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Cui mustela procul, Şi vis, ait, effugere iftinc;
Macra cavum repetes arctum, quem macra fubisti.
Haec ego fi compellor imagine, cuncta refigno ;
Nec fomnum plebis laudo fatur altilium, nec
Otia divitiis Arabụm liberrima muto. 1
Saepe verecundum laudasti: Rexque, Paterque
Audifti coram, nec verbo parcius abfens:
Inspice, fi poffum donata reponere laetus.

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But having amply staff?dahis kigais svihą 1916 Could not get out as he gotin Tucs b 2 Which one belonging to the House » dumn3 55 ('Twas not a Man, it was a Mouse)

) ml Observing, cry'd, “You scape not so, “ Lean as you came, Sir, you must go."

Sir, you may spare your Application, I'm no such Beast, nor his Relation;

60 Nor one that Temperance advance, Cramm'd to the throat with Ortolans : Extremely ready to resign All that may make me none of mine. South-sea Subscriptions take who please, Leave me but Liberty and Ease. 'Twas what I said to Craggs and Child, Who prais’d my Modesty, and smild. Give me, I cry'd, (enough for me) My Bread, and Independency !

70 So bought an Annual Rent or two, And liv'd -- just as you see I do; Near fifty, and without a Wife, I trust that sinking Fund, my Life. Can I retrench? Yes, mighty well,

75 AŞKrink back to my Paternal Cell,

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NOTES. VER. 66. Creggs and Child,] Mr. Craggs gave him fome South-sea subscriptions. He was 10 indifferent about them as to neglect making any benefit of them, He used to say it was a satisfaction to him that he did 'not grow rich (as he might have done) by the public calamity.

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Parvum parva decent, mihi jam non regia Roma, Sed vacuum Tibur placet, aut imbelle Tarentum.

Streriuus et fortis, caufisque Philippus agendis Clarus, etc.

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A little House, with Trees a-row,
And, like its Mafter, very low vi

There dy'd my Father, no man's Debtory
And there I'll die, nor worse nor better.

To set this matter full before ye,
Our old Friend Swift will tell his Story.

6 Harley, the Nation's great Support," But you may read it, I stop short.

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Et paulum filvae super his foret.auctiusyiatiques
Di melius fecere. bene eft. nilamplius oro u 1:
Maia nate, nisi ut propria haec mihi munera faxis.
Si neque majorem feci ratione mala rem,
Nec sum facturus vitio culpave minorem:
Si veneror ftultus nihil horum, O fi angulus ille
Proximus accedat, qui nunc denormat agellum!
O fi urnam argenti fors quae mihi monstret ! ut illi,
Thesauro invento qui mercenarius agrum
Illum ipsum mercatus aravit, dives amico
Hercule: fi, quod adeft, gratum juvat: hac prece

te oro,

Pingue pecus domino facias, et caetera praeter

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