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The ground about the house maintains it there,
EP1TAPHIUM VIVI AUCTOIIIS*.
"HIC, o viator, sub lare parvulo
"Non indecora pauperie nitens,
* Efitaphiam Vici Auctoris.] The conceit of a tiring death, was altogether in the taste of our author; but so happily pursued in this agreeable epitaph, that the play of wit takes nothing from the weight and pathos of the sentiment.
UURD. VOL. III. Y 3
"Possis ut ilium dicere morluum;
"Hie sparge flores, sparge breves rosas
"Vatis adhuc cinerem calentem."
EPITAPH ON THE LIVING AUTHOR.
HERE, stranger, in this humble nest,
Scap'd all the toils, that life molest,
Here, in no sordid poverty,
And no inglorious ease,
Its frowns and flatteries.
The little earth, he asks, survey:
Is he not dead, indeed? "Light lie that earth," good stranger, pray,
"Nor thorn upon it breed!"
With flow'rs, fit emblem of his fame,
Compass your poet round;
Be his warm ashes crown'd!
BY WAY OF VISION,
GOVERNMENT OF OLIVER CROMWELL *.
* Tills is the best of our author's prose-works. The subject, which he h id much at heart, raised bis genius. There is something very noble, and almost poetical, in the plan of this Vision; and a warm vein of eloquence runs quite through it num.
THAT the philosophical college be situated within one, two, or (at furthest) three miles of London; and, if it be possible to find that convenience, upon the side of the river, or very near it.
That the revenue of this college amount to four thousand.pounds a-year.
That the company received into it be as follows: 1. Twenty philosophers or professors. 2. Sixteen young scholars, servants to the professors. 3. A chaplain. 4. A bailiff for the revenue. 5. A manciple or purveyor for the provisions of the house. 6. Two gardeners. 7. A master-cook. 8. An under-cook. Q. A butler. 10. An under-. butler. 11. A surgeon. 12. Two lungs, or chemical servants. 13. A library-keeper, who is like