JESOPS FABLES. (c) The Diamond playes four warm which art tour colours, White, Brown, Blew, and Green. White the beft. Brown the ficond bdt, Blew the third Green the worft ; yet the White Tabk-Diamand, ifit be thick, will play black, but if it play white it is much better. (</) Pliny lib. 3 7. cap. 6. Vuritia in-tnarralilys eft, [imulque igninm viOrix atura,& nunqneim incalefccns^mde e~ nomcx Indomitavis Grxca interpretative Acctfit. Its bdrdnefs is'untxfreffi-ble : it f nature conquers fire, never ta-kjg heat: Tthrnct earned ijk^t by f^Grceks by the Arabians DUmah , from Dim, to endure : whence our word Di'imwd. Scaling a fordid Mountain, ftraight he found A Star in Duft, a iparkling Diamond. Then fpake the Cock : Stone of the W whiteft Water, Whom(d) Time, nor Fire can waft, nor Anvil batter; If thee fome skilful Jeweller had fold, Adorned thus with pureft Gold, To a fond Lover : He, his Love to flatter, Would (wear his Ladies Eyes out-fliine thy Raies (Brisjhteft of Gems) although (he look nine waies. ( rv. Amongft other properties for winch the Dian-nnd is compared to and made the Emblem of learning, receive thefefrom Piiny lib. 37. cap. 6. I'enrn* irrita faeit,& Ijmpbatioxes abi-git,& mettts x ams expert, It null, the force if J>ojfcn,it expels frenzy, and vain fears. This fable wa? elegantly tranfla-ted by rhidmt ,oneof the Liberti ofAugustus. lib.3. Fab. 11. Jnflirquilinio puUns gaKinacens Dim vtrit efcam, margarium reppt- Jal es indigao cjuan-a m,if nit, lao Hoc fi quit pretn i nfijus vidijjet tut, Olim rcdifs ad fplcwkrem maxim* Egijiitt inveni, pthr c*i mnlto cilm<, Nie tiki frcdtjjc, nee mihi ?*<>?*, The young Cock ranfacking a Dung- hil found, In queft of fofcer fare, a Diamond ; Bright Gem, how ill faid he.thpu here imh thee who knew thy worth e tins in all thy glory id, fuch Gewgaws I not rment for your fairer Thou ^ Emblem of vain Learning may'ft adorn The wifeft, but give me a Barley Corn. Let meagre Scholars wafte their Brains, and Tapers, In queft of thee, while they turn anxious Papers, Let me have pleafure, and my belly full; . Far better is an Empty Scull Than a Head ftuff'd with Melancholy Vapours. Lye ftill obfeure ; I'll be to Nature fynd; My Body I'll not jlarve to feed my Mind. had Thou hadil e look*. Cnowthiss value ot good Moral. Voluptuous Men Philofopby deftife ; Down with all Learning the armd Soldier cryes : On Gleab, and Cattell, greedy Farmers look I And Merchants only pri^e their Countin Fab.