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Lusisti satis, edisti satis, atque bibisti : Tempus abire tibi est : ne potum largiùs æquo Rideat, et pulset lasciva decentius ætas.
Walk sober off; before a sprightlier age
from the stage: Leave such to trifle with more grace and ease, Whom folly pleases, and whose follies please.
Ver. 326. Leave such to trifle] It, perhaps, might have been better to have omitted these two last lines, the second of which has a quaint and modern turn; and the humour consists in being driven off the stage, potum largiris æquo. The word lusisti in the original, is used in a loose and naughty sense, says Upton. As also line 4, 13 Od. and in Propertius: " —populus lusit Ericthonius."
DR. JOHN DONNE,
DEAN OF ST. PAUL'S,
Quid vetat et nosmet Lucilî scripta legentes