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Upon Mr. Creech's Translation of Lucretius.
ET not the Thracian Bard admire,
To keep juft Measures with his Lyre;
Thy sacred Hand does more, That does Lucretius again restore, Who was a miglity Solitude before :
His rolling Atoms now we see,
In Squadrons and just Measures lie,
Nought but a heav'nly Hand could make
And a true decent Order take :
Our modern Atheist grieves to see
His belov'd Sins so lafh'd by thee, That do'st in this deferve ev'n of Posterity.
What Trophies can thy Victory out-do, That triumph'ft o'er the present Times, the past, and
A pensive Thought at the Rose Spunging-House
ON adverfa videns me fraétum fata coar&tum,
Carcer corpus habet, mens coaperta volat.
Algern. Sidney's Letter of Advice to his Friend,
concerning the Education of his Son. By T.B.
How to dispose of Bob, your Son and Heir,
pawn our Birth-right for our Diet ?
This only Comfort will their Suff'rings ease,
By Mr. Tho. BROWN. ※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※※ ※※※※※※※※※苏
Have ar laft, with much Difficulty, pre
cur'd you a Copy of the Character of a Í Latitudinarian, anatomiz'd, which you
have so long, and with so much Impor
tunity defir'd of me. All I can learn from the Paper is, that the Author calculated it for the Meridian of York, as I take it, (the Magistrate of which Place in the Year 44, was a famous Ambidexter)
and that it will equally serve for any Corporation tj. within his Majesty's Dominions; but I will not de
tain it from you any longer.
A Latitudinarian is a walking Amsterdam of Religions, out of whom all the Ancient and Modern Heresies might be easily retriev'd, though the Volumes of Epiphanius and Ross were loft. He thinks no Part of a Church facred but the Weather-Cock, and honours the Menzory of him that invented a Windmill, because it can grind indifferently with East, Weft, Norsb, and South. He talks
much of Moderation, yet is as hot as one of his own Custards, and as Cholerick as a Hafty-pudding; he's as Positive in his own single Self, as an Assembly of fplaymouch'd Divines; Geryon and Cerberus were only Types of him, but though he has three Heads, ris. An indepen. dant, a Presbyterian, and a Church of England Head, yet he has not Brains to furnifh any one of them. By his Wisdom and Gravity one would think he had Long Ears ; but 'tis certain he has none, for he is deaf to the Cries of the Poor, and though he devours Widows and Orphans at a Morsel, yet he has no Bowels. His Confcience is as unaccountable as a Modern Hypothesis, which fpares Cockle-shels in Noah's Flood, and diffolves the hardeft Mettals; for it starts at an innocent Ceremony, when it makes nothing to digest Perjury and oppreffoon. 'Tis impossible to frame an Oath, but what he'll readily swallow to gratify hts Ambition. He calls them State Counters, takes them for his Interest, and breaks there for his convenience ; he calls God to witness, and yet believes nothing of his Existence, like the Fellow in Plantus's Ampliritrio, that swears by Hercules before he was born. Trade, with him, is the Law and the Prophets; and, in Opposition to the Text, he's refolved to serve God and Mammen together. Had he liv'd'in the Time of Constantine, he'd have gone to the Christian Assemblies, one Day to save his Bacon, and to the Heathen Temples the next,, to secure a Stake against a Pagan Revolution. The Men of Gotham.a
s are register'd for a Pack of Fools, for endeavouring: to hedge in a Cuckow , is it not then a scurvy. Reflection, upon a cer, tain wise City's Care for Religion, to pitch upon a Cameleon for its Head, who changes his Calour as ofren, as he shifts his Place ? 'Tis pity, that our Laws, that order, so honourable a Reward for Plurality of Wives, have not made the fame wholefome-Provision against Plurality of Religions. He rails at Superstition, and pretends to stand up for the Primitive Church; but though we read that the Apostles, were Fishers, they were not Water-men, ta look one Way and row anarher.
He is very severe against the Bakers, and punishes them upon every Occasion; not for Cheats, for as such