Obrazy na stronie




Walker! our hat-nor more, be geign'd to say, Thou gav'A that Ripeness, which fo foon began,
But, itern as Ajax' spectre, strode away,

And ceas'd fu foon, he ne'er was Boy, nor Man.
In flow'd at once a gay embroidered race, 275 Through School and College, thy kind cloud o'escat,
And tittering push'd the Pedants off the place : Safe and unseen the young Æneas past : 290
Some would have spoken, but the voice was drown's Thence bursting glorious, all at once let down,
By the French horn, or by the opening hound. Stunn'd with his giddy Larum half the town.
The first came forwards, with as easy mien,

Intrepid then, o'er feas and land's he few:
As if he saw St. James's and the Queca. 280 Europe he saw, and Europe saw him too.
When thus th' attendant Orator begun,

There all thy gitis and graces we display, 295
Receive, great Empress ? chy accomplith'd Son: Thou, only thou, directing all our way :
Tbine from the birth, and sacred from the rod, To where the Seine, obsequious as the runs,
A dauntless infant! never scar'd with God.

Pours at Great Bourbon's feet her filken fons;
The Sire faw, one by one, his Virtues wake: 285 Or Tyber, now no longer Roman, rolls,
The Níother begg'u the blessing of a Rake.

Vain of Italian arts, Italian Souls:

To happy Convents, bofom'd deep in vines,

Where slumber Abbots, purple as their wines :

Tolles of Fragrance, lily-filver:d vales, Gold and Silver are necefTary trimming to denote the Diffusing languor in the panting gales : dress of a penon of rank, and the Governor must be To lands of singing, or of dancing flaves, 305 fupposed to in foreign courtries, to be admitted into Love-whispering woods, and lute-resounding waves. courts and other places of fair reception. But how But chief her thrine where naked Venus keeps, comes Aristarchus to know at light that this Governor And Cupids ride the Lion of the Deeps, came from France? Know? Why, by the laced coat. Where, eas'd of Aeets, the Adriatic main

SCRIBL) Wafts the smooti. Eunuch and enamour'd (wain. 310 Ibid. Where, Pupil, and lac'd Governor] Sume Led by my hand, he saunter'd Europe round, Critics have objected to the order bere, being of opi And gather'd every Vice on Christian ground; nion that the Governor should have the precedence Saw every Court, heard every King declare before the Whore, if not before the Pupil. But were His royal Sense, of Operas or the Fair; he fo placed, it might be thought to infinuate that The Stews and Palace equally explorid, 3'5 the Governor led the Pupil to the Whore; and were Intrigu'd with glory, and with spirit whor'd; the Pupil placed first, he might be supposed to lead | Try'd all hors d'euvres, all liqueurs defin'd, the Governor to her. But our impartial Poet, as he Judicious drank, and greatly-daring din d; is drawing their picture, represents them in the order in ubich they are generally seen; namely, the Pupil

REMARKS. beiween the Whore and the Governor; but placeth the Whore first, as the usually governs both the other.

son might pass for a wit; in which opinion he forti. Ver. 280. As if he saw St. James's] Reflecting fies tiimself by ver. 316. where the Orator, speaking on the disrespectful and indecent Behaviour of several of his pupil, says, that he forward young persons in the presence, so offenfive to all ferious mes, and to none more than the good Intrigued with glory, and with spirit whor'd, Scriblerus.

Ver. 281. th' attendant Orator] The Governor which seems to insinuate that her prayer was heard. abovesaid. The Poct gives him no particular name ; Here the good Scholiast, as, indeed, every where else, being unwilling, I presume, to offend or to do injuf- lays open the very foul of modern criticism, while he tice to any, by celebrating one only with whom this makes his own ignorance of a poetical expression bold character agrees, in preference to so many who open the door to much erudition and learned conequally deserve it.

SCRIBL.jecture: the blessing of a rake signifying no more Ver. 284. A dauntless infant!, never scar’d with than that he might be a Rake; the cffects of a thing God) i. e. Brought up in the enlarged principles of for the thing itself, a common figure. The careful modern Education; whole great point is, to keep mother only wished her son might be a Rake, as well the infant mind free from the prejudices of opinion, knowing that its attendant Blessings would follow of and the growing spirit unbroken by terrifying Names.course. Amongit the happy consequences of this reformed Ver. 307. But chief, &c.] These two lines, in discipline, it is not the least, tha: we have never after their force of imagery and colouring, emulate and wards any occafion for the Priest, whese trade, as a equal the pencil of Rubens. modern wit informs us, is only to finith what the nurfe Ver: 308. And Cupids ride the Lion of the began.

SCRIBL. Deeps ;] The winged Lion, the Arms of Venice. Ver. 286 the blessing of a Rake.] Scriblerus is This Republic, heretofore the most confiderable in here much at a loss to find out what this bleffing should Europe, for her naval Force and the extent of her be. He is sometimes tempted to imagine it might Commerce; now illustrious for her Carnivals. be the marrying a great fortune; but this, again, for Ver. 318. greatly-daring din'd;] It being indeed the vulgarity of it, he rejects, as something uncom- no small risque to eat through those extraordinary mon seemed to be prayed for. And after many' compositions, whose difguiled ingredients are genieAtrange Conceits, not at all to the honour of the fair rally unknown to the gueits, and highly inflammafex, he at length rests in this, that it was, that her tory and unwholesome.



[ocr errors]

Dropt the dull lumher of the Latin Store,

Soft, as the wily Fox is seen to creepi 351 Spoil'd his own language, and acquir'd no more; 320 Where bask on sunny banks the simple sheep, All Claflic learning loft on Classic ground;

Walk round and round, now prying here, now there, And last turn's Air, the Echo of a Sound;

So he; but pious, whisper'd first his prayer. See now, half cur'd, and perfectly well-bredt,

Grant, gracious Goddess! grant me still to cheat, With nothing but a Solo in his head;

O may thy cloud still cover the deceit!
As much Efate, and Principle, and Wit, 325 Thy choicer mists on this affembly shed,
As Jansen, Fleetwood, Cibber shall think fit; But pour them thickest on the noble head.
Stol’n from a Duel, followd by a Nun,

So thall each youth, affifted by our eyes,
And, if a Borough ehuse him, not undone!

See other Cæsars, other Homers rise; See, to my country happy I restore

Through twilight ages hunt th' Athenian fow!, This glorious Youth, and add one Venus more. 330 Which Chalcis Gods, and mortals call an Owl, Her too receive (for her my soul adores),

Now see an Attys, now a Cecrops clear, So may the sons of sons of sons of whores

Nay, Mahomet! the Pigeon at thine ear; Prop thine, O Empress! like each neighbour Be rich in ancient brass, though not in gold, 365 Throne,

And keep his Lares, though his house be sold; And make a long Pofterity thy own.

To headless Phæbe his fair bride poftpone, Pleas'd, he accepts the Hero and the Dame, 335 Honour a Syrian Prince above his own ; Wraps in her Veil, and frees from sense or shame. Lord of an Orbo, if I vouch it true; Then look'd, and saw a lazy, lolling fort,

Bleft in one Niger, till he knows of two. 370 Unseen at Church, at Senate, or at Court,

Mummius o'erheard him; Mummius, Fool-reOf ever listless Loiterers, that attend

No Cause, no Truft, no Duty, and no Friend. 340 Who like his Cheops stinks above the ground,
Thee too, my Paridel! fhe mark'd thee there, Fierce as a tartled Adder, (well'd, and said,
Stretch'd on the rack of a too easy chair,

Rattling an ancient Siftrum at his heads
And heard thy everlasting yawn confess

Speak't:hou of Syrian Princes? Traitor base! 375 The Pains and Penalties of Idleness :

Mine, Goddcís! mine is all the horned race. She pitv'd! but her Pity only shed

345 Benigner influence on thy nodding head.

But Annius, crafty Seer, with ebon wand,
And well-dissembled en.erald on his hand,

nity, but our Annius had a more fubftantial moFalse as his Gems, and canker'd as his Coins,

tive. Came, cramm'd with capon, from where Pollio dines. Ver. 363. Attys and Cecrops] The firft Kings of

Athens, of whom it is hard to Tappose any Coins are REMARKS.

extant; but not so improbable as what follows, that there fhould be any of Mahomet, who forhad all

Images; and the story of whose Pigeon was a monkVer. 324. With nothing but a Solo in his head;] ith fable. Nevertheless one of these Anniuses made With nothing but a Solo? Why, if it be a Solo, how a counterfeit medal of that impoftor, now in the colo hould there be any thing else? Palpable tautology! lection of a learned Nobleman. Read boldly an Opera, which is enough of conscience Ver. 371. Mummius) This name is not merely for such a bead as has lost all its Latin. BINTL. an allufion to the Mummius he was so fond of, but

Ver. 326. Jansen, Fleetwood, Cibber] Three probably referred to the Roman General of that name, very eminent persons, all Managers of Plays; who, who burned Corinth, and commit:ed the curious Stathough not Governors by profesion, had each in his tues to the Captain of a Ship, affuring him, “ that way, concerned themselves in the Education of " if any were lost or broken, he ihould procure others Youth; and regulated their Wits, their Morals, or “ to be made in their stead;" by which it should their Finances, at that Period of their age which is reem (whatever may be pretended) that Mummius the most important, their entrance into the polite was no Virtuoso. world. Of the last of these, and his Talents for Ibid.- Fool renown'd] A compound epithet in this end, see Book ́i, ver, 199, &c.

the Greek manner, renown'd by fools, or renowned Ver. 331. Her too receive, &c.] This confirms for making fools. what the learned Scriblerus advanced in his Note on Ver. 372. Cheops] A King of Egypt whose body ver. 272, that the Governor, as well as the Pupil, was certainly to be known, as being buried alone in had a particular interest in this lady.

his Pyramid, and is therefore more genuine than any Ver. 341. Thee too, my Paridel!] The Poet of the Cleopatras. This Royal Mummy, being itoseems to speak of this young gentleman with great len by a wild Arab, was purchased by the Contul of affection. The name is taken from Spenfer, who Alexandria, and transmitted to the Museum of Mumgives it to a wandering Courtly Squire, that travelled mius; for proof of which he brings a passage in about for the same reason for which many young Sandys's Travels, where that accurate and learned Squires are now fond of travelling, and especially to Voyager assures us that he saw the Sepulchre empty, Paris.

which agrees exactly (faith he) with the time of the Ver. 347. Annius,] The name taken from An- theft above mentioned. But he omits to obferve nius the Monk of Viterbo, famous for many impoti- that Herodotus tells the same thing of it in his tions and Forgeries of ancient manuscripts and in time, {criptions, which he was prompted to by mere Va- Ver. 375. Speak't they of Syrian Princes ? &c.] Ve YI,


[ocr errors]

True, he had wit, to make their value rise;

Fair from its humble bed I rear'd this. Aower, 405 Froin foolish Crecka to steal them, was as wise: Suckled, and sheard, with air, and fun, More glorious yet, from barbarous hands to keep,

Thower: Whon Sallec Rovers chac'd him on the derp. 380 Soft on the paper ruff its leares I spread, Then taught by Hermes, and divinely bold, Bright with the gilded button tipe its head. Down his own throat he risqu’d the Grecian Gold, Then thron'd in glass and nam'd it CAROLINE: Receiv'deach Demi-God, with pious care, Each maid cried, Charming! and each youth, Di. Deep in his Entrais--I rever'd them there,


410 I bought them, shrouded in that living fhrine, 385 Did Nature's pencil ever blend luch rays, And, at their second birth, they ifTue mine. Such varied light, in one promiscuous blaze!

Witsiess great Ammon! by whose hoins I swore, Now prostrate! dead! behold that Coroline: (Reply'd loft Annius) this our paunch before No maid cries, Charming! and me youth, Divine ! Still bears them, faithful; and that thus I cat, And lothe wretch! whose vile, whose insect lust 415 Is to refund the Medals with the meat. 390 Lay'd this gay diughter of the Spring in duft. To prove me, Goddess! clear of all design, Oh punith him, or to th'Elysian ihades Bid me with Pollio fup, as well as dine :

Dismiss my soul where no carnation faues. There all the Learn's Thall at the labour stand, He ceas'd, and wept. With innocence of mien, And Douglas lend his foft, obftetric hand.

Th' Accus'd stood forth, and thus addrels'd the The Goddess smiling seem'd to give consent ; 395 Queen: So back to Pollio, hand in hand, they went.

Of all in onamel'd race, whose filvery wing, 421 Then thick as Locusts blackening all the ground, Waves to the tepid Zephyrs of the spring, A tribe, with weeds and thells fantastie crown'd, Or swims along the fluid atniofphere, Ench with some wondrous gitt approach'd the Power, Once brightest shin's this child of Heat and Air. A Neit, a Toad, a Fungus, or a Flower, 400 I saw, and started from its vernal bower

423 But far the foremott, too, with earneit zeal, The riling me, and chac'd from flower to Aower. And afpect ardent, to the Throne appeal.

It fied, I follow'd, now in hope, now pain; The f:st thus npen'd: Hear thy suppliant's call, It itopt, I stopt; it mov'd, I mov'd again. Great Queen, and common Mother of us all! At lait it fixt, 'twas on whit plant it pleas'd,

And where it fix'd, the beauteous bird I reiz'd: 430

Rofe or Carnation was below my care ;

I meddle, Goddess! only in my sphere.
I tell the naked fact without disguise,

And, to excuse it, need but thew the prize; The strange fory following, which may be taken Whole spoils this Paper offers to your eye, 435 for a fiction of the Poet, is juítified by a true relation Fair ev'n in death! this peerless Butterfly. in Spor's Voyages. Vaillant (who w.ote the Hif- My sons! (the answer'd) both have done your tory of the Syrian Kings as it is to be found on nie

parts: dals) coming from the Levant, where he had been Live hippy both, and long promote our arts. colleging various coins, and being pursued by a But bear a Mother, when the recommends Corsair of Sallec, swallowed down twenty gold me. To your fraternal care our fieeping friends.

440 dals. A fudden Bourasque freed him from the Row The common Soul, of Heaven's more frugal inake, ver, and he got to land with them in his beily. On Serves but to keep fools pert and knaves awake; his road to Avignon he met two Physicians, of whom A drowsy Watchman, that just gives a knock, he demanded allistance One advised Purgations, | And breaks our rest, to tell us what's a clock. the o:her Vomits. In this uncertainty he took nei. Yet by fume object every brain is fired; 445 ther, but pursued his way to Lyons, where he found 'The dull may waken to a Humming-birt; his ancient friend the famous Physician and And. The moitrecluse, discreetly open'd, tind quary Dufour, to whom he reluted his adventure. Congenial matter in the Cockle kind; Dufour, without ftaving to inquire about the ure:fy The Mind in Metaphysics at a lots, symptoms of the burtdien he corried, first asked him, May wander in a wilderoofs of Mols; 450 Whether the Medals were of the higher empire? The head that turpis at fuperlunar things, He affured him they were. Duiour was ravished Pois'd with a tail, may steer on Wilkins' wings. with the hope of pofleffing fo rare a ticasure; he bargained with him on the spot for the most curious

REMARKS. of them, and was to recover them ai his own expence.

Ver. 409. and nam'd it Caroline :) It is a comVer. 387. Witness great Ammon!} Jupiter Am- pliment which the Florilts usually pw to Princes and mon is calied 10 witnels, as the father of Alexar der, great persons, to give their names to the most curito whom those Kings fucceeded in the divifon of ous Flowers of their rating: Some have been very the Macedonian Empire, and whose Ilorns they wore jealous of vindicating this honour, but none more on their Medals,

than that ambitious Gardener, at Hammersmith, who Ver. 394. Douglas] A physician of great Learn-eaused his Favourite to be painted on his Sign, with ing and no less Taite, above all, curious in what this inscription, This is My Queen Caroline. Jelated to Horace, of whom he cullefied every Edi- Ver. 452. Wilkins' wings ] One of the first Protion, 'Translation, and Comment, to the number of jeétors of the Royal Society, who, among many enSeveral hundred volumes.

larged and useful noticns, entertained the extravagant

O! would the Sons of Men once think their Eyes Rous'd at his name, up rose the bowzy Sire, And Retfon giv'n them but to ftudy Flies! And shook from out his Pipe the seeds of fire; See Nature in time partial narrow shape, 455 Then (nap'd his box, and strok d bis belly down, 495 And let the Au:hor of the whole escape;

Roly and reverend, though without a Gown. Learn but to trifle; or, who most observe,

Bland and fumiliar to the throne he came, To wonder at their Maker, not to serve.

Led up the Youth, and call'd the Goddess Dame, Be that my talk (replies a gloomy Clerk,

Then thus. From Priestcraft happily set free, Sworn toe to Mystery, yet divinely dark; 460 Lol every finish'd Son returns to thee:

500 Whole pious hope aspires to see the day

first lave to Words, then vaflal to a Name, When Moral Evidence shall quite decay,

Then dupe to Party; child and man the same; And damns implicit faiili, and holy lies,

Bounded by Nature, narrow'd ftill by Art, Prompt to impuíe, and fond to dogmatize:)

A trilling head, and a contracted heart. Let others creep by timid steps and Now, 465 Thus bred, thus taught, how many have I seen, 505 On plain Experience lay foundations low,

Smiling on all, and smil'd on by a Quoen! By common sense to common knowledge bred, Mark'd out for Honours, honour'd for their Birth, And last, to Nature's Caute through Nature led. To thee the most rebellious things on carth: All-seeing in thy milts, we want no guide,

Now to thy gentle ihadow all are thrunk, Mother of Arrogance, and Source of Pride! 470 All melted down in Pension, or in Punk ! 519 We nobly take the high Priori Road,

So K *, so B * *, sneak'd into the grave, And reason downward, till we doubt of God; A Monarch's half, and half a Harlot's save. Make Nature still incroach upon his plan;

Poor W , nipotin Folly's broadent bloom, And ih ve him off as far as e'er we can:

Who praises now? nis Chaplain on his Tomb,
Thrust some Mechanic Caufe into his place ; 475
Or bind in Matter, or diffuse in Space.

Or, at one bound o’erleaping all his laws,
Make God Man's Image, Man the final Cause,
Find Virtue local, all Rclation scorn,

ten, you might as soon have found a Wolf in Enge See all in Self, and but for Self be born : 480 land as an Atheist? The truth is, the whole species Of nought so certain as our Reason still,

was exterminated. There is a trifling difference in Of nought fo doubtful as of Soul and Will.

deed concerning the Author of the Atchievements Oh hide the God till more! and make us see

Some, as Dr. Ahenhurst, gave it to Bentley's BoySuch as Lucretius drew, a God like Thee:

lean Lectures. And he so well convinced that great Wrapt up in Self, a God without a Thought, 485 Man of the truth, that wherever afterwards he found Regardless of our merit or default.

Atheist, he always read it A Theilt. But, in spite Or that bright image to our fancy draw,

of a claim so well made out, others gave the honour Which Theocles in raptur'd vision law,

of this exploit tu a latter Boylcan Lecturer. A juWild through Poetic scenes the GENIUS roves,

dicious Apologist for Dr. Clarke, against Mr. While Or wanders wild in Academic Groves ; 490

ton, fays, with no less elegance than positivexess of That NATURI our Society adores,

Exprellion, It is a moft certain truth that the Dea Where Tindai dictates, and Siler uś snores,

monitration of the being and attributes of God, has

extirpared and banished Atheism out of the Christian REMARKS

world, p. 18. It is much to be lamented, that the

clearest truths have still their dark Gde. Here we hope of a posibility to fly to the Moon; which has see it becomes a doubt which of the two Herculeses put fome volatile Geniurės upon making wings for was the monster-queller. But what of that? Since that purpose.

the thing is done, and the proof of ir to certain, there Ver. 462. When Moral Evidence shall quite de is no occafion for so nice a canvasling of circumstances.

SCRIEL. cay,] Alluding to a ridiculous and absurd way of fome Mathematicians, in calculating the gradnai de- Ibid. Silenus] Silenus was an Epicurean Philoftcay of Moral Evidence by mathematical proportions : pher, as appears from Virgil, Eciog. vi. where he according to which calculation, in about fifty yeurs is lings the principles of that philofophy in his drink. will be no longer probabie that Julius Cæsar was in Ver. 5o1. First Nave to words, &c.] A Recapi. Gaur, or died in the Senate House. See Craig's tulation of the whole Course of modern Education Theologiæ Christiana Principia Mathematica. But defcribed in this book, which confines Youth to the as it seems evident, that facis of a thousand years Itudy cf Words only in Schools; subjects them to old, for instance, are now as probable, as they were the authority of Systems in the Univertities; and defive hundred years ago; it is plain, that if in fifiy ludes them with the names of Party distinctions in more they quite disappear, it muit be owing, pot io! the world. All equally concurring to narrow the their Arguments, but to the extraordinary power of Understanding, and establish Slavery and Euror in our Goddess; for whose help therefore they have Literature, Philosophy, and Politics. The whole reason to pray.

finished in modern Free-thinking: the completioa Ver. 492. Where Tindai diatates and Silenus of whatever is vain, wrong, and destructive to the snores.] it cannot be denied but that this fine tsoke happiness of mankind; as it establithes Self-love for of satire against Atheiim was well intended. But she role Principle of Action. how muft the Reader fmile at our Author's officious Ver. 506. Imild on by a Queen!] i. e. This zoal, when he is told, that at the time this was writ. Qucen or Goddess of Du.nels,

[ocr errors]


[ocr errors]


Then take them all, oh take them to thy breaft! 551 And trait succeeded, leaving shame no room,
Thy Magus, Goddess ! shall perform the rest. Cibberian forehead, or Cimmerian gloom..

With that, a WIZARS OLD his Cup extends ; Kind Self-conceit to some her glass applies,
Which whoro tastes, forgets his former friends, Which no one looks in with another's eyes ;
Sire, Ancestors, Himielf. One carts his eyes But, as the Flatterer or Dependant paint, 535
Up to a Star, and like Endymion dies; 520 Beholds himself a Patriot, Chief, or Saint.
A Feather, shooting from another's head,

On others Interest her gay livery flings,
Extracts his brain ; and Principle is fied;

Interest, that waves on Party-colour'd wings : Loft is his God, his Country, every thing;

Turn’d to the Sun, the casts a thousand dyes, And nothing left but Homage to a King!

Ang, as the turns, the colours fall or rise.

540 The vulgar herd turn off to roll with Hogs,

Others the Syrens Sisters warble round, To run with Horses, or to hunt with Dogs; And empty heads console with empty found. But, sad example! never to ese ape

No more, alas! che voice of Fame they hear,
Their infamy, still keep the human shape.

The balm of Dulness trickling in their ear.
But ihe, good Goddess, sent to every child Great C**,H**,p**, R **, K., 545
Firm Impudence, or Stupefaction mild;

Why all your Toils? your Suns have learn'd to fioz.
How quick Ambition haftes to ridicule !
The Sire is made a Peer, the Son a Fool.

On some, a Priest fuccinct in amice white

Attends; all flesh is nothing in his fight! 550 Ver. 517. With that a Wizard old, &c.] Here Beeves, at his touch, at once to jelly turn, beginneth the celebration of the GREATER MYS- And the huge Boar is thrunk into an Urn: TERJES of the Goddess, which the Poet, in his In- The board with specious miracles he loads, vocation, ver. 5. promised to ling.

Turns Hares to Larks, and Pigeons into Toads. V&. 518. - forgets his former Friends, ? Surely Another (for in all what one can shine) 555 there little needed the force of charms or magic to set Explains the Seve and Verdure of the Vine. afide an useless Frier.chip. For of all the accommodations of fathionable lite, as there are none more re

REMARKS, putable, so there are none of fo little charge as friendThip. It fills up the void of life with a name of dig. nity and respect; and at the same time is ready to they become easy under any infamy. Each of which give place to every pafsiun that offers to dispute por. species is here thadowed under Allegorical persons. action with it.


Ver. 532. Cibberian forehead, or Cimmerian Ver. 523, 524. Loft is his God, his Country- gloom.] i. e. She communicates to them of her own And nothing left but Homage to a King !) So strange Virtue, or of her Royal Colleagues. The Cibberian as this must leem to a mere English reader, the få forehead being to fit them for Self-conceit, Self-inmous Monf. de la Bruyere declares it to be the cha- tereft, &c. and the Cimmerian gloom, for the Plearacter of every good subject in a Monarchy: “ Where Tures of Opera, and the Table.

SCRIBL. * (says he) there is no such thing as love of our Ver. 553. The board with specious Miracles he " Country, the Interest, the Glory, and Service of loads, &c.] Scriblerus seems at a loss in this place. " the Prince supply its place.” De la Republique, Speciosa miracula (says he), according to Horace, chap. x.

were the monstrous fables of the Cyclops, LastryOf this duty another celebrated French Author gons, Scylla, &c.

What relation have these to the Ypeaks indeed a little more disrespe&tfully; which for Transformation of Hares into Larks, or of Pig tops that reason, we shall not translate, but give it in his into Toads? I fhall tell thee. The Læltıygons own words, “ L'Amour de la Patrie, le grand motif spitted Men upon Spears, as we do Larks upon " des prémiers Heros, n'est plus regardé que comme Skewers; and the fair Pigeon turned to a Toed, is « une Chimére; l'ide du Service du Roi, etendüe similar to the fair Virgin Scylla ending in a filthy * jusqu'à l'oubli de tout autre Principe, teint lieu de beast. But here is the difficulty, why Pigeons in lo « ce qu'on appelloit autrefois Grandeur d'Aine et fuocking a thape should be brought to a Table. Hares Fidelite.” Eoulainvilliers Hilt. des Anciens Par- indeed might be out into Larks at a second dreifing, dements de France, &c.

out of frugality: Yet that seems no probable motive, Ver. 528. ftill keep the human shape.) The ef- when we conlider the extravagance before reptioned, fects of the Magis's Cup, by which is allegorized aof diffolving wbole Oxen and Boars into a small vial Rotal corruption of heart, are just contrary to that of of Jelly; nay it is expressly said, that all fleth is Circe, which only represents the sudden plunging nothing in his fight. I have searched in Apicius, into pleasures. Her's there!ore, took away the Pliny, and the Feast of Trimalchio, in vain; I can Shape, and leit the human mind; his takes away the only resolve it into fome mysterious fuperftigious mind, and leaves the human shape.

Rite, as it is said to be done by a Priest, and forin Ver. 529. But ihe, good Goddess, &c.] The only after called a Sacrifice, attended (as all ancient sacomfort people can receive, mest be owing in some crifices were) with Libation and Song. ScuBL. thape or other to Dulness; which makes tome ftu- This good Scholiaft, not being acquainied with mo. pid, others impudent, gives Self-conceit to some, dern Luxury, was ignorant that these were only the upon the Flatterrets of their dependants, presents the miracles of French Cookery, and that particularly Jalte colours of Intereft to others, and bles or Pigeons en crapeau” were a common dich. anules the rest with idle Pleasures or Sensuality, tiil Ver. 556. Seve and Verdeur] French Terms res

« PoprzedniaDalej »