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BOOK II.

SATIRE II.

To Mr. BETHEL,

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WHAT, and how great, the Virtue and the Art

To live on little with a cheerful heart; b(A doctrine fage, but truly none of mine) Let's talk, my friends, but talk c before we dine. e Not when a gilt Buffet's reflected pride

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from sound Philosophy aside; Not when from plate to plate your eye-balls roll, And the brain dances to the mantling bowl.

Hear Bethel's Sermon, one not vers’d in schools, d But strong in sense, and wise without the rules.

5 Gọ work, hunt, exercise ! (he thus began) Then scorn a homely dinner, if you can.

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UAE virtus & quanta, boni, sit vivere parvo, (Nec meus hic sermo : fed

qua praecepit Ofellus, Rusticus, d abnormis Sapiens, craffaque Minerva) Discite, e non inter lances menfasque nitentes ; Cum ftupet infanis acies fulgoribus, et cum Acclinis fallis animus meliora recusat: - Verum hic impransi mecum disquirite. Cur boc ? Dicam, si potero, male verum examinat omnis Corruptus judex. Leporum fectatus, equove Lassus ab indomito; vel (fi Romana fatigat

i Your wine lock'd up, your Butler strollid abroad,
Or fifh deny’d (the river yet unthawid)
If then plain bread and milk will do the feat, 15
The pleasure lies in you, and not the meat.

k Preach as I please, I doubt our curicus men
Will chuse a pheasant still before a hen ;
Yet hens of Guinea full as good I hold,
Except you eat the feathers green and gold.

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Militia affuetum graecari) seu pila velox,
Molliter aufterum studio fallente laborem ;
Seu te discus agit, pete cedentem aëra disco:
Cum labor extulerit fastidia; ficcus, inanis,
Sperne cibum vilem : nisi Hymettia mella Falerno,
Ne biberis, diluta. i foris eft promus, et atrum
Defendens pisces hiemat mare: cum fale 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.

k Vix tamen eripiam, pofito pavone, velis quin
Hoc potius quam gallina tergere palatum?
Corruptus vanis rerum : quia veneat auro
Rara avis, .et picta pandat spectacula cauda :
Tamquam ad rem attineat quidquam. Num vefceris ista,
Quam laudas, pluma ? coctave num adeft honor idem ?
Carne tamen quamvis distat nihil hac, magis illa;
Imparibus formis deceptum te patet, efto.
Unde datum sentis, lupus hic, Tiberinus an alto

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and mullets why prefer the great, (Though cut in pieces ere my Lord can eat) Yet for small Turbots such esteem profefs ? Because God made these large, the other less. m Oldfield, with more than Harpy throạt endued, 25 Cries, “ Send me, Gods! a whole Hog barbecued !" Oh blast it, n South-winds! till a stench 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 stink? When the tir'd glutton labours through a treat, He finds no relish in the sweetest meat, He calls for something bitter, something four, And the rich feast concludes extremely poor:

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

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Captus hiet? ponte ne inter jactatus, an amnis
Ostia sub Tusci? 'laudas, insane, trilibrem
Mullum; in singula quem minuas pulmenta necesse est.
Ducit te species, video. quo pertinet ergo
Proceros odiffe lupos ? quia scilicet illis
Majorem natura modum dedit, his breve pondus.
Jejunus raro ftomachus vulgaria temnit.

m Porrectum magno magnum spectare catino Vellem, ait Harpyiis gula digna rapacibus. At vos, n Praesentes Austri, coquite horum opsonia; quamquam Putet aper rhombusque recens, mala copia quando Aegrum sollicitat stomachum ; cum rapula plenus Atque acidas mavult inulas " necdum omnis abacta

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p The Robin-red-breast till of late had rest,
And children facred held a Martin's nest,
Till Baccaficos sold so dev'lish dear
To one that was, or would have been, a Peer.

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9 Let me extol a Cat, on oifters 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.

r 'Tis yet in vain, I own, to keep a pother 45
About one vice, and fall into the other :
Between Excess and Famine lies a mean;
Plain, but not fordid; though not splendid, clean.

s Avidien, or his Wife (no matter which,
For him you' ll call a t dog, and her a bitch)
Sell their presented partridges, and fruits,
And humbly live on rabbits and on roots :

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Pauperies epulis regum : nam vilibus ovis
Nigrisque est oleis hodie locus. Haud ita pridem
Galloni praeconis erat accipensere mensa
Infamis. quid ? tum rhombos minus aequora alebant ?
pTutus erat rhombus, tutoque ciconia nido,
Donec vos auctor docuit praetorius. ergo
9 Si quis nunc mergos suaves edixerit assos,
Parebit parvi docilis Romana juventus.

Sordidus a tenui victus diftabit, Ofello
Judice: nam frustra vitium vitaveris istud,
Si te alio

detorseris. s Avidienus,
+ Cui Canis ex vero ductum cognomen adhaeret,
Quinquennes oleas eft, et fylvestria corna;

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u One half-pint bottle serves them both to dine,
And is at once their vinegar and wine.
But on some w lucky day (as when they found 55
A loft Bank bill, or heard their son was drown'd)
At such a feast, x old vinegar to spare,
Is what two fouls so generous cannot bear :
Oil, thcugh it stink, they drop by drop impart,
But sowse the cabbage with a bounteous heart.

60 y He knows to live, who keeps the middle state, And neither leans on this fide, nor on that; Nor 2 stops, for one bad cork, his butler's pay, Swears, like Albutius, a good cook away; Nor lets, like a Nævius, every error pass, The musty wine, foul cloth, or greafy glafs.

b Now hear what bleffings Temperance can bring : (Thus said our friend, and what he said I sing)

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1 Ac, nifi mutatum, parcit defundere vinum ; et
Cujus odorem olei nequeas perferre (licebit
Ille repotia, natales, aliosque dierum
w Festos albatus celebret) cornu ipse bilibri
Caulibus inftillat * veteris non parcus aceti.

Quali igitur vietu sapiens utetur, et horuin
Utrum imitabitur! hac urget lupus, hac canis, aiunt,
y Mundus erit, qua non offendat sordibus, atque
In neutram partem cultus miser. z Hic neque

servis Albuti senis exemplo, dum munia didit, Saevus erit : nec fic ut fimplex a Naevius, unctam Convivis præbebit aquam : vitium hoc quoque magnum,

Accipe nụnç, victus tenuis quae quantaque fecum

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