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LONDON:

A POEM:

IN IMITATION OF THE THIRD SATIRE OF JUVENAL.

WRITTEN IN 1738.

Quis inepta
Tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus ut teneat se? Juv.

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'Though grief and fondness in my breast rebel
When injured Thales bids the town farewell,
Yet still my calmer thoughts his choice commend,
I praise the hermit, but regret the friend,
Resolved at length, from vice and London far,
To breathe in distant fields a purer air,
And, fix'd on Cambria's solitary shore,
Give to St. David one true Briton more.

For who would leave, unbribed, Hibernia's land,
Or change the rocks of Scotland for the Strand ?

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JUV. Sat. III.
Quamvis digressu veteris confusus amici:
Laudo, tamen, vacuis quod sedem figere Cumis
Destinet, atque unum civem donare Sibyllæ.

Ego vel Prochytam præpono Suburræ,
Nam quid tam miserum, tam solum vidimus, ut non
Deterius credas horrere incendia, lapsus
Tectorum assiduos, & mille pericula sævæ
Urbis, et Augusto recitantes mense poetas?

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LONDON:

A POEM:

IN IMITATION OF THE THIRD SATIRE OF JUVENAL.

WRITTEN IN 1738.

Quis ineptæ
Tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus ut teneat se? Juv.

'Though grief and fondness in my breast rebel
When injured Thales bids the town farewell,
Yet still my calmer thoughts his choice commend,
I praise the hermit, but regret the friend,
Resolved at length, from vice and London far,
To breathe in distant fields a purer air,
And, fix'd on Cambria's solitary shore,
Give to St. David one true Briton more.

? For who would leave, unbribed, Hibernia's land, Or change the rocks of Scotland for the Strand ?

JUV. Sat. III.
Quamvis digressu veteris confusus amici:
Laudo, tamen, vacuis quod sedem figere Cumis
Destinet, atque unum civem donare Sibyllæ.

? — Ego vel Prochytam præpono Suburræ,
Nam quid tam miserum, tam solum vidimus, ut non
Deterius credas horrere incendia, lapsus
Tectorum assiduos, & mille pericula sævæ
Urbis, et Augusto recitantes mense poetas ?

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