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· Nunc tremulum illudet fratrem, qui suspicit, et Pol!
Carnalis, quisquis te docet, inquit, homo est; Argutæ nanc stridet anûs argutulus instar;
Respicit, et nebulo es, quisquis es, inquit anus. Quando fuit melior tyro, meliorve magistra!
Quando duo ingeniis tam coiêre pares ! Ardua discenti nulla est, res nulla docenti
Ardua; cum doceat foemina, discat avis.
IV. THE PARROT,
TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING.
By many a billow toss'd,
A present to his toast.
Belinda's maids are soon preferr'd,
As Poll can master it;
And make him quite a wit.
And calls aloud for sack.
And now a hearty smack.
IV. At first he aims at what he hears; And, listening close with both his ears,
Just catches at the sound; But soon articulates aloud, Much to the amusement of the crowd,
And stuns the neighbours round.
He scolds, and gives the lie.
Poor Poll is like to die!
VI. Belinda and her bird! 'tis rare, To meet with such a well-match'd pair,
The language and the tone, Each character in every part Sustain'd with so much grace and art,
And both in unison.
We think them tedious creatures ;
And women are the teachers.
PRIOR'S CHLOE AND EUPHELIA.
Nomine sub ficto trans mare mittit opes; Lene sonat liquidumque meis Euphelia chordis, Sed solam exoptant te, mea vota, Chlöe.
Cum dixit mea lux, Heus, cane, sume lyram. Namque lyram juxta positam cum carmine vidit, Suave quidem carmen dulcisonamque lyram.
Et miscent numeris murmura moesta meis, Dumque tuæ memoro laudes, Euphelia, formæ, Tota anima interea pendet ab ore Chlöes.
IV. Subrubet illa pudore, et contrahit altera frontem,
Me torquet mea mens conscia, psallo, tremo; Atque Cupidineâ dixit Dea cincta coronâ,
Heu! fallendi artem quam didicêre parum.
HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN :
Shewing how he went farther than he intended, and came safe
JOHN GILPIN was a citizen
Of credit and renown,
Of famous London town.
John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear, .
Though wedded we have been
No holiday have seen.
And we will then repair
All in a chaise and pair.
Myself, and children three,
On horseback after we.
He soon replied, I do admire
Of womankind but one,
Therefore it shall be done.
I am a linen-draper bold,
As all the world doth know,
Will lend his horse to go.
And for that wine is dear,
John Gilpin kiss'd his loving wife;
O’erjoyed was he to find,
She had a frugal mind.
But yet was not allow'd
Should say that she was proud.
Where they did all get in;
To dash through thick and thin.
Were never folks so glad,
As if Cheapside were mad.
Seized fast the flowing mane, And up he got, in haste to ride,
But sonn came down again;
For saddle-tree scarce reach'd had he,
His journey to begin,
Three customers come in.
So down he came; for loss of time,
Although it grieved him sore;
Would trouble him much more.
'Twas long before the customers
Were suited to their mind,
« The wine is left behind!'
Good lack! quoth he-yet bring it me,
My leathern belt likewise,
When I do exercise.