens hortatur et aptat? y Quod fi me Populus Romanus forte roget, cur Non, ut porticibus, fic judiciis fruar îfdem: Nec fequar aut fugiam, quae diligit ipfe vel odit; Olim quod a vulpes aegroto cauta leoni Refpondit, referam: Quia me veftigia terrent Omnia te adverfum fpectantia, nulla retrorfum.


Adieu to Virtue, if you 're once a Slave:
Send her to Court, you send her to her grave.
Well, if a King's a Lion, at the least
The People are a many-headed Beast:
Can they direct what measures to purfue,
Who know themselves fo little what to do?
Alike in nothing but one Luft of Gold,
Just half the land would buy, and half be fold:
Their Country's wealth our mightier Mifers drain,
Or cross, to plunder Provinces, the Main;





The reft, fome farm the Poor-box, fome the Pews;
Some keep Affemblies, and would keep the Stews;
Some with fat Bucks on childlefs dotards fawn; 130
Some win rich Widows by their Chine and Brawn;
While with the filent growth of ten per cent,
In dirt and darkness, hundreds ftink content.

Of all thefe ways, if each f purfues his own,
Satire, be kind, and let the wretch alone:
But fhew me one who has it in his power
To act confiftent with himself an hour.

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Bellua multorum eft capitum. nam quid fequar aut quem?


Pars hominum geftit conducere publica: funt qui
* Cruftis et pomis viduas venentur avaras,
Excipiantque fenes, quos in vivaria mittant:
• Multis occulto crefcit res fenore. f verum
Efto, aliis alios rebus ftudiifque teneri:
Iidem eadem poffunt horam durare probantes?

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