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It is affirmed by Sir John Hawkins, and denied by Mr. Boswell, that Mr. Savage is the Thales spoken of in line 2. The dispute is trivial. Dr. Johnson introduces a friend, whom he calls Thales, departing from London, because Juvenal describes his friend Umbricius departing from Rome.-L.
The readings at the bottom of the page are those of the first Edition.
LONDON; A POEM:
IN IMITATION OF THE
THIRD SATIRE OF JUVENAL.
WRITTEN IN 1738.
*THOUGH grief and fondness in my breast rebek
*For who would leave, unbrib'd, Hibernia's land,
famous Here falling houses thunder on your head, And here a female Atheist talks you dead.
JUV. Sat. Ill.
6- Ego vel Prochytam præpono Suburæ.
While THALES waits the wherry that contains
A transient calm the happy scenes bestows
Since worth, he cries, in these degenerate days
c Sed, dum tota domus rhedà componitur una, Substitit ad veteres arcus.
d Hic tunc Umbritius: Quando artibus, inquit, honestis Nullus in urbe locus, nulla emolumenta laborum, Res hodie minor est, heri quam fuit, atque eadem cras Deteret exiguis aliquid ; proponimus illuc Ire, fatigatas ubi Dædalus exuit alas; Dum nova canities.
e — et pedibus me Porto meis, nullo dextram subeunte bacillo.
Queen Elizabeth, born at Greenwicb.