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There might'st thou find some elegant Retreat,
(i) Prepare for Death, if here at Night you roam, And sign your Will before you sup from Home.
(k) Some fiery Fop, with new Commission vain,
(1) Yet ev'n these Heroes, mischievously gay,
Quanti nunc tenebras unum conducis in annum.
(m) In vain, these Dangers past, your Doors you And hope the balmy Blessings of Repose : [close, Cruel with Guilt, and daring with Despair, The Midnight Murd'rer bursts the faithless Bar ; Invades the sacred Hour of filent Rest, And plants, unseen, a Dagger in your Breast.
(n Scarce can our Fields (such Crowds at Tyburn With Hemp the Gallows and the Fleet supply. [die, Propose your Schemes, ye fenatorian Band, Whole Ways and Means fupport the finking Land ; Left Ropes be wanting in the tempting Spring, To rig another Convoy for the K-g.
() A single Jail, in Alfred's golden Reign, Could Half the Nation's Criminals contain ; Fair Justice then, without Constraint ador’d, Held high the steady Scale, but deep'd the Sword; No Spies were paid, no special Juries known, Blest age ! but ah! how diff'rent from our own!
(1) Much could I add, but see the Boat at hand, The Tide retiring, calls me from the Land : (9) Farewel! - When Youth, and Health, and
Vitari jubet, et comitum longissimus ordo : Multum præterea fiammarum, atque anea lampas. (m) Nec tamen hoc tantum metuas : nam qui fpoliet te Non deerit : claufis domibus, &c. (n) Maximus in vinclis ferri modus : ut timeas ne Vomer deficiat, ne marræ et farcula desint. (0) Felices proavorum aiavos, felicia dicas Secula, quæ quondam sub regibus atque tribunis Viderunt uno contentam carcere Romam. (p) His alias poteram, & plures subneElere caufas : Sed jumenta vocant. (9) Ergo vale nostri memor : & quoties te Roma tuo refeci properantem reddet Aquinas,
* And tir'd like me, with Follies and with Crimes,
quoque ad Eleusinam Cererem, veftramque Dianam Convelle a Cumis : satirarum ergo, ni pudet illas Adjutor gellidos veniam caligatus in agros.
ET (a) Observation with extensive View,
Survey Mankind, from China to Peru;
(6) But scarce observ'd the Knowing and the Bold,
(a) Ver. 1-21,
(6) Ver. 12—22.
For Gold his Sword the hireling Ruffian draws, For Gold the hireling Judge distorts the Laws ; Wealth heap'd on Wealth, nor Truth nor Safety buys, The Dangers gather as the Treasures rise.
Let Hilt 'ry tell where rival Kings command,
The needy Traveller, serene and gay,
Yet (c) fill one gen'ral Cry the Skies affails,
Once (d) more, Democritus, arife on Earth, With chearful Wisdom and instructive Mirth, See motley Life in modern Trappings dress’d, And feed with varied Fools th' eternal Jeft: [price Thou who couldst laugh where Want enchain'd Ca. Toil crush'd Conceit, and Man was of apiece ; Where Wealth unlov'd without a Mourner dy'd And scarce a Sycophant was fed by Pride.; Where ne'er was known the Form of mock Debate, Or seen a new-made Mayor's unwieldy State ; Where Change of Fav’rites made no Change of Laws And Senates heard, before they judg'd a Cause ;
(c) Ver. 23-27
(d) Ver. 28-55.