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on or colour, not to the devil himself, for what he does; he is a Rave to Mammon bout wages. The first makes a shift to be beloved ; ay, and envied too by some ple; the second is the universal object of hatred and contempt. There is no vice has n lo pelted with good sentences, and especially by the poets, who have pursued it
stories, and fables, and allegories, and allufions; and moved, as we say, every store Aing at it: among all which, I do not remember a more fine and gentleman-likę rection, than that which was given it by one line of Ovid:
« Desunt luxuriæ multa, avaritiæ omnia."
Much is wanting to luxury, all to avarice.
Poverty wants fome, luxury many, avarice all things.
And, oh, what man's condition can be worse
The rich poor man's emphatically poor. I wonder how it comes to pass, that there has never been any law made against him : gainst him do I say? I mean, for him: as there are public provisions made for all aher madmen : it is very reasonable that the king should appoint fome persons (and I think the courtiers would not be against this propofition) to manage his estate during
life (for his heirs commonly need not that care): and out of it to make it their baliness to fee, that he should not want alimony befitting his condition, which he could sever get out of his own cruel fingers. We relieve idle vagrants, and counterfeit begFars
; but have no care at all of these really poor men, who are, methinks, to be re. petfully treated, in regard of their quality. I might be endless against them, but I in almost choaked with the super-abundance of the matter ; too much plenty impoFerihes me, as it does them. I will conclude this odious subject with part of Horace's frit fatire, which take in his own familiar style;
I admire, Mæcenas, how it comes to pass,
Beyond long orator Fabius's ftyle. "The author, well acquainted with the taste of his readers, would not disgust their delicacy by lete ting them know that this a fomebody" was St. Paul, [2 Cor. vi. 10.)-Though the sease and expicka son would have done honour to Plato. Hurd.