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And if these fail, there is no good 115 But all these plagues are nothing near Kind Nature e'er on man bestow'd,

Those, far more cruel and fevere

170 But he can easily divert

Unhappy man takes pains to find, To his own milery and hurt;

T'inflict himseli upon his mind; Make that which Heaven meant to bless

And out of his own bowels fpins Th’ungrateful world with, gentle Peace, A rack and torture for his fins; With luxury and excels, as fast

Torments himself in vain, to know

175 As war and desolation, walte;

That moit which he ca! never do ; Promote mortality, and kill,

And, the more strictly ’ris deny'd, As fast as arms, hy fitting itill;

The more he is unsatisfyd; Like earthqu::kes, say without a blow, 125 is busy in finding scruples out, And, oni: moving, overthrow;

To languish in eternal doubt;

180 Make law and equity as dear

Sees spectres in the dark, and ghosts, As plunder and tree-?! Il ter were,

And Itarts, as hories to at poits, And serce encounter a she bar

And, when his eres atlist him

least, Undo as fast as there in tir;

130 Difcern fuch subtle objects beit. Enrich barves, whores, and ufurers,

On hypothetic dreams and visions Pimps, fcriveners, filenc d 11.piers,

Vrounds everlaiting difquifitions, Tha: get eitates by being indeve

Andruites endless controverties For render conscience, and havr none.

On vulgir theorems an't hearsays; Like those that with their credit drive


G:ows positive and confident, A trave, without a stocks, and thrive;

In things to far beyond th' extent

190 Advance men in the church and itate

of human anse, he does not know For being of the naneft rate,

Whether ihey be at all or 110, Rais'd for their couble-guil'd deferts,

And doubts as much in things that are Bero: e integrity and parts;

140 | As plainly evident and clear; Prouuce more grievous complaints

Didains all useial sense, and, plain,

195 For plenty, than before for wants,

T' apply to th' intricate and vain; And make a rich and frui sul year

And cracks his brains in plodding on A greater grievance than a cear;

That which is never to be known; Mcke jefts of greater langus far

145 To pose himself with subtelties, Than those they trembled at in war;

And hold no other knowledge wile; Till, una vares, they've said a train

Altliough, the subtler all things are, To how the public 1.p.25211;

They 're but to nothing the rore near; Rally with borior, and, in iport,

And, the less weight they can sustain, Rerellion and destruction court,

150 The more he still lays on in vain, And make Fanatics in depight

And hangs his soul upon as nice

205 Of all their madness, re fun richt,'

And subtle curiofities, And och to all tiey have forethown,

As one of that vast multitude As other monsters oft have done,

That on a needle's point have food; Although from trith and sense as far, 155 Weighs right and wrong, and true and false, As all their other maggots are:

Wpon as nice and tubile scales,

210 For things fard fa se, and never meant,

As those that turn upon a plane
Do oft prove true by accident.

With th' hundredil part of half a grain,
That wealth that bounteous Fortune sends And still the fubiler tiev move,
As presents to her dearest friend,

160! The fooner falle, and useless prove. Is oft laid out upon a purchase

So man, that thinks to force and Itrain, 215 0? two yards long in parith-churches,

Beyond its natural sphere, his brain, And those coo-happy men that bought it

In vain torments it on the rack,
Had liv'l, and happier too, without it:

And, for improving, sets it back;
For what angs vatt wealth bring but cheat, 165
Law, luxury, disease, and debt;
Pain, pieafure, diícontent, and sport,

For metals, that are found to dwell
An easy-troubled life, and thort.

Near neighbour to the pit of hell,
And have a magic power to fway

The greedy louis of men that way, Ver. 163.] Though this satire seems fairly But with their bodies have been sain ranscribed for the profs, yet, on a vacancy in

To fill those trenches hp a ain; he theet opposite to this line, I find the follow When bloody battles have been fought ng verfes, which probably were intended to be For thiring that which they took out ded; but as they are not regularly interted, I For wealth is all things that conduce zhure rather to give them by way of note.

To man's deftruction or his use; For men ne'er digg'd so deep into

A standard both to buy and fell The bowels of the earth below,

All things from heaven down to hel.



Is ignorant of his own extent,

So, in return, that strives to render les And that to which his aims are bent;

The ki delufio!, with its own excel, Is lost in both, and breaks his blade

And, like two unskild gameters, use 0€ , Upon the anvil where 'twas made :

With banging theip out one another's ples. For, as abortions cost more pain

For those who heretofore fought private holes i Than vigorous births, so all the vain

Securely in the dark to danu teir fouis,
And weak productions of man's wit, 225 Wore vizards of hypocrity to steal
Tliat aim at purposes unfi',

And flink away in masquerade to hell,
Require more drudgery, and worse,

Non bring their crimus into the open iun, Than those of stroog and lively force.

For all m nkind to gaze their wort: upon, 42
As eagles try their young against his rays,
To prove if they ’re of generous breed or baie;
Call heaven and ea th to witneís how they're


With all their utmost vigour, to be damad, SAT I RE

And by their ow: examples, in the view 45

Of all the world, triv'd to damn others to;

On all occasions sought to be as civil
As pofiible they could t' his grace sie Devil,

To give liim no unnecerary trouble,

Nor in small matters use a friend so noble,

But with their conítani praciice done their bers is a strau cine paire lividin, anda lewd, T'improve and propagate his interest: Aseer tre

Toni's viewd; For men have now' made vice to greata's, An age as vilc&sea


The mailer of fact's become the ing!!!??; Like a fantatic letciit, to be scourg'd;

And the debauchea ii ictions they cani; Nor has it icap'd, and yet has only learn’d, 5

Mere trifles to the circumitance and how The niore 'tis plagued, to be the less concern'd. For 'tis not what they do that's now the lia, Twice have we seen two dreadful judgmentsrage, Buitwhat they lewdly affect and glory in. Enough to fright the stubborn'st-hearted age; Asif preposteroully they world profess The one to muw vast crowds of people down, A forc'd hypocrity of wickedness, The other (as then needless) half the Town; 10 And atiecuation, that makes god things but, And two as mighty mirades rettore

Muit make affected thame accun'dan mad; What both had ruin’d and deitroy'd before; For vices for themselves may find excuse, In all as unconcern'd as if they 'ad been

But never for their compliment and the ws; But pastimes for diversion to be seeil,

That if there ever were a mystery
Or, like the plagues of Egypt, meant a curse, 15 Of moral secular iniquity,
Not to reclaim us, but to make us worse.

And that the churches may not lose their due Twice have nen turn’d the World (that filly By being incroach'd lp )!), 'tis now, and nex: blockhead)

For inen are now as ici upulous and vice, The wrong fuuc outward, like a jussler's pocket, And tender-confcie.c'd vi lox paltry vice; Shook out hypocrisy as fait and Loic

Diidain as proudly to be thought to have As e'er the de leould teac, or finners use, 20 To do in any mitchief but the brave; And on the other side at once put in

As the moit scrupulous zealot of lite times As impotent iniquity and fin.

T'appear in any but ti' liorrid'it crime, ; As icuils that have been crack'd are often found Ilave 2 pricite and itrict punctelors Upon the wrong side to receive the wound; Now to appear, as then to make no ito's, And like tobacco pipes at one end hit, 25 And steer the world, by ditagreeing touce To break at th' other still that's opposite : Of different customas, 'gainit ber na urai coufe So men, who one extravagance would shun, So powerful's ill example to encroach, lato the contrarv extreme have run;

And Nature, ipite of all her lasts, iehauch, so And all the difference is, that, as the first

Example, that imperious dictator, Provokes the other freak to prove the worst, 30 Of all that's good or bad to innan nature,

By which te woll's corrupted and reclaim,

Hopes to be fav'd and foudies to be uarind; As the preceding satire was upon mankind in That reconciles all contrarictie, general, with some allusion to that age in which Makes wisdom folihueis, and fully wise, it was wrote, this is particularly leveiled at the Impotes on divinity, and fets licentious and debauched times of Charles II. Her jeal aliae on truths and counteriet; humorously contratted with the Puritanical ones Alers all characters of virtue' and 1.cs, wisch went before; and is a fresh proof of the And pailes one for th’otiier in viguse; Author's impartia'iis, and that he was not, as is Makes all things, as it pleaici, uiiderfron', generally, but fallely, linugined, a bigot to the The good receiv si for bad, and bad corpo'; Carabier party.

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That yly counter-changes wrong and right, | Made a dull sentence, and a moral fable, Like white in fields of hlack, and black in white; Do .nore than all our holdings-fotth are able, As if the laws of Nature had been made


A forc'd obscure mythology convince, of purpose oniy to be disobey'd;

Beyond our worst inflictions upon fins; 160 Oi man had lost his mighty interest,

When an old proverb, or an end of verse, By having been distinguuhd from a beast; Could more than all our penal laws coerce, And had no other way but fin and vice,

And keep inen honefter than all our furies To be reítur'd again to Paradise.

Of jailors, udge, conftibles, and juries; low copious is our language lately grown, Who were converted then with an old saying, To make blaspheming wit, and a jargon!

Better than all our preaching now, and praying. And yet how expreflive and significani,

What fops bad these been, had they livid with us, In damme at once to curse, and swear, and cant ! Where the best reason 's made ridiculous, As if no way express’e men's fouls to well, 105 And all the plain and rober things we lav, As damning of them to the pit of hell;

By raillery are put beside their play? 170 Nor any alleveration were so civil,

For inen are grown above all knowledge now, As mortgaging salvation to the devil;

And what they're ignorant of disdain to know; Or that his name did add a charming grace, Engrois truth (like Fanatics) underhand, And blasphemy a purity to our phrafe.

And boldly judge before they understand ; For what can any language more enrich,

The self-fame courtes equally advance,

175 Than to pay fou's for viciating speech;

In spiritual and carnal ignorance,
When the great'it ivrant in the world made thofe And, by the lame degrees of confidence,
But lick their words out that abus'd his profe?

Become impregnahle against all fense;
What trivial punishmerits did then protect 115 For, as they outgrew ordinances then,
To public censure a profound respect,

So would they now morality again.

18o When the most thamciul penance, and severe,

Though Drudgery and knowledge are of kin, That could b'inflicted on a Cavalier

And both descended from one parent, Sing For infamous debauchery, was no worse

And therefore seldom have been known to part, Than but to be degraded from his horse,

In tracing out the ways of Truth and Art, And have his livery of oats and hay,

Yet they have north-west pallages to steer, 185 Instead of cutting spurs off, tak'n away? A thort way to it, without pains or care: They held no torture then to great as ihane,

For, as implicit faith is far more stiff And that to Nay was less than to defame;

Than that which understands its own belief, lur just so much regard as men express


So those that think, and do but think they know, To th' cenfure of the public, more or less

Are far more obstinaie than those that do, The same will be return'd to them again, And more averse than if they’ad ne'er been taught In shame or reputation, to a grain ;

A wrong way, to a righe one to be brought; And, how perverse fo'er the world appears.

Take boldnes upon credit beforehand, 'Tis just to all the bad it fees and hers; 130

And grow too positive to undertand; ind for that virtue strives to be allow'd

Believe themselves as knowing and as famous, For all the injuries it does the good.

As if their gifs had gotten a mandamus, 196 How silly were their fages heretofore,

A bill of store to take up a degice,
To fright their heroes with a syren whore! With all the learnint to it, cuitom-free,
Nake them believe a water-witch, with charms, And look as big for wist they bought at Court,
Could sink their men of war as easy as atorms, As if they ’ad done their exercises for 't,
And turn their mariners, that heard them fing,
1:160 land porpusses, and cod and ling;
To terrify those mighty champions,
As we do children now with Bloody-bones: 140
Vitil the subtlest of their conjurers

Sead up the labels to his soul, his ears,
And ty'd his deafen's failors (u bile he pass'd
The dreadful lady's lodgings) to the mast,
And rather venture drowning than to wrong 145
ile sea-purs' chaste ears with a bawdy tong:

Tub'out of count:nance, and, like an ass,
Not pledge the Lady Circe one heer-glais;
Unmannerly refuse her treat and wine,
For fear of being turn'd into a twine,


When the has bien too kind before ; When one of our heroic adventurers now

Or tempt her to take back again Would drink hier down, and turn her int' a low! What the had thrown away in vain, So fimple were thofe times, when a grave fage By idly venturing her good graces

5 Could with an old-wife's tale instruct the age, To be dispos'd of buy ames-acess Ieach virtue more fantastic ways and nice, 155 Or fettling it in truit to uses han ours will now endure t' improve in sice; Out of his power, on tross and deuces;




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To put it to the chance, and try,

While those with which he idly plays I''th' ballot of a box and dye,

Have no regard to what he fosse Whether his money be his own,

Although he je nie and blalisme, And lose it, if he be o'erthrown;

Wthey enteriny, leaves and them, As if he were betray'd, ani iet

And dam his soul, and twear, and Curre, By his own stars to every cheat,

And ciucii h's Savicur toute Or wretchediy condemna by Fate

15 Than thiete tw-troopers that threw cut, To throw dice for his own cítate ;

Wylien tiey were railing for ins coat; As muiinters, by fatal dvom,

Denounce rezerige, as if the lead, Do for their lives upon a drum?

And rightiy understood and seard, For what leís influence can produce

And would make heed aner line, So great a monter as a chole,

Hwio commit to boi! acum ; Or any two-legg'd thing pollets

When lie poor bones are idrocent With loch a bruituin fot:ithneis?

of ali he vid, or iaid, cr meant, Unless those tutelary Itars,

| And ave as little fense, almoft, Intruited by astrologers,

As he that damns them when he 'as ioft; To have the charge of man, combin'd

25 As if he had rely'd upon To use him in the felf-fame kind;

Their judgment rather than his own; As those that help'd them to the trust,

ind that it were their fault, not his, Are wont to deal with others just.

That manag'd them himself amils, For to become so sadly dull

And gave them it instructions how And Itupid, as to fine for gull

30 | Torun, as he would have them do, (Not, as in cities, to b' excus’d,

And then condemns them fillily

95 But to be judg'u ît to he us'd,

For having no more wii than he?
That whosoe'er can draw it in
Is fure inevitably t'win,
And, with a curs'a half-witted fate, 35
To grow more duily desperate,

The voic 'lis macie a common prey,
And cheated foppithly at play,
Is their condition; Fate betrays

A B A D POET To fully firit, and then deitroys.

40 For what but miracles can serve

IREAT famous wit! whose rich and cars ress, So great a madness to preserve,

Free, and unus'd to drudgery and pain, As his, that ventures goals and chattels (Where there is no quarter given) in battles, Has all Apollo's treasure at command, And fights with money-rags as bold, 45

And how good verse is coin'd do'it unưerstard; As men with fand-bags did of old ;

In all Wit's combats matter of defence! 5 Puts lands, and tenements, and stocks,

Tell me, how doft tlo país on riryne ardier Into a paltry juggler's box ;

'Tis said they'api'; to thee, and in thy verte And, like an alderman of Gotham,

Do freely range tiemselves as volunteers, Embarketh in fo vile a bottom;

50 And withont pain, or pumping for a word, Engages blind and lenseleis hap

Place themselves ficly of their own accord. •Gainst high, and 'ow, and lur, and knap

1, whoin a loud caprich (for some great crime (As Tartars with a man of straw

I have committej) has c.ndemn'd to rhy nie, Encounter lions hard to paw);

With savish ohftinacy vex my brain With those that never venture more


To reconcile them, but, alas! in vain. Than they had faf:I.'infur'd before;

Sometimes I ict my wits upon the rack, Wh, when they knock the box, and shake, And, when I would say white, the verie ... Do, dite the Indian rattle-ínuke,

black; But strive to ruin and destroy

When I would draw a brave man ttbe life, Those that mistake it for fair play ;

60 It names fome fave that pimps to his owa That hare t'ieir fulhams at conimand,

Or bate poltroon, that would bare Brought up 10 do their fea s at hand;

daughter, That understand the r calls and knocks,

If he had mct with any to have bought teri And how to p ace themselves i'th' box;

When I would praise an quthor, the 155 Can tell the oddses or all games,

65 Damn'd lente, says Virgil, but the riaymeAnd waen to antwer to their name' ; Audi, when he cures them t'apptar, Like imps, are ready every where;

Ver. 22.] Damn'd sense, says Virgil, buither When to play foul, and when run fair

This blan, and anoiher at the ci (Out of design up the square,

70 the Poem, the Author evidently chore tha. And let the greedy cuily win,

supplied by the reader. It is not my be Only io draw isim jurther in ;

therefore, to deprive biin oi that fatidica


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