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The Tyrant Lucre no Denial takes;
Resolv'd for Sea, the Slaves thy Baggage pack,
Speak; wilt thou Avarice, or Pleasure, chuse
But both, by turns, the Rule of thee will have;
Nor think when once thou haft refifted one,
Says 21 Phadra to his Man, Believe me, Friend,
fond Creature break her Heart?
Ay; there's the Man, who loos’d from Lust and Pelf,
21 This alludes to the Play dra was introduc'd with his of Terence, callid the Eunuch ; Man Pamphilins, discoursing, ' which was excellently imita- whether he thou'd leave his ted of late in English, by Sir Mitress Thais, or return to Charles Sidley : In the first her, now that the had invited Scene of that Comedy, Pheo ) him.
That early " Suppliant who falutes the Tribes,
Thy Superftition too may claim a Share:
are drown'd, Thou mutter'it Pray’rs obscene ; nor do’lt refuso The Fafts and Sabbaths of the curtaild Jews. Then a crack'd 24 Egg-fhell thy fick Fancy frights, Besides the Childish Fear of walking Sprights,
22 He who sued for any Of. (living in the Author's time; fice amongst the Romans, was and after it. The latter seems call'd a Candidate, because he the more probable Opinion. wore a white Gown; and some 24 The Ancients had a sve times chalk'd it, to make it perftition, contrary to ours, appoar whiter. He rose car- concerning Egg-lhells: They ly, and went to the Levees of thought that if an Egg-hell those who headed the People: were crack’d, or a hole bor'd Saluted also the Tribes seve- in the Bottom of it, they were sally, when they were gather'd lubjeet to the Power of Sorcetogether, to chuse their Ma- ry : We as 'vainly break the giftrates ; and distributed a Bottom of an Egg-shell, and Largess amongst them, to en- cross it, when we have eaten gage them for their Voices : the Egg, led some Hagg fou'd Much resembling our Ele&i- make use of it, in bewitching ons of Parliament-Men. us, or failing over the Sea in
23 The Commentators are it, if it were whole. divided, what Herod this was The rest of the Priests of whom our Author mentions; | ifis, and her onc-ey'd, of whether Herod the Great, whose squinting Priestess, is more Birth-day might be Celebra- largely created in the fixek ted, after his Death, by the Satyr of Juvenal, where the Herodians, a Se& among the Superftitions of Women are Jows, who thought him their related, Mefliah ; or Hered Agrippar
Of o'er-grown Guelding Priests thou art afraid;
Preach this among the brawny Guards, fay't thou,
a clipt Sixpence, or a Schilling Dutch,
PERS I U S.
SIXTH SA TY R.
By Mr. DR Y DE N.
The ARGUMENT. This Sixth Satyr treats an admirable Common-place of
Moral Philosophy; Ofthe true Use of Riches. They are certainly intended by the Power who bestows them, as Instruments and Helps of living commodiously our felves; and of administring to the Wants of others, who are oppress'd by Fortune. There are two Extreams in the Opinions of Men concerning them. One Error, thou on the right band, yet a great one, is, That they are no Helps to a Virtuous Life; the other places allour Happiness in the acquisition and policlion of them; and this is, undoubtedly, the worse Extream. The Mean be twixt these, is the Opinion of the Stoicks; which is, That Riches
may be useful to the leading a virtuous Life ; in case we rightly understand how to Give according to right Reason; and how to Receive what is given us by others. The Virtue of Giving