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Sortes Horatianae.

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POETICAL REVIEW

OF

POETICAL TALENT,

&c. &c. &c.

PRINTED BY J. MOYES, Greville Street, Hatton Garden, London. А

POETICAL REVIEW

OF

POETICAL TALENT,

&c. &c. &c.

WITH NOTES.

Primum ego me illorum, dederim quibus esse poëtis,
Excerpam numero. Neque enim concludere versum
Dixeris esse satis ; neque, si quis scribat, uti nos
Sermoni propiora, putes hunc esse poëtam.
Ingenium cui sit, cui mens divinior, atque os
Magna sonaturum, des nominis hujus honorem.

HOR. Sat. lib. i. 4.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. HAMILTON,

34, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1814.

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In earlier times, when Truth first deign’d to scan
The rising follies and the crimes of Man,
To view, with steadfast, unabating glance,
Vice and the vicious, as they dar'd advance,
At once to wound, and heal, her hand divine
Seized the strong aid of Satire's powerful line;
And smote, in Virtue's and in Honor's cause,

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The bold contemners of their sacred laws.

PARAPHRASE.

L'ardeur de se montrer, et non pas de médire,
Arma la Verité du vers de la Satire.
Lucile le premier osa la faire voir:
Aux vices des Romains presenta le miroir:
Vengea l'humble Vertu, de la Richesse altiere,
Et l'honnète Homme à pied, du Faquin en litiere.

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