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Leave them to manage for thee, and to grant
Yet, not to rob the Priests of pious Gain,
The Path to Peace is Virtue : what I show,
I U V E N A L.
EL EVENTH SATYR.
By Mr. WILLIAM CONGREV E.
The ARGUMENT. The Design of this Satyr is to expose and reprebend all manner of Intemperance and Debauchery; but more particularly touches that exorbitant Luxury used by the Romans, in their
Feasting. The Poet draws the Occasion from an Invitation, which he bere makes to bis Friend, to Dine with him; very artfully preparing him, with what he was to ex. pect from bis Treat, by beginning the Satyr with a particular Invective against the Vanity and Folly of some Persons, who having but meán Fortunes in the World, attempted to live up to the height of Men of great Estates and Quality., He bews us, the miserable End of such Spend-thrifts and Gluttons; with the Manner and Courses, which they took to bring themselves to it; advising Men to live within Bounds, and to proportion their Inclinations to the Extent of their Fortune. He
gives bis Friend a Bill of Fare, of the Entertain-
And with luxurious Food indulge his Gueks,
But Rutilus is so notorious grown,
A Man, in his full Tide of Youthful Blood,
1 The Name of a very emi- | Thameful Degree of Poverty. neat Person in Rome: But here This likewise is here made use it is meant to fignify any one of, as a Common Name to all of great Wealth and Quality. Beggarly Gluttons, such whose
3 One who by his own ex- unreasonable Appetites remain travagant Gluttony, was at after their Eftates are coplu: length reduc'd. to the most med..