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Kindly chrow in a little figure,
And set the price upon the bigger ?
Those who could never read their grammar.,
When my dear volumes touch the hammer,
May think books best, as richest bound.
My copper medals by the pound
May be with learned justice-weighd.:
To turn the balance, Otho's head
May be thrown in; and for the mettle,
The coin may mend a tinkevi's kettle-

Tir'd with these thoughts--Less tir'd than 1,
Quoth Dick, with your: philofophy—
That people live and die, I knew
An hour ago, as well as-you.
And if fate fpins:.us: longer years,
Or is in hafte to take the shears ;
I know, we must both fortunes try,
And bear our evils, wet or dry.
Yet lei the goddess smile, or frown;
Bread, we shall eat, or white, or brown:
And in a cottage, or a court,
Drinkfine Champaigne, or muddl'd Port.
What need of books these truths to tell,
Which folks perceive, who cannot spell.?
And mult we 'spectacles apply,
To view what hurts our naked eye?

Sir, if it be your wisdom's aim, To make me merrier than I am ; . I'll be all night at your devotionCome on, friend ; broach the pleasing notion : But if you would depress my thought; Your System is not worth a groat

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For Plato's fancies what care I?
I hope you would not have me die,
Like fimple Cato in the play,
For any thing that he can say ?
E'en let him of ideas fpeak
To heathens in his native Greek
If to be sad is to be wise ;-
Ido most heartily despise
Whatever Socrates has said,
Or Tully writ, or Wanley read.

Dear Drift, to set our matters right,
Remove these papers from my fight;
Burn Mat's Des-Cart', and Aristotle :
Here, Jonathan, your master's bottle.

ON THE .

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VANITY of the World.

PO EM

IN THREE BOOK S.

'O Bios yde ovope? ix, rróvos digna rinss. Eurip: Siquis Deus mihi largiatur, ut ex hac actate repuerafcam, et in cunis vao giam, oalde recafem.

Cic. de Senect, The bewailing of man's- miseries hath been elegantly and copiously sec

forth by many, in the writings as well of philosophers, as divines. And it is both a pleasant and a profitable contemplation.

Lord Bacon's: Advancement of Learning.

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