People, Housing, Hospitals, &c.
London and Paris.
By Sir WILLIAM PETTY,
Fellow of the Royal Society.
——————Qui sciret Regibus uti
Printed for J. Lloyd in the Middle Exchange
next Salisbury-House in the Strand. 1687.
'Si pranderet olus patienter, regibus uti
Nollet Aristippus.' 'Si sciret regibus uti,
Fastidiret olus, qui me notat.' Utrius horum
Verba probes et facta doce vel junior audi,
Cur sit Aristippi potior sententia.
Horace, Epistles, I. 17, 13—17.
(Translation: 'If Aristippus knew how to dine on vegetables, he wouldn't be so often at the king's table.' 'If he (Diogenes) knew how to entertain the king, he would soon disdain his herbs.' Which of these two was right? Tell me, or learn from me, who am older than yourself, that Aristippus is wiser. - Wikisource ed.)