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And b great Nassau to Kneller's hand decreed
Not with such d majesty, such bold relief,
Fortis b Alexandri vultum fimulantia. quod fi
[At neque dedecorant tua de fe judicia, atque Munera
multa dantis cum laude tulerunt, Dilecti tibi Virgilius Variufque poetae ; ]
Nec magis expressi d vultus per ahenea signa, Quam per vatis opus mores animique virorum Clarorum apparent. nec sermones ego mallem Repentes per humum, e quam res componere geftas, Terrarumque flutus et flumina dicere, et arces
How g barbarous rage subsided at your word,
mediation own, And i Alia’s Tyrants tremble at your
Montibus impositas, et barbara regna, tuisque
Well may he e blush, who gives it, or receives ;
415 (Like Journals, Odes, and such forgotten things As Eusden, Philips, Settle, writ of Kings) 9 Clothe spice, line trunks, or, fluttering in a row, Befringe the rails of Bedlam and Soho.
factis decorari versibus opto : Ne p rubeam pingui donatus munere, et una Cum scriptore meo capsa porre&tus aperta, 9 Deferar in vicum vendentem thus et odores, Et piper, et quicquid chartis amicitur ineptis.
“ Ludentis fpeciem dabit, & torquebitur.” Hor. DEAR EAR Colinel, Cobham's and your country's
Friend! You love a Verse, take such as I can fend. Þ A Frenchman comes, presents you with his Boy, Bows, and begins---" This Lad, Sir, is of Blois : “ Observe his shape how clean ! his locks how curld! “ My only fon, I'd have hina see the world : “ His French is pure; his voice too-you shall hear. “ Sir, he's your llave, for twenty pound a year. “ Mere wax as yet, you fashion him with ease, * Your Barber, Cook, Upholsterer, what you please : “ A perfect genius at an Opera song“ To say too much, might do my honour wrong.
FLORE, bono claroque fidelis amice Neroni,
b Si quis forte velit puerum tibi v-ndere natum Tibure vel Gabiis, et tecum fic agat: “ Hic et “ Candidus, et talos a vertice pulcher ad imos, “ Fiet eritque tuus nummorum millibus octo; 66 Verna ministeriis ad nutus aptus heriles; « Litterulis Graecis imbutus, idoneus arti “ Cuilibet : argilla quidvis imitaberis uda :
« Take him with all his virtues, on my word; “ His whole ambition was to serve a Lord : “ But, Sir, to you, with what would I not part ? “ Though faith, I fear, 'twill break his Mother's heart. “ Once (and but once) I caught him in a lie, “ And then, unwhipp'd, he had the
grace to cry: 6. The fault he has I fairly shall reveal, “ (Could you o'erlook but that) it is, to steal.”
cIf, after this, you took the graceful lad, Could you complain, my Friend, he prov'd so bad ? Faith, in such case, if you should prosecute, I think Sir Godfrey should decide the suit; Who sent the Thief that stole the Cash, away, 25 And punish'd him that put it in his way.
d Consider then, and judge me in this light; I told you when I went, I could not write;
« Quin etiam canet indoctum, sed dulce bibenti. “ Multa fidem promissa levant, ubi plenius aequo “ Laudat venales, qui vult extrudere, merces. “ Res urget me nulla : meo sum pauper in aere. « Nemo hoc mangonum faceret tibi: non temere a me
Quivis ferret idem : femel hic ceffavit, et (ut fit) “ In scalis latuit metuens pendentis habenae : “ Des nummos, excepta nihil te si fuga laedit.”
c Ille ferat pretium, poenae securus, opinor. Prudens emifti vitiofum : dieta tibi eft lex. Insequeris tamen hunc, et lite moraris iniqua.
d Dixi me pigrum proficiscenti tibi, dixi Talibus officiis prope mancum; ne mea faevus: