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Then dandles him with many a mutter'd Pray’r,
. a Length of Navel-Iring.
Shou'd I present thee with rare figur'd Plate, Or Gold as rich in Workmanship as Weight; O how thy rising Heart wou'd throb and beat, And thy left fide, with trembling Pleasure, fweat! Thou measur'rt by thy self the Pow'rs Divine ; Thy Gods are burnin'd, Gold and Silver is their Shrine. Thy puny Godlings of inferior Race, Whose humble Statues are content with Brass,
Shou'd fome of these, in 6 Vifions purg'd from Phlegm,
In Vifons purg'd from or Humours of the Body; but Phlegm, &c. It was the Opi- such as are sent from Heanion both of Grecians and ven; and are, therefore, cer, Romans, that the Gods, in Vintain Remedies. fions or Dreams, often re 7 For Saturn's Brafs, &c. veal'd to their Favourites a Brazen Vessels, in which the Cure for their Diseases, and publick Treasures of the Resometimes those of others. mans were kept: It may be Thus Alexander dream'd of the Poct meant only old Vefan Herb which cur’d Ptolomy. Sels, which were called Kgória, These Gods were principally from the Greek Name of Sao 'Apollo and Esculapius; but, in turn. after-times, the same Virtue 8 Numa's Earthen Ware. Une and Good-will was attributed der Numa the second King to Isis and Osiris. Which brings of Rome, and for a long time to my Remembrance an odd after him, the Holy Vesels Passage in Sir Thomas Brown's for Sacrifice were of Earthen Religio Medici, or in his Vulo Warc, according to the Supergar Errors; the Sense whereof ftitious Rites which were inis, That we are beholden, fortroduced by the famc Numa: many of our Discoveries in Phyo Tho' afterwards, when Mem. fick, to the courteous Revelation mius had taken Corinth, and of Spirits. By the Expression Paulus Emilius had conquered of Vifions purg'd from Phlegm, Macedonia, Luxury began aAuthor
such mongft the Romans; and then Dreams or Vifions, as pro- their Utensils of Devotion ceed not from natyral Cayses,' were of Gold and Silver, &c.
.: We bring our Manners to the blest Abodes,
And think what pleases us, must please the Gods.
9 And makes Caiabrian Io As Maids to Venus, &c. Wool, &c. The Wool of Cao Those Baby-Toys were little·labria was of the fineft fort Babies, or Poppets, as we call in Italy, as Juvenal also tells them ; in Latin Pupa ; which us. The Tyrian Stain is the the Girls, when they came to Parple Colour dy'd at Tyrus; the Age of Puberty, or Childand I suppose, but dare not bearing, offer'd to Venus ; as positively affirm, that the the Boys at Fourteen or Fifrichest of that Dye was nearest teen Years of age offer'd their our Crimson, and not-Scarlet, Bulla, or Bosses. or that other Colour more II A Cake thus i given, &c. approaching to the Blue. 1 A Cake of Barley, or course have not room to justifie my. Wheat-meal, with the Branin. Conjecture.
it: The meaning is, that God What I had forgotten before, is pleas'd with the pure and in its due place, I must here spotless Heart of the Offerer ; tell the Reader, That the first and not with the Riches of half of this Satyr was cranio the Offering. Laberius in the lated by one of my Sons, Fragments of his Mimes, has now in Italy; but I thought a Verse like this: Puras, De- so well of it, that I let it para use. non plenas aspicit manus.--. without any Alteration.
The ARGUMENT. Our Author bas made two Satyrs concerning Stady;
the Firft and the Third; "The First related to Men; This to Young Students, whom he defir'd to be Educated in the Stoick Philosophy : He himself Sustains the Person of the Master, or Præceptor, in this admirable Satyr. Where he upbraids the Youth of Sloth, and Negligence in Learning. Tet be begins with one Scholar reproaching his Fellow Students with late rifing to their Books. After which he takes upon him the other part of the Teacher. And addressing himself particularly to Young Noblemen, tells them, That, by reason of their High Birth, and the Great Pollions of their Fathers, they are careless of adorning their