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Natales grate numeras ? ignoscis amicis ?

Lenior et melior fis accedente senecta?

Quid té exemta levat spinis de pluribus una?

• Vivere fi recte nescis, decede peritis.

Lusisti fatis, edisti satis, atque bibisti:

Tempus abire tibi est: ne potum largius aequo

Rideat, et pulset lasciva decentius aetas.

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Has life no fourness, drawn so near its end; 316
Can'st thou endure a foe, forgive a friend?
Has
age

but melted the rough parts away, As winter-fruits

grow

mild ere they decay? Or will you think, my friend, your business done, When, of a hundred thorns, you pull out one?

- Learn to live well, or fairly make your will; You've play'd, and lov'd, and eat, and drank your

fill : Walk fober off; before a sprightlier age 324 Comes titt'ring on, and shoves you from the stage: Leave such to trifle with more grace and ease, Whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please.

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T H E

SA TITES

Ο F

Dr. JOHN DONNE,

Dean of St. PAUL's,

VERSIFIED.

Quid vetat et nosmet Lucil scripta legentes
Quaerere, num illius, num rerum dura negârit
Versiculos natura magis factos, et euntes
Mollius ?

Hor.

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