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Natales grate numeras ? ignoscis amicis ?

Lenior et melior fis accedente senecta?

Quid te exemta levat spinis de pluribus una ?

Vivere si recte nescis, decede peritis.

Lufisti fatis, edisti satis, atque bibisti:

Tempus abire tibi est: ne potum largius aequo

Rideat, et pulset lasciva decentius aetas.

Has life no fourness, drawn so near its end? 316
Can'st thou endure a foe, forgive a friend?
Has but melted the rough parts away,

age
As winter-fruits

grow

mild e'er they decay? Or will

you think, my friend, your business done, When, of a hundred thorns, you pull out one?

h Learn to live well, or fairly make You've play'd, and lov'd, and eat, and drank your

fill : Walk sober off; before a sprightlier age 324 Comes titt’ring on, and shoves you

from the stage: Leave such to trifle with more grace and eafe, Whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please.

your will;

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Τ Η Ε

SA TIRES

OF

Dr. JOHN DONNE,

Dean of St. PAUL's,

VERSIFIED.

Quid vetat et nosmet Lucill scripta legentes
Quaerere, num illius, num rerum dura negarit
Versiculos natura magis factos, et euntes
Mollius ?

HOR.

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