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Our Gen’rals now, 4 re
retir'd to their Eftates,
6 A Voice there is, that whispers in my ear, ('Tis Reason's voice, which sometimes one can hear) "Friend Pope! be prudent, let your 7 Mufe take breath, “ And never gallop Pegasus to death ; “ Left ftiff, and stately, void of fire or force, 15 “ You limp, like Blackmore, on a Lord Mayor's horse."
Farewelf then 8 Verse; and Love, and ev'ry Toy, The Rhymes and Rattles of the Man or Boy, What 9 right, what true, what fit we justly call, Let this be all my care for this is All : To lay this 10 harvest up, and hoard with halte What ev'ry day will want, and most, the last.
But ask not, to what 11 Doctors I apply? Sworn to no Master, of no Sect am I : As drives the 12 storm, at any daor I knock, 25 And house with Montagne now, or now with Locke.
Ne populum 5 extremá, toties, exoret arena,
16 EA mibi, purgatam crebro qui per fonet aurem ;
Nurc itaque, & 8 versus, & cætera ludicra pono,
Lare tuter? Nullius addi&tus jurare in verba Magistri, 12 Quo me cunque rapit tempestas, deferor Hofpes.
Sometimes a 13 Patriot, active in debate,
16 Long, as to him who works for debt, the Day,
40 That keep me from myself; and flill delay Life's instant business to a future day: That 18 task, which as we follow, or despise, The eldest is a fool, the youngest wise,
Nunc agilis fic, & mer for 13 civilibus undis,
16 Ut nox longa quibus mentitur amica, diesque
* Omnis Aristippum decuit color, & status, & rcs.
Which done, the poorest can no wants endure,
45 And which not done, the richest must be poor.
19 Late as it is, I put myself to school, And feel some 20 comfort, not to be a fool. 21 Weak tho’I am of Jimb, and short of fight, Far from a Lynx, and not a Giant quite ; 50 I'll do what Mead and Cheselden advise, To keep these limbs, and to preserve these eyes. Not to 22 go back, is somewhat to advance, And men must walk at least before they dance.
Say, does thy 23 blood rebel, thy bosom move 55 With wretched Av'rice, or as wretched Love? Know, there are Words, and Spells, which can controll (24 Between the Fits) this fever of the soul : Know, there are Rhymes, which (25 fresh and fresh apWill cure the arrane’ft Puppy of his Pride. [ply'd)
Æque pauperibus prodeft. locupletibus æque, £que negle&tum pueris, fenibusque nocebit. 19 Restat, ut his ego me ipse regem, 20 folerque, Ele
23 Fervet Avaritia, miseroque Cupidine peetus?
Be 26 furious, envious, flothful, mad or drunk,
29 'Tis the first Virtue, Vices to abhor ; 65
70 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 Philosophy thy friend? To stop thy foolish views, thy long desires, 75 And
32 ease thy heart of all that it admires ?
26 Ingidus, iracundus, iners, vinojus, 27 Amator, Nemo 28 adeo ferus eft ut non mitefcere poffit, Si modo culture patientem commodet auren.
29 Virtus eft vitium fugere, & Sapientia prima Swltitia caruiffe
Vides, quæ 30 maxima credis Eje mala, exiguum cenfum, turpem que repulfam, Quanto devites animi, capitisque labore? Impiger extremos curris mercator ad Indos, Per 31 mare Pauperiem fugiens, per faxa, per ignes: Ne cares 32 ea que ftulte miraris & optas Discere, & audire, & meliori credere non ris? **
Here, Wisdom calls : 33“Seek Virtue first! be bold! “ As Gold to Silver,' Virtue is to Gold.” There, London's voice : 34 “Get Mony, Mony still! " And then let Virtue follow if she will.” This, this the faving doctrine, preach'd to all, From 3; low St. James's up to high St. Paul ; From him whole 36 quills stand quiver'd at his car, To him who notches Sticks at Westminster.
BARNARD in 37 spirit, sense, and truth abounds. 85
Pray then what wants he?" fourscore thousand
Yet ev'ry 39 child another song will sing,
33 Vilius argentum est auro, virtutibus aurum
34 O cives, cives ! quæ renda Pecunia primam est, “ Virtus post nummos - Hæc 35 Janus summus ab imo Prodocet: hec recinunt juvenes diétata, fenesque, 36 Lero suspensi loculos tabulamque lacerto.
Ef 37 animus tibi, funt mores, eft lingua, fidefque Si quadringentis Jex, septem millia defint, 38 Plebs eris.
39 At pueri ludentes, • Rex eris (aiunt)