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

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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:
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

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(Like 9 Journals, Odes, and such forgotten things
As Eusden, Philips, Settle, writ of Kings)
Cloath spice, line trunks, or flutt'ring in a row,
Befringe the rails of Bedlam and Soho.

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EPISTO A II. LORE, bono claroque fidelis amice Neroni, ,

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

66 Hic et

« Fiet eritque tuus nummorum millibus octo;

-66 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 promissa 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

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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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