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Sedulitas autem 'fulte, quem diligit, urget;
Praecipue cum se numeris commendat et arte.
Discit enim citius, meminitque libentius illud
Quod quis deridet, quam quod probat et veneratur.
Nil moror officium, quod me gravat: ac neque ficto
In opejus vultu proponi cereus usquam,
Nec prave factis decorari versibus opto:
Ne P rubeam pingui donatus munere, et una
Cum a fcriptore meo capsa porrectus aperta,
Deferar in vicum vendentem thus et odores,
Et piper, et quicquid chartis amicitur ineptis.

The Zeal of Fools offends at any time,
But most of all, the Zeal of Fools in rhyme.
Besides, a fate attends on all I write,
That when I aim at praise, they say " I bite.
A vile - Encomium doubly ridicules:

410 There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools. If true, a owoful likeness; and if lyes, “ Praise undesery'd is scandal in disguise:" Well may he blush, who gives it, or receives; And when I flatter, let my dirty leaves

415 (Like : Journals, Odes, and such forgotten things As Eusden, Philips, Settle, writ of Kings) Cloath spice, line trunks, or Autt'ring in a row, Befringe the rails of Bedlam and Soho.

THE

SECOND EPISTLE

OF THE

SECOND BOOK

OF

HO RA C E.

Ludentis fpeciem dabit, et torquebitur. Hor.

EPISTO A II.

FLORE, bono claroque fidelis amice Neroni,

• Si quis forte velit puerum tibi vendere natum Tibure vel Gabiis, et tecum fic agat: “ Hic et “ Candidus, et talos a vertice pulcher ad imos,

« Fiet eritque tuus nummorum millibus octo;

" Verna minifteriis ad nutus aptus heriles ;

“ Litterulis Graecis imbutus, idoneus arti

“ Cuilibet : argilla quidvis imitaberis uda:
« Quin etiam canet indoctum, fed dulce bibenti.

« Multa fidem promiffa levant, ubi plenius aequo

“ Laudat venales, qui vult extrudere, merces.

Res urget me nulla : meo sum paupere in aere. “ Nemo hoc mangonum faceret tibi: non temere a

me

No'res.

VER. 4. This Lad, Sir, is of Blois :) A Town in Beauce, where the French congue is spoken in great purity.

Ver. 15. Bu!, Sir, to you, with what would I not part?]

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