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Some Tyrant-King, the Terror of his Age,
Sicilian s Tortures, and the Brazen Bull,
When I was young, 1, like a lazy Fool,
s Sicilian Tortures, &c. Some | He alludes to the Story of Do of the Sicilian Kings were so mocles, a Flatterer of one of great Tyrants, that the Name those Sicilian Tyrants, namely is become Proverbial, The Dionysius. Damocles had infiBrazen Bull is a known Story nitely extolld the Happiness of Phalaris, one of those Ty. of Kings. Dionyfius, to consants; who when Perillus, a vince him of the contrary, infamous Artist, had presented vited him to a Feaft, and him with a Bull of that Metal clothed him in Purple; but hollow'd within, which when caus’d a Sword, with the Point the condemn’d Person was in-downward, to be hung over clos'd in it, wou'd'render the his Head by a Gilken Twine; Sound of a Bull's roaring, which when he perceir'd, he caus'd the Workman to make cou'd ear nothing of the Des the first Experiment. Docuit- licates that were set before que suum mugire Juvencum. him 6 Tbe Wretebo wbó fitting, &c,
Aver fe from Pains, and loth to learn the Part
But then my Study was to Cog the Dice,
Thy Years are ripe, nor art thou yet to learn
, Thou in the Stoick Porch, (cles, and other Athenian Capa &c. The Stoicks taught their tains, on the walls of the Philosophy under a Porticus, Portico, in their Natural Hato fecure their Scholars from bits. the Weather. Zero was the 9 And where the Samian Y, Chief of that Sect.
&c. Pythagoras of Samos, made 8 Polygnorus, a famous Pain- the Allusion of the Y, or Greek ter, who drew the Pictures of Upsilon, to Vice and Virtue. the Medes and Persians, con- One side of the Letter being quer'd by Miltiades, Themisto- | broad, Chara&ers Vice, to
Dr ärrstid as is thy Mind.
SAT. III. The Type, and
draw'ft thy drunken Breath, , With all
neep't the Sleep of Death :
and thy Frame disjoin'd; But set - His G Si
yet, propos'd some certain End, Are
Life, thy ev'ry A&t may tend?
in vain for Hellebore the Patient cries,
Pray jully, to be heard : Nor more desire
which the Ascent is wide and might also allude to this, in easy: The other side repre. those noted Words of the Esents Virtue ; to which the vangelift, The way to Heaven, Passage is Araight and diffi- &c. cult; and perhaps our Saviour
10 Fees from the defended Umbrian draws ; od only gains the wealthy Client's Cause. To whom the ! Marsians more Provision fend, Than he and all his Family can spend. Gammons, that give a Relish to the Taste, And potted Foul, and Fish come in so fast, That ere the first is out, the second stinks : And mouldy Mother gathers on the brinks. But, here, some Captain of the Land or Fleec, Stout of his Hands, but of a Soldier's Wit ; Cries, I have Sense to serve my Turn, in store ; And he's a Rascal who pretends to more. Dammee, what-e'er those Book-learn'd Blockheads say, Solon's the veri'ft Fool in all the Play: Top-heavy Drones, and always looking down, (As over-balasted within the Crown!) Mutt'ring betwixt their Lips some mystick thing, Which, well examin'd, is flat Conjuring. Meer Mad-mens Dreams : For, what the Schools have Is only this, that Nothing can be brought [taught, From nothing; and, What is, can ne'er be turn'd to nought. Is it for this they ftudy? to grow pale, And miss the Pleafures of a glorious Meal'; For this, in Rags accouter'd, they are seen, And made the May-game of the publick Spleen ?
Proceed, my Friend, and rail ; But hear me telle:
A Spark, like thee, of the Man-killing Trade,
10 Fat Fees, &c. Casaubon | Orators, or Lawyers, grew rich. here notes, that among all 11 The Marfians or Umbria the Romans, who were brought ansy were the most plentiful up to Learning, few besides the l of all the Provinces of Italy.
And yet thou snor'it; thou draw't thy drunken Breath,
Hast thou not, yet, propos'd some certain End,
Pray juftly, to be heard : Nor more delire
which the Ascent is wide and might also allude to this, in easy: The other side repre. those noted Words of the Esents Virtue ; to which the vangelist, The way to Heaven, Paslage is straight and diffi- &c. cult; and perhaps our Saviour