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Not all thy pincers, nor unmanly arts,
Thus others we with defamations wound,
Thou hast an ulcer which no leech can heal,
But when they praise me, in the neighbourhood,
If thou dost wealth, with longing eyes, behold;
If, with thy grads, thou fou's the freets by night,
THE judicious Casaubon, in his proem to this fatire,
tells us, that Aristophanes the grammarian being asked, what poem of Archilochus's lambics he preferred before the rest; answered, the longest. His answer may juftly be applied to this fifth latire; which, being of a greater length than any of the rest, is also, by far, the most inftru&tive : for this reason I have selected it from all the others, and inscribed it to my learned master, Doctor Bulby; to whom I am not only obliged myself for the best part
of iny own education, and that of my two sons ; but have also received from him the first and truelt taste of Persius. May he be pleased to find in this translation, the gratitude, or at least fome small acknowledgment of his unworthy scholar, at the
diitance of twenty-four years, from the time when
I departed from under his tuition. This tatire contitis of two distinct parts: the firft con
tains the praites of the fteick philofopher Cornutus, marter and cutor to our Pertius. It alio declares the love and piety of Pertius, to his well-deserving matter; and the mutual friend thip which continued betwixt then, after Pertius was now grown a man. As alto his exhortation to young noblemen, that ther world enter themselves into his inititution. From whence he makes an artful tranfition into the second part of his subject: wherein he firit complains of the tech of scholars, and afterwards perfuades them to the puniuit of their true liberty: Here our author excellenty treats that paradox of the Stoicks, which arms, that only the wile or virtucus man is tree; and thit a'l ricious men are naturziy sares. And, in the illustration of this degma, he takes up the remaining part of this inimitable catre
THE THE FIFTH SA TIRE.
Inscribed to the Reverend Dr. BUSBY.
The Speakers PERSIUS and CORNUT U S.
F ancient use to poets it belongs,