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Pray justly, to be heard : nor more desire Than what the decencies of life require. Learn what thou ow'st thy country, and thy friend; What 's requisite to spare, and what to spend : Learn this; and after, envy not the store Of the greas'd advocate, that grinds the poor : Fat fees from the defended Umbrian draws; And only gains the wealthy client's cause. To whom the Marfians more provision send, Than he and all his family can spend. Gammons, that give a relish to the taste, And potted fowl, and fish, come in fo fast, That ere the first is out, the second stinks : And mouldy mother gathers on the drinks. But, here, some captain of the land or fieet, Stout of his hands, but of a soldier's wit; Cries, I liave sense to serve my turn, in store; And he 's a rascal who pretends to more. Dammee, what-e'er those book-learn'd blockheacis say, Solon 's the veryeft fool in all the play. Top-heavy drones, and always looking down, (As over-ballasted within the crown!) Muttering betwixt their lips fome mystic thing, Which, well examin’d, is fiat conjuring, Meer madmen's dreams : for wliat the schools have :)
taught, Is only this, that nothing can be brought From nothing; and, what is, can ne'er be turn'd to nought,
Is it for this they study ?. to grow pale,
this, in rags accouter'd, are they seen, And made the may-game of the public spleen?
Proceed, my friend, and rail ; but hear me tell A story, which is just thy parallel. A spark, like thee, of the man-killing trade, Fell fick, and thus to his physician said : Methinks I am not right in every part; I feel a kind of trembling at my heart : My pulse unequal, and my breath is strong; Besides a filthy fur upon my tongue. The doctor heard him, exercis'd his skill : And, after, bid him for four days be fill. Three days he took good couníel, and began To mend, and look like a recovering man: The fourth, he could not hold from drink; but fends His boy to one of his old trusty friends : Adjuring him, by all the powers divine, To pity his distress, who could not dine Without a flaggon of his healing wine. He drinks a swilling draught ; and, lin’d within, Will supple in the bath his outward skin : Whom should he find but his physician there, Who, wisely, bade him once agiin beware.
look wan, you hardly draw your breathi Drinking is dangerous, and the bath is death. 'Tis nothing, says the fool: but, says the friend, This nothing, Sir, will bring you to your end,
Do I not see your dropsy belly swell?
Or lay thy hand upon my naked heart,
grant this true: but, still, the deadly wound
Some coarse cold sallad is before thee fet;
rage of boiling caldrons is more. Now ;
ARGU Μ Ε Ν Τ. OUR author has made two satires concerning study;
the first and the third : the first related to men ; this to young students, whom he desired to be educated in the stoick philosophy: he himself sustains the person of the master, or præceptor, in this admirable fatire; where he upbraids the youth of Noth, and negligence in learning. Yet he begins with one scholar reproaching his fellow-students with late rising to their books. After which he takes upon him the other part of the teacher. And addresling himself particularly to young noblemen, tells them, that by reason of their high birth, and the great possessions of their fathers, they are careless of adorning their minds with precepts of moral philosophy: and withal, inculcates to them the miseries which will attend them in the whole course of their life, if they do not apply themselves betimes to the knowledge of virtue, and the end of