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Primum ego me illorum, dederim quibus esse poëtis,
Excerpam numero. Neque enim concludere versum
IDixeris esse satis ; neque, si quis scribat, uti nos
Sermoni propiora, putes hunc esse poëtam.
Ingenium cui sit, cui mens divinior, atque os
IMagna sonaturum, des nominis hujus honorem.
Hor. Sat. lib. i. 4.

LONDON ;

PRINTED FoR T. HAMILToN,
34, PATERNosTER Row.

1814.

PR 2 a q | Al-Sa 7

SORTES HORATIANAE.

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 5
Seized the strong aid of Satire's powerful line;
And smote, in Virtue's and in Honor's cause,

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 presentale miroir:
Vengea l'humble Vertu, de la Richesse altiere,
Et l'honnète Homme à pied, du Faquin en litiere.

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