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Coena desurgat dubią ? quin corpus onụstum
Hefternis vitiis animum quoque praegravat una,
Atque affigit humo divinae particulam aurae.
& Alter, ubi dicto citius curata sopori

il Membra dedit, vegetus praescripta ad munia surgit.

Hic tamen ad melius poterit transcurrere quondam ; Sive diem feftum rediens advexerit annus, Seu recreare volet tenuatum corpus : ubique Accedent anni, et tractari mollius aetas Imbecilla volet. Tibi quidnam accedet ad iftam, Quam puer et validus praefumis, mollitiem ; seu Dura valetudo inciderit, seu tarda senectus ?

* Rancidum aprum antiqui laudabant: non quia nafu Illis nullus erat; sed, crédo, hac mente, quod hofpes Tardius adveniens vitiatum commodius, quam

NOTES. VER. 80. The Soul subsides, and wickedly inclines To seem but mortol, eu'n in found Divines.) Horace was an Epicurean, and laughed at the immortality of the foul. He therefore describes that languor of the mind proceed. ing from intemperance, on the idea, and in the terms of, Plato,

afigit bumo divinae particulam aurae. To this his ridicule is pointed. Our Poet; with more so briety and judgment, has turned the ridicule, from the Doctrine, which he believed, upon 'those Preachers of -it

, whose feaits and compotations in Taverns did not edify

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What life in all that ample body, say?
What heav'nly particle inspires the clay!
The Soul fubfides, and wickedly inclines

80 To seem but mortal, ev'n in sound Divines.

. On morning wings how active springs the Mind
That leaves the load of yesterday behind ?
How easy ev'ry labour it pursues ?
How coming to the Poet ev'ry Mufe ?

h Not but we may exceed, fome holy time,
Or tir'd in search of Truth, or search of Rhyme;
Ill health some just indulgence may engage,
And more the sickness of long life, Old age ;
i For fainting Age what cordial drop remains,

95 If our intemp’rate Youth the vessel drains ?

k Our fathers prais'd rank Ven'fon. You suppose
Perhaps, young men ! our fathers had no nose.
Not so: a Buck was then a week's repast,
And 'twas their point, I ween, to make it laft;
More pleas'd to keep it till their friends should come
Than eat the sweetest by themselves at home.

him: and so has added furprizing hamour and spirit to the
easy elegance of the Original.

VER. 82. On morning rings etc.) Much happier and nobler than the Original. : VER. 87. Or tir'd in search of Truth, or search of Rhyme. ) A fine ridicule on the extravagance of haman pursuits ; where the most trifling and most important concerns of life succeed one another, indifferently.


Integrum edax dominus consumeret. ' hos utinam



Heroas natum tellus me prima tulisset.

* Das aliquid famae, quac carmine gratior aurem Occupet humanam ? grandes rhombi, patinaeque Grande ferunt una cum damno dedecus. adde • Iratum patruum, vicinos, te tibi iniquum, Et fruftra mortis cupidum, cum deerit egenti As, laquei pretium.

9 Jure, inquit, Traufius iftis
Jurgatur verbis : ego vectigalia magna,
Divitiasque habeo tribus amplas regibus.
Quod fuperat, non est melius quo infumere poffis ?
Cur eget indignus quisquam, te divite? quare

Templa ruunt antiqua Deûm? cur, improbe, carae
Non aliquid patriae tanto emetiris acervo ?
Uni nimirum tibi recte femper erunt res?

Notes. Ver. 128. As M**o's was, etc.] I think this light Aroke of satire ill placed ; and hurts the dignity of the

* Ergo,


1 Why had not I in those good times my birth,
'Ere coxcomb-pyes or coxcombs were on earth?

Unworthy he, the voice of Fame to hear, 105 m That sweetest music to an honest ear ; (For 'faith, Lord Fanny ! you are in the wrong, The world's good word is better than a song) Who has not learn'd, " fresh sturgeon and ham-pye Are no rewards for want, and infamy!

IIQ When Luxury has lick'd up all thy pelf, Curs'd be thy neighbours, thy trustees, thyself, To friends, to fortune, to mankind a shame, Think how posterity will treat thy name; And P buy a rope, that future times may tell IIS Thou hast at least bestow'd one penny well.

9 “ Right, cries his Lordship, for a rogue in need « To have a Tafte is insolence indeed : 66 In me 'tis noble, suits my birth and state, « My wealth unwieldy, and my heap too great. Then, like the Sun, let' Bounty spread her ray, 121 And shine that superfluity away. Oh Impudence of wealth! with all thy store, How dar'ft thou let one worthy man be poor? Shall half the s new-built churches round thee fall? Make Keys, build Bridges, or repair White-hall : Or to thy Country let that heap be lent, As M**o's was, but not at five per cent.

Notes. preceding morality. Horace was very serious, and properly so, when he faid,

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O magnus pofthac inimicis risus ! uterne
- Ad cafus dubios fidet fibi certius ? hic, qui
Pluribus affuerit mentem corpusque superbum;
An qui contentus parvo metuensque futuri,
In pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello?
Quo magis his credas: puer hunc ego parvus

Integris opibus povi non latius ufum,
Quam nunc accifis. Videas, metato in agello,
Cum pecore et gnatis, fortem mercede colonum,
Non ego, narrantem, temere edi luce profefta
Quidquam, praeter * olus fumofae cum pede pernae.
Ac mihi seu longum poft tempus venerat hofpes,
Sive operum vacuo gratus conviva per imbrem
Vicinus; bene erat, non piscibus urbe petitis,
Sed pullo atque hoeda: tum ? pensilis uva fecundas

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cur, Improbe ! carae Non aliquid patriae tanto emetiris acervo, He remembered, and hints with just indignation, at those luxurious Patricians of his old party ; who, when they had agreed to establish a fund in the cause of Freedom, under the conduct of Brutus, could never be persuaded to withdraw from their expensive pleasures what was sufficient for the support of so great a cause. He had prepared his

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