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I believe no satirist could breathe this air. If another Juvenal or Swift could rise up among us tomorrow, he would be hunted down ...
I know of no studies so composing as those of the classical scholar. When we have sat down to them, life seems as still and serene ...
Happy Rome, born in my consulship!
Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage,
Till pitying Nature signs the last release,
Still raise for good the supplicating voice,
But leave to heaven the measure and the choice,
That life protracted is protracted woe.
Year chases year, decay pursues decay,
Still drops some joy from with'ring life away;
When first the college rolls receive his name,
The young enthusiast quilts his ease for fame;
Fate wings with every wish th' afflictive dart,
Each gift of nature, and each grace of art,
Let observation with extensive view;
Survey mankind, from China to Peru;
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