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into Tendernefs and Facility.

The fecond is the Ruh cf Contraries : It is .
tain, the Itfs n. Man is endued with any Virtue, the
more need he h.h to have it plentifuity beftowed,

cfpecially



Qf tl* ART OF SINKING IN POETRY. 215
cfnccially thofe good qualities of which the world
Amorally believes he hath none at all : For who
will thank a Man for giving him that which he

has ?

The Revcrfe <>f thefe Precepts will fcrve for Sa-

wlu.Tcin we are ever to remark, that whofo

his placr, or becomes out of favour with the

-nmc-nt, hath forfeited his fhare in pttb&k

; hnv<r. Therefore the truly publick

ought in duty to ftrip him whom

the government hath ftripped ; which is the real

./ Ju/Ka of this age. For a full collection

of Topicks and Epithets to be ufcd in the Praile

and Difpraifc of Miiiiilerial and Unminifterial Per-

fons, I refer to our Rhetorical Cabinet ; concluding

with an carneft exhortation to all my brethren, to

obierve the Precepts here laid down, the negleft

of which hath coft fome of thc^m their Ears in a

Pill



CHAP. XV.
A Receipt to make an Epic Foem.

AN Epic Poem, the Criticks agree, is the
ttfl work human nature is capable of.
In i v laid down many mechanical
for compofuions of this forti but at the fame
tin., (tie? cut off almoft all undertakers from the
polTihility of ever performing them ; lor t^hc firft
station they unanimoufly require in a Po
tftu. I (hall hear endeavour (for the benefit
nitiymcn)to uiakeit nianileft, that Epic
' ::iadc without n G<nnif, nay with-
er mm.h Reading. This mu :
, Treat uft- t , all thole who cpttfefc
1 J -f



2 i6 MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS

they never Rcad^ and of whom the world is con-
vinced they never Learn. Moliere obferves of
piaking a dinner, that any man can do it with
Money, and if a profdTed Cook cannot do it with-
out, he has his Art for nothing ; the fame may be
faid of making a Poem, 'tis eafily brought about
by him that has a Genius^ but the ikili lies in do-
ing it withput one. In puriuance of this end, I
{ball prdtnt the reader with a plain ;.nd certain
R-djt, by which any author in the Bathos may
be qualified for this grand performance.

For the FABLE.

Take out of an old Poem, Hillory-book, Ro-
mance, or Legend (for inftancc, Geoff'ry of Mon-
Htoutb, or DM Bclianis cf Greece} .thole parts of
ftory which afrbid cioft fcope for long Defcriptiens :
W.t thefc pieces together, and throw ail the adven-
tures you fancy into one Tale. Then take a Hero,
whom you may chufe for the found of his name,
and put him into the midft of thefe adventures :
There let him -work for twelve books ; at the end
of which you may take him out, ready prepared to
ccnquer or to marry ; it being neccfiary that the
concJufion of an Epic Poem be fortunate.

To make an EPISODE.

Take any remaining adventure of your former
collection, in which you could no way involve
your Hero ; or any unfortunate accident that was
too good to be thrown away ; and it will be of ufe,
applied to any other perfori, who may be loft and
evaporate in the courfc of the work, without the
k-alt ciamatre to the compolition.

For the MORAL and ALLEGORY.

Thcfeyou may extract out of the Fable after -
> at your Jeiftuv : Be fure you ftrain them

for



Of tbt ART OF SINKING IN POETRY. 217.

For the MANSERS.

For thofc of the Hero, take all the beft quali-
ties you can find in the moft celebrated Heroes of
antiquity ; if they will not be reduced to a Confif-
lay them all on a heap upon him. But- be
fure they are qualities which your Patron would be
thought to have j and to prevent anv miftake which
the \vorld may be fubject to, fele&from the alpha-
bet thofc capital letters that conapofe his name, and
fct them at the head of a Dedication before your
Poem. However, do not abfolutcly obiervc the
exact quantity of thtie Virtues, it not being de-
termined whether or no it be necerfary for the Hero
of a Poem to be an hineft Man. For the Under-
Charalcrs t gather them from Homer and Virgil,
and change the names as occafion ferves.

For the MACHINES.

Take of Deities ; male and female, as many as
you can ufe : Separate them into two equal parts,
and keep Jupiter in the middle ; Let Juno put him
in a ferment, and Venus mollify him. Remem-
ber on all occafions to make ufe of volatile Mer-
cury. If you have need of Devils^ draw them out
of Milton's Paradife, and extract your Spirits from
Taflb. The ufe of thefe Machines is evident j
fmce no Epic Poem can poflibly fubfift. without
them, the wifcft way is to rcferve them for your
greatcft neceflities : When you cannot extricate
your Hero by any human means, or yourfelf by
your own wit, fcek relief from Heaven, and the
Gods will do your bufmefs very readily. Thii is
according to the direct Prefcription of Horace in
hii> Art of Poetry,

\e: Dfus :nttrfit, ni/i digniu vindict Nodus
2

That



2i8 MART1NUS SCRIBLERUS

That is to fay, A Poet Jhould never call upon the
Gods for their Jjfiftance^ but when he is in great
Perplexity.

For the DESCRIPTIONS.

For a Tempeft. Take Euru?, Zephyr, Auftcr,
and Boreas, and caft them together in one verfe :
add to thcfe of Rain, Lightning and Thunder (the
loudeft you can) quantum Jujficit : mix your Clouds
and Billows well together 'till they foam, and
thicken your Defcription here and there with a
Quickfand. Brew your Tempeft well in your
head, before you fet it a blowing.

For a Battle. Pick a large quantity of Images
and Defcriptions from Homer's Iliads, with a fpice
or two of Virgil, and if there remain any over-
plus, you may lay them by for a Skirmijh. Scafon
it well with Similes, and it will make an excellent
Battle.



For a Burning Town. If fuch
be neceflary (becaufe it is certain there is one in
Virgil) old Troy is ready burnt to your hands. But
if you fear that would be thought borrowed, a
Chapter or two of the Theory of the Conflagra-
tion y well circumftanced and done into verJe, will
be a good Suaedancutn.

As for Similes and Metaphors^ they may be
found all over the Creation ; the molt ignorant
ma y gather them, but the difficulty is in at -
them. For this advife with your Bookfcller.



C H A P



Of the ART c-i SINKING IN- POLTRY.

C il A P. XVI.
A Project for the Advancement of the Scacre,

IT may be thought that we Should not wb
omit the Drama, which makes fo great and -.o
a part of Poetry. But this Province is fo
vve'l taken care of, by the prcii ni A f the

Theatre, that it is perfectly needlefs to fuggeft to
them any other Methods than they have ai.^dy
practiled for the advancement ot the Bathos.

Here therefore, in the Name of all <",r: Bre-
thren, let me return our fincere and humble
Thanks to the moft Auguft Mr. Barton Booth,
the moft Serene Mr. Robert Wilks, and the moft
Undaunted Mr. Col ley Cibber ; of whom let it be
known, when the People of this Agejhall be Ancef-
tors, and to all the SucceJJion of our Succejfors^ that
to this prefent Day they continue to Out-do even
their own Out-doings : And when the inevitable
Hand of fweeping Time fhall have brtiflied <
the Works of To-day, may this Teftimony of a
(*>) -temporary Critic to their Fame, be extend,
far as To-morrow.

Yet, if to fo wife an Adminiftration it be poffi-
ble any thing can be added, it is that more ample
and comprehenfive Scheme which Mr. Dennis and
Mr. Gildon (the two greateft Critics and Reform -
cr> then living) made publick in the year 1720, in
a Project figned with their Names, and dated th:
ad of February. I cannot better conclude than by
prelenting the Reader with the Subftance of it.

r. It is propofcd, that the two Theatres be in-
corporated into one Company j that the Royal //.\i-
dtmy rif Mufick hf! added to them as znOrch.
and that Mr, ..ith his Prj/-e- fighters, anJ



220 MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS

Violante with the Rope-dancers, be admitted in
Partnerftiip.

2. That a fpacious Building be erected at the
Publick expence, capable of containing at leaft tfi
thoufand Spectators, which is become abfolutcly
ncceflary by the great addition of Children and
Nurfcs to the Audience, fince the new Entertain-
ments. That there be a Stage as large as the Athe-
nian, which was near ninety thouland geometri-
cal paces fquare, and feparate divifions for the
two Houfes of Parliament, my Lords the Judges,
the honourable the Directors of the Academy, and
the Court of Aldermen, who fhall all have their
Places frank.

3. If IFeftMinfter-Hd/Jbe not allotted to this fer-
vicc (which by rcafon of its proximity to the two
Chambers of Parliament above-mentioned, fccms
not altogether improper ;) it is left to the \vifdom
of the Nation whether Somerfit-Houfc may not be
demolifhed, and a Theatre built upon that Site,
which lieo convenient to receive Spectators from
the County of Surrey , who may be wafted thither
by water-carriage, eftccmed by all Projectors the
chcapcil whatfoever. To this may be added, that
the river TJiames may in the readicft manner con-
vey thofe eminent Perfonages from Courts beyond
the feas, who may be drawn either by Cunofity
to behold fome of our moft celebrated Pieces, or
by Affection to fee their Countrymen, the Harle-
quins and Eunuchs - y of which convenient notice
jnay be given, for two or three months before, in
the public Prints.

4. That the Tbeatrt abovcfaid he environed
wiih a fair Quadrangle cf Buildings, fitted for the
accommodation of decayed Critics and Poets ; out

of



Of the ART OF SINKING IN POETRY. 221

of whom Six of the moft aged (their age to be
computed from the year wherein their firft work
\\-.\-, publifhcd) fhall be elected to manage the af-
fairs of the focicty, provided ncverthelefs that the
Laureat for the time being, may be always one.
The Head or Prefidcnt over all (to prevent dif-
putes, but too frequent among the learned) fhall
be the moft ancient Pact and Critic to be found in
the whole Ifland.

5. The Male Players are to be lodged in the
garrets of the faid Quadrangle, and to attend the
perfons of the Poets, dwelling under them, by
brufliing their apparel, drawing on their fhoes, and
the like. The AttreJJ'et are to make their beds,
and wafh their linen.

6. A large room fhall be let apart for a Library
to confift of all the modern Dramatick Poems, and
all the Criticifms extant. In the midft of this
room fhall be a round table for the Council of Six
to fit and deliberate on the Merits of Plays. The
Majority fhall determine the Difpute ; and if it
fhould happen that three and three fhoujd be of each
fide, the Prefident fhall have a caftlng Voice^ unlefc
where the Contention may run I'o high as to re-
quire a dccilion by Single Combat.

7. It may be convenient to place the Council of
Six in fome confpicuous fituatioii in the Theatre,
where, after the manner ufually pradifed by compo-
fers in muiick, they may give Signs (before fettled
and agreed upon) of Diflikc or Approbation. In
confequencc of thefe Signs the whole audience
(hall be required to clap or hifs, that the Town
may learn certainly when and how far they ought
to be plc*M .'

2 8. It



222 MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS

8. It is fubmittcd whether it would not be pro-
per to diflinguim the Council of Six by fome par-
ticular Habit or Gown of an honourable fhape ami
colour, to which may be added a fquare Cap and

a white Wand.

9. That to prevent unmarried AclrefTes making
away with their Infant 1 , a competent provifion be
al! - )V/cd for the nurture of them, who fhall for
that reafon be deemed the Children of the Society ;
and that they may be educated according to the
Genius of their parents, the faid AdrdTes flvill
declare upon Oath (as far as their memory will
allow) the true names and qualities of their feve-
ral fathers. A private Gentleman's Son fhall at
the publick expence be brought up a Page to attend
the Council of Six : A more ample provifion (hall

n <de for the fon of a Poet ; and a greater ftill
.c foil of a Critic.

ic. If it be difcovered that any Adlrcfs is gnt
with Child, during the Interludes of any Play
wherein fhe hath a Part, it (hail be reckoned nc-^-
Ie& of her bufiaefs, and fhc mall forfeit according-
ly. If any A&or for the future ftiall commit Mur-
der, except upon the Stage, he fliall be left to the
laws of the land ; the like is to be underftood of
Robbery and Theft. In all other cafes, particu-
larly in thofe for Dcut, it is propofcd that this,
like the other Courts of JWitekall and St. JameSs^
may be held a Place of Privilege. And whereas
it has been found, that an- obligation to fatisfy
paultry Creditors has been a Diicouragcmcnt to
Men of Letters, if any Perfon of Quality or others
iball fend for any Poet or Critic of this Society to
any remote quarter of the town, the faid Poet or
4 Critic



Of t1)i ART OF SINKING IN POETRY. 223

Critic (hall freely pafs and repafs without being li-
able to an At rfj't.

11. The forementioned Scheme in its fevcral
regulations may be fupportcd by Profits arifmg
from every Third-night throughout the year. And
as it would be hard to luppole that fo many pcr-
fons could live without any food (though from,
the former courfe of their lives, a very little will
be deemed fumcicnt) the mailers of calculation
will, we believe, agree, that out of thofe Profits,
the faid pcrfens mi^ht be fubfifted in a fobcr and
decent manner. We will venture to affirm fur-
ther, that tiot only the proper magazines of Thun-
der, and Lightning, but Paint , Diet-drinks^ Spit-
tinc-potSy and all other Kfceffarics of Lifi y may in
like manner fairly be provided for.

12. If fome of the Articles may at firft view
feem liable to Objections, particularly thofe that
give fo vaft a power to the Council of Six (which
is indeed larger than any entrufted to the great
Officers of ftate) this may be obviated, by fwear-
ing thofe Six Perfons of his Majefty's Privy
Council, and obliging them to pafs every thing
of moment previoujly at that moft honourable



CONTENTS



CONTENTS

t O T H E

Art of SINKING in POETRY.



CHAP. Page

I. TNTROBUCTION 165

II. ^ L Tt }at the Bathos , or Profund, is the natural

Tafte of Man, and in particular, of the
prefent Age 1 68

III. The NeceJ/ity of the Bathos, phyftcally confidered

169

IV. Ttwt there is an Art of the Bathes or P refund

171

V. Of the true Genius for the Profund, and by what

it is conftituted 172

VI. Of the fever al Kinds of Genius in the Profund,

and the Marks and Characters of each

178

VII. Of the Profund^ when it conjifts in the TJiought

1 80

VIII. Of the Profund) confuting in the Circumftances^

and of Amplification and Periphrafe in ge-
neral 183

IX. Of Imitation^ and the Manner of Imitating 187

X. Of Tropes and Figures ; and prft of the varie-

gating, confounding, and reverfing Figures

190

XI. TJ)e Figures continued : Of the magnifying and

dimini faing Fi cures 195

VOL. VI. Q, XII. Of



CONTENTS.

CHAP. Page

XII. Of ExpreJJlon, and the feveral Sorts of Style of

the prejent Age 2Q2

XIII. A Project for the Advancement of the Bathos

210

XIV. How to make Dedications, Panegyricks, or

Satires, and of the Colours of Honourable and
Dijhonourable 21%

XV. A Receipt to make an Epic Poem 215

XVI. A Project for the Advanctment of the Stage

219






Virgilii



(227 )

Virgilius Reftauratus :

S E U

MARTINI SCRIBLERI,

Summl Critic!,
Caftigationum in Acneidcm

SPECIMEN.



AENEIDEM totam, Amice Le&or, innumerabili-
bus pocne mendis fcaturientem, ad prifrinum fen-
fum revocabimus. In fingulis fere verfibus
fpuriae occurrunt lectiones, in omnibus quos un-
quam vidi codicibus, aut vulgatis aut ineditis, ad
opprobrium ufque Criticorum, in hunc diem
cxiftcntes. Interea advrte oculos, et his pau-
cis fruere. At fi quae fint in hifce caftigationi-
bus, de quibus non fatis liquet, fyliabarum quan-
titates, w^oXiyo/ixiva noilra Libro ipfi praefigenda*
ut confuJas, monco.



I. SPE-



228 MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS

I. SPECIMEN LIBRI PRIMI.
VER. i.

ARM A Virumque cano, Trojae qui primus
ab arts

Jtaliam, fato profugus, Lavinaque venit
Littora. multum ille et terris jaflatus et alto,
Vi fuperum

Arma Virumque cano, Trojae qui primus ab arts
Italiam, fatu profugus Latinaque venit
Littora. multum ille et terris vexatus et alto,
Vi fuperum-

Ab arts, nempe Hercaei Jovis. vide lib. ii. v. 512.
550. Flatu, ventorum Aeoli, ut fequitur Latlna
certe littora cum Aeneas aderat, Lavlna non nifl
poftea ab ipfo nominata, lib. xii. v. 193. Ja flatus
terris non convenit.

H. VER. 52.

Et quifquis Numen Junonis adoret ?

Et quifquis Nomen Junonis adoret ?
Longe melius, quam, ut antea, Numen. et procul-
dubio fie Virgilius.

III. VER. 86.



Venti, vclut agmine fafto,
Qua data porta ruunt.

Venti, velut agger e fracto
Qua data porta ruunt.
Sic corrige, meo periculor



JV. VER.



VIRGILIUS RESTAURATUS. 229

IV. VER. 117.

Fidumquf vehebat Orontem.
Fortcmque vehebat Orontem.

z. qui t Epithcton Ackatac notiffimurn
Oronti nunquam datur.

V. VER. 119.

Excutitur, pronufque magifter
Volvitur in caput.

Excutitur : pronufque mag is ter
Volvitur in caput.

Aio Virgilium aliter non fcripfifle, quod plane con-
firmatur ex fequentibus Aft ilium tcrjfmtui ibidem
Torquet.

VI. VER. 122.

Apparent ran nantes in gurgite vafto
Arma virum.

Armi hominum : Ridicule antea Arma virum^
quae, ex ferro conflata, quomodo poflunt natare ?

VII. VER. 151.

Atque rotisfummas levitcr perlabitur undas.

Atque rolls fpumas leviter perlabitur uJas.
Sumniasy et leviter perlabi^ pleonafmus eft : Miri-
fice altera le<ftio Neptuni agilitatem et celeritatem
exprimit. fimili modo Nofter de Camilla, Aln. xi.
Ilia vel intactae fegetis per fumma volarety etc. hy-
per bol ice.

VIII. VER. 154.



aces et faxa volant, furor arma miniftrat.
Jam faeces et faxa volant, fugiuntque mlniftri :
uti (blent, inftanri perictdd r^frrff facibu* longe
Q^ 3 pracftant ;



130 MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS

praeftant ; quid cnim nifi faeees ja&arent vulgus
fbrdidum ?

IX. VER. 170.

Fronte fub zdverfzfiopulis pendentibus antrum,
Intus aquae dulces, vivoque fedilia faxo.
Fronte fub adverfa populis prandentibus antrum.
Sic malim, longe potius quam fcopulls pendentlbus :
Nugae ! nonne vides verfu fequenti dulces aquas ad
potandum et fedilia ad difcumbendum dari ? In quo-
rum ufum ? quippe prandentium.

X. VER. 1 88.

Tres littore cervot
Profpicit errantes : hos tola armenta fcquuntur

A tergo

Tres littore corvot
Afpicit errantes : hos agmina tota fequurttur

A tergo

On//, ledtio vulgata, abfurditas notifllma : haec
animalia in Africa non inventa, quis nefcit ? At
jnotus et ambuldndi ritus Corvorum, quis non ag-
norit hoc loco ? Littorf? locus ubr errant Corvi, uti
Nofter alibi,

Et fola in ficca fecum fpatiatur arena.
Omen praeclariflimum, immo et agminibus rnilltum
frequenter obfervatum, ut patet ex Hiftoricis.

XI. VER. 748.

Ar&urum, pluviafque Hyades, gtminofque Triants.
Error graviflimus. CoTrigp,feptemqut Triones.

XII. VER. 631.

Quare agite, o juvenes, teeth fuccedite noftris.

Ltctis potius dicebat Dido, poliu magis oratione*

et



VIRCILIUS RESTAWRATUS. 231

et quae unica voce et torum et menfam exprime-
bat. Hanc ledlionem probe confirmat appellatio
o juvfnrs ! Duplicem hunc fenfum alibi ctium Muro
lepide innuit, JEn. iv. v. 19.

Huic uni forfan potui fuccumbere culpae :

Anna ! fatebor cnim
Sic corriges,

Huic uni [viro fcil.] potui fuccumbere ; culpas,

Anna ? fatebor enim, etc.
V 'ox fuciumbere quam eleganter ambigua !



LIBER SECUNDUS.
VER. I.



ONT1CUERE omnes, intentique ora te-
nebant j

Indc toro Pater Aeneas fie orfus ab alto :
Concubuere omnes, inttnttque ora tenebant ;
Inde toro/atur Aeneas fie orfus ab alto.
Concubuere, quia toro Aeneam vidimus accumben-
tem : quin et altera ratio, fcil. conticuere et ora te-
nebant, tautologice dictum. In manuicripto pcr-
quam rariffimo in patris mufeo legitur, ore gemt-
bant , fed magis ingeniofe quam vere. Satur Ae-
neas, quippe qui jamjam a prandio furrexit : pater
nihil ad rem.

II. VER. 3.

Infandum, Regina, jubes renovare dolorcm.

Infantum, Regina, jubes renovare dolorem.
Sic baud dubito veterrimis codicibus fcriptum fuilfc ;
quod fatis conftat ex perantiqua ilia Britannorum
Q^ 4 cantilena



232 MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS

cantilena vocata Chevy Chace, cujus autor hunc lo-
cum fibi afcivit in haec verba,
The Child may rue that is unborn.

III. VER. 4.

Trojanas ut opes, et lamentabile rcgnum

Eruerint Danai.

Trojanas ut oves, et lamentabile regnum Dirue-
rlnt Mallem oves potius quam tpes, quoniam in
antiquiflimis illis temporibus oves et armenta divi-
tiae regum fuere. Vel fortafle oves Paridis innuit,
quas fuper Idam nuperrime pafcebat, et jam in vin-
di&arrt pro Helenae raptu, a Menelao, Ajace, [vid.
Hor. Sat. ii. 3.] aliifque ducibus, merito occifas.

IV. VER. 5.

Quaeque ipfe miferrima vidi,
Et quorum pars magna fui.

Quaeque ipfe miferrimus audi,
Et quorum pars magna fui
Omnia tarn audlta quam vifa recla diftin6tionc
enarrare hie Aeneas profitetur ; multa, quorum nox
ca fatalis fola confcia fuit, vir probus et pius tan-
quam vtfa referre non potuit.

V. VER. 7.

Quis tzlizfandq "
Temperet a lacrymis ?

Quis teVizJIendo
Temperet in lacrymis ?

Major enim doloris indicatio, abfque modo lacry-r
mare, quam folummodo a lacrymis non tempe-
rare.



VI-



VJRGILIUS RESTAURATUS.



VI. VER. 9.



233



Et jam nox humida coelo
Praecipitat, fuadentque cadentia fidera fomnos.

Et jam nox lamina coelo
Praecipitat, fuadentque latentia fidera fomnos.
Le&io, humida, vefpertinum rorem folum innuere
videtur. magis mi arridet lumina y quae latentia
poftquam praecipitantur^ Aurorae adventum aiuiun-
ciant.

Scd A tantus amor cafus cognofcere noftros t
Et breviter Trofajupremum audire labor em.

Sed ft tantus amor curas cognofcere noctif,
Et breve tfr Trojae fuptrumque audire labores.
Curae noctis (fcilicet nociis excidii Trojanii) magis
compendiofe (vel, ut dixit ipfe, breviter) totam belli
cataftrophen denotat, quam diffufa ilia et indcter-
minata lectio, cafus noftros. Ter audire gratnrn
fuifle Didoni patct ex libro quarto, ubi dicitur,
Iliacofque iterum dcmens audire laborer Expofcit :
Ter enim pro faepe ufurpatur. Trojae^ fuperumqut
laboreS) rec^e, quia non tantum homines fed et Dii
fefe his laboribus immifcuerunt. Vide JEn. ii. v.
6lO, ttc.

Quanquam animus mcminifle horrct, lucluqut

refugit,
Incipiam.

Quamquam animus meminifle horret, luctufqug

refurgit.

Refurglt multo proprius dolorem renafcentcm notat,
quam, ut hadlenus, rrfugit.



VII. VER.



234 MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS

VII. VER. 19.

Fracti bello, fatifquc repulfi
Du&ores Danaum, tot jam labentibus annis,
Inftar mentis Equum> divtna Palladis artc,
Aedificant etc .

Tracti bello, fatifque repulft.

Tractl et repulft, Antithefis perpulchra ! Fracti ffi-
gide et vulgaritcr.

Equum jam Irojanum (ut vulgus loquitur) adea-
inus ; quern fi Equam Graecam vocabis, le&or, mi-
nime pecces ; folae enim femellae utero geftant.
Uterumque armato m'dite complent Uteroque re~
cujfo Infonucre cavae Atqite utero fonitum quater
arma dedere Inclufos utero Danaos^ etc. Vox
foeta non convenit maribus, Scandit fatalh ma-
china rnuros, Foeta armis Palladem virginem,
cquo mart fabricando invigilare decuifle, quis putet ?
Licredibile prorfus ! quamobrem exiftimo veram
equae ledlionem paffim reftituendam, nifi ubi forte,
metri caufTa, equum potius quam equam, genus pro
fexity dixit Maro. Vale ! dum haec paucula cor-
riges, majus opus moveo.



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SPECIMEN



Stradling verfus Stiles.

Le Report del Cafe argue en le commen Bankc
devant touts les Jufttees de mefme le Bankc, en
le quart an du faygne de Roy Jacques, entre
Matthew Stradling, Plant, et Peter Styles, Def.
en un A&ion propter certos Equos coloratos,
Angllct, 19wD U;0rff0, poft. per le dit Matthew
vers Je dit Peter.

Le recite! Q J & John Swale, of Swale Hall in
del Cafe. 3 Swale Dale, faff bp tf)C &ibft Swale,
&t. maDc fjijBf ?Uift Dliil ano STcftamcnt : Jn
tof)ic{), among otljcr ISfqueffcr, toa0 ttji^f, */.

Oat of the kind Love and Refpeft that I bear unto mjr
much honoured and good Friend Mr. Matthew Strati-
ling, Gent. I do bequeath unto the faid Mottheiv StraJ-
ling, Gent, all my blsck and ii.-Mtt Ilttfts. jJ"t)C 2Cf-

ffato^ fpO fiy black iT<o?fr0, fi.r toljite ICoiffif, anO
fir



236 STRADLING verfus STILES.

2Tfje Debate therefore toa#, CUIjetfjer

Le Point. 0(1 HO tfje (aiD Matthew Stradling (l)OUlD

tjabe tlje taio ppeD io?fe0 bp Virtue of
ri)c faiD IBequeff,

Pour le Pi Atkins 3ipp2entice pour !e PI. mop


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