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lituis Echo answered : thrice at-a-distance with-clarions,

plectris Thrice with Pindaric lyres, the scattered Muses

Sung Urban. 4

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The vast Ocean heard, and

ilicet Up-raised all [his] islands : at-once the kingdoms of

Africa
And of Europe, and
Americes

unà
Of America and Asia applauded together.

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And at length the joyful Muses said: “ Run (ye] ages;

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Run (ye] Hours, with (your) white
Quadrigis ite*
Cars : away, [ye] great,

deproperate
Months, speed [these] ages.

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protinus [Thus] the Muses said : forthwith the golden

longùm Ages smiled long — the ages Laborata

emicuêre Elaborate with gold, and shone-forth vultu

pretium [Their] face being-formed-again into value.

recuso

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* Two dissyllabic words may close the line.

EXERCISE LXIX.

SAPPHIC.

Currit enim ferox

Ætas.-HOR.

1 metuens Live, fearful-of pleasant youth, [O] Crispus Lævinius! The moons fly (swiftly] covetous

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nimium Of the months; and the æther too

Lubricus
Hasty to-be-rolled-on.

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pretiosus

2
Licet
Although thou, rich with much gold,

Moderêre
Mayest-bind [thy] vest with a jewelled zone,
And on thy neck the buckle may

adorn

pl. 4

The Tyrian wool;

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3 Jure penna vaga

Phænissis plur. Justly the plume, waving with Phoenician crest, May hesitate to stand [unmoved] on (thy] falling

galero

helmet ; Justly the gold, in which (thou) shinest, [as] fearful

palluit To-be-unfixed, is-pale.

4 What the Hour has given to thee with bounteous right

hand,

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furaci
The Hour will snatch-away with stealing left-hand,
More
Like a mother sportively deceiving [her] tender

Nursling.

5 adj. of moveo The fickle and doubtful chances of things

pl. Have [ever] held the sway of mortal life; Sedulus

impetus
Eager for the goal, the tide of fleeting

Ævi
Life hastens-on,

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EXERCISE LXX.

SAPPHIC.

Urbani laudes.

1 .

super. (with abl.)
Lay-aside [thy] rising cares for the world,
[O] great ruler of the pacified orb !
Mitte Threïssas
Permit the Thracian phalanxes

Fervěre
To-rage with warm strife.

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cano

Sine

bella Permit [that] storms may bellow [on] the foamy sea,

struit When the gale raises the stormy mountains [of waters),

[blocks in formation]

The kingdoms resound with (thy] Rhætean triumphs; Rumour, flying with [her] gilded car,

feriatis Pours-down on the well-reposing earth

The grateful omens.

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reus

The enemy, exposed to just anger, is fallen;
The enemy, the ruler of the wintry shore,
Where the lofty Alps are-wreathed

coronatis
With towers placed-on-their-summits.

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5 Patiens

ire Submissive to flow with captive stream, famulatur

assertâ The Danuble serves, [its] water being subdued : corripit

servit The Rhine checks its waves, and serves

With each bank.

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genu

nixi
Thee the Medes, on-bended-knee, have learnt :
For thee the Moor looses (his] strung bow :
Thee the Seres fear, and the Parthians lay-aside

The shields from their shoulders.

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fingit For thee, with poured-out gold, the Indus forms

arguta A name, the water loud resounding :

vaga Thee the seven wide-extending mouths of the fabled *

sonant Nile re-echo.

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* Horace, Od. I. 22. 7.

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