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in caput

To curve the waves aloft ;

and

songs

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Heard by the hollow trunks (of trees], and

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traherent Which attracted a cohort of-wild-beasts.

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I am not able to present grateful goblets

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queis
Or gems, with-which the artist
Has crowned the gold with skilful hand ;
Non

pl.
Nor the precious incense of the Arabians :

6 O [thou] of friends the best, greatest Pastor, surround (thy] locks with this simple

Pimplea Chaplet, which the muse weaves for-thee,

nostrî And be still mindful of me.

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EXERCISE LXII.

SAPPHIC.
To Diana.

1 [O] chaste offspring of Latona and Jove, Who, accompanied by quivered nymphs,

* The Greek idiom of the infinitive after the adjective.

Perăgras
Surveyest the Cynthian hill and the dark
Erymanthus's wood,

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decus

utriusque
Marcius, the ornament of each language,
Doctus
Skilled to chase the wandering stags,
Dedicates to thee this elm placed

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In-the-midst of-his-estate,

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3 Whence, subdued by [his] swift arrow, The lynxes may hang, and the timid deer,

vivacis And the horns of the long-lived stag

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1 TO] Goddess, unfriendly to deadly diseases, To whom the vigour of the mind, and solid strength

animi And sweet jests, and the joys of the soul, sare]

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* Compare Horace, Od. I., 17. 14.

2 [We sing thee the parent of pleasure, Candidam The fair companion of the bland Venus,

unicum The only honour of life, and of ills

levamen The sweet alleviator.

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sanctè Whom young-men and old-men, with - holy - ardour,

worship; Whom all desire for themselves and their [friends] ;

alma

caducos For as-soon-as [thou] holy revisitest the falling

Companies of human beings,

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Immediately the petulant diseases fly;
Truculent Fever dies; dire
Paleness dies; fierce Death in deep
Orcus is-banished;

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But the houses bloom with boys, and old-men
Induunt sortem
Put-on the condition of

Lycus
And Venus inhabits the earth, and Bacchus,
And the good Hymen.

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green youth,

rerum

O [thou] rest of-the-world, O benign
Mother of-men, 0 [thou] to-be-venerated by-all; for

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potest What without thee can seem grateful to-any-one, what Sweet?

7 miserans. Come hither, pitying our labour,

sive Whether the court of heaven holds thee, or

choreas Joyful thou-frequentest the soft dances [in]

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Come hither at length, [O] good goddess, and
Refove
Refresh (my languid limbs with [thy] wholesome

breeze; Ne

tabes Let-not dark consumption eat the youth

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meam gen. of part.
Of-me undeserving.

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EXERCISE LXIV.

SAPPHIC.

Peace o'er the World her olive Wand extend.'

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pl. [O] holy Peace, at-length through the thin air [Thou] unfoldest thy wings, coming (from] Olympus, And (thou] golden bringest the wished-for rest of toils

4 To the earth.

2 [We) sing thee the parent of pleasure, Candidam The fair companion of the bland Venus,

unicum The only honour of life, and of ills

levamen The sweet alleviator.

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sanctè Whom young-men and old-men, with - holy - ardour,

worship; Whom all desire for themselves and their [friends] ;

alma

caducos For as-soon-as (thou] holy revisitest the falling

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Ilicet
Immediately the petulant diseases fly;
Truculent Fever dies; dire
Paleness dies; fierce Death in deep
Orcus is-banished ;

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But the houses bloom with boys, and old-men
Induunt sortem
Put-on the condition of green youth,

Lycus
And Venus inhabits the earth, and Bacchus,

And the good Hymen.

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O [thou] rest of-the-world, O benign
Mother of-11-3. 0 [thou] to-be-venerated by-all ; for

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