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EXERCISE XXII.

SAPPHIC.

Noon-day.

sicca Now fierce heat burns the parched fields ;

vagi Now the flitting breathings of the light breezes begin

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to-be-silent;
Now the rapid sun [his] raging

Exserit
Fires puts-forth.

EXERCISE XXIII.

SAPPHIC.

The King.

1
Decus
The glory and praises of our prince
May Fame, expatiating through the wide lands,
Evehat

cadens Carry-forth, where the rising and setting sun

Turns back [his] reins;

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plur. And where Helice condemns people not known, and

cities
To eternal hoar-frosts,
And where heaps of glowing sand

Auster
The gale scatters-abroad.

EXERCISE XXIV.

SAPPHIC.

Royal Patronage of the Poet.

1 He, venerating the increasing years referentis

ortum Of [his] Poet giving-an-account of the ancient origin

genus Of [his] family, and [his] illustrious race, and

The name of [his] powerful ancestors,

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2 Conferred with bounteous right-hand

numerosa Gifts the-reward-of verse, and to indolent youth

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Addidit præbens

plur. Gave incitements, supplying woods and leisure friendly

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And

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Est mihi vitreus
I have, transparent with perennial rivulet,
A fountain, near the sandy shore; whence
Oft (when] departing the sailor for himself

With

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redimitus This [fountain] I, encircled with a white fillet,

sing Venerate with flowers and summer chaplets,

hiulca When the rivers and the fields full-of-fissures fear the

fierce
[Constellation of the] Lion.

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I heard Julia, with ivory thumb,
Moventem
Tuning the strings of the Thracian lyre :

magistrâ
And, with skilful art, exciting

Strepitum ad
A melody to pleasant numbers;

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2 solventem plur.

dat. And opening [her] mouth, rivalling the vernal flowers,

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acutis vocibus With echoing words to a strain,

sociantem
And becomingly accompanying the vocal strings

Etruscis
With Tuscan songs.

EXERCISE XXVII.

SAPPHIC.

Youth.

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Behold! with how easy a step Youth
Graditur

sparsa
Aavances, throwing-abroad-his shining locks;
Cinctæ
Clad with white robes (there) accompany [him]
Both Hope and Fidelity.

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Ho! be [ye] far, far [away], [ye) black cares!

afferte proprios [Ye] boys and girls, bring peculiar flowrets with

bounteous Hand, and with joyful dances

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Surround [him].

EXERCISE XXVIII.

SAPPHIC.

Dedication of a Laurel to Apollo.

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To thee, this laurel, in green youth
Flourishing, [I] wish dedicated, [O] Apollo:
Singulis

luce
Every year, the festal day returning,

[I] will resound

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A strain with my golden lyre, and
Concinam

modo
Will-sing thy praises ; only be benign ;

plur Always let my heart be full of the holy

Influence of Apollo.

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lætam I-will-plant to thee, [O] Goddess, a pleasing myrtle,

se revolvit Where the rose-bearing Vancius pours along :

rigabo This [myrtle I] suppliant will-bedew with wine and

snow-white Milk yearly.

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et immixtæ Around this (myrtle] also girls mixt-with boys

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chorēas Shall-lead together the joyful dances ;

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simul And shall-sing thee alone with first, and thee also

unam

with last Voice.

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