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The wiselt man might blush, I must agree,
w If there be truth in Law, and Use can give 230
y Heathcote himself, and such large-acred men, 240 Lords of fat E’lham, or of Lincoln-fen, Buy ev'ry stick of wood that lends them heat; Buy ev'ry Pullet they afford to eat.
Viveret in terris, te fi quis avarior uno.
w Si pro rium eft, quod quis libra mercatus et aere,
x das nummos ; accipis uvam,
y Emtor Aricini quondam, Veientis et arvi, Emtum coenat olus, quamvis aliter putat;
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Ver. 232. delightful Abs-court,] A farm over-against Hamptox Court.
Yet these are Wights, who fondly call their own
Sic, quia perpetuus nuli datur usus, et haeres
VER. 248. bang in Fortune's pow'r-Loose on the point of ev'ry wav'ring hour,] A modern idea (the magnetic needle) here supplied the Imitator with expression much fuperior to his original. ,
• Gold, Silver, Iv'ry, Vases sculptur'd high, Paint, Marble, Gems, and robes of Persian dye, 265 There are who have not--and thank heav'n there are, Who, if they have not, think not worth their care.
b Talk what you will of Taste, my friend, you'll find Two of a face, as soon as of a mind. Why, of two brothers, rich and restless one
270 Plows, burns, manures, and toils from sun to sun ; The other nights, for women, sports, and wines, All Townshend's Turnips, and all Grosvenor's mines : Why one like Bu — with pay and scorn content, Bows and votes on, in Court and Parliament;
275 One, driv'n by strong Benevolence of foul, Shall fly, like Oglethorpe, from pole to pole : Is known alone to that Directing Pow'r, Who forms the Genius in the natal hour; That God of Nature, who, within iis itill,
280 Inclines our action, not constrains our will ;.
a Gemmas, marmor, ebur, Tyrrhena figilla, tabellas, Argentum, veftes Gaetulo murice tinctas, Sunt qui non habeant; eft qui non curat habere.
b Cur alter fratrum celare, et ludere, et ungi
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VER. 273. All Townshend's Turnips] Lord Townshend, Secres tary of State to George the First and Second. - When this great Siatesman retired from business, he amused himself in Husbandry; and was particularly fond of that kind of rural improvement which ariles from Turnips ; it was the favourite subject of his conversation..
VER. 277. fly, like Oglethorpe,] Employed in fealing the Colony of Georgia.
.VER. 280. That God of Nature, etc.] Here our Poet had an opportunity of illustrating his own Philosophy'; and thereby giving
Various of temper, as of face or frame,
· Yes, Sir, how small soever be my heap,
285 My heir may figh, and think it want of grace: A man so
would live without a place :
What is't to me (a passenger God wot)
vessel be first rate or not?
• Utar, et ex modico, quantum res poscet, acervo
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a much better sense to his original ; and correcting both the natural. ism and the
fate of Horace, which are covertly conveyed in these words,
NATURAE DEUS HUMANAE.
The ship itself may make a better figure,
8“ But why all this of Av'rice? I have none." I wish you joy, Sir, of a Tyrant gone;
305 But does no other lord it at this hour, As wild and mad? the Avarice of pow'r ? Does neither Rage in fame, nor Fear appall? Not the black fear of death, that faddens all ? With terrors round, can Reason hold her throne, 310 Despise the known, nor tremble at th’unknown Survey both worlds, intrepid and entire, In spite of witches, devils, dreams, and fire ? Pleas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind, And count each birth-day with a grateful mind ? 315
Non agimur tumidis velis Aquilone fecundo :
8 Non es avarus : abi. quid ? caetera jam fimul isto
NO À E s. VER. 312. Survey both worlds,] It is observable with what fo. Briety he has corrected the licentiousness of his original, which made the expectation of another world a part of that superstition he would explore; whereas his Iñitator is only for removing the false terrors from the world of spirits, such as the diablerie of witchcraft and purgatory.