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1 IF, in [these] so-great storms of mankind, and amid
assertor cares and calamities, any-one, the vindicator of Faith, gaudet
decoram is-ready to pass an honourable life;
liber His example I will gladly follow; and, the unbiassed
honesti referam cultivator of truth, I will restore my years to the fixed rest of a better life.
Hereafter, more cautiously my barque, driven amid the
solvet syrtes, and the rugged rocks, shall-direct its course ;
temere insequetur and shall incautiously venture-upon no tides of the It-has-been-advantageous to have approached the rage and the maddened waves of the fierce Charybdis ; that it might be a more grateful pleasure at length to visit the harbour.
melius sentiunt integram The weary are - more - sensible - of full rest : Pæan, relictis
adjective (when) the rain is-gone, is restored in-calmness; and Apollo pours-forth his beauteous light.
1 ergo Trusting, then, to the threatening south-west-wind,
superabis wilt-thou-venture-upon the plains of the tumultuous Nereus, and the battles of the winds, and the tyrants
olie of the palace of Eolus?
adj. Does not the grim image of the licentiousness of-theocean deter thee? Nor the terror of the sea to-be-sailed
equitatus through?* Nor that frequent rushing-on by the petulant east-winds?
* Horace, Od. II., 14, 11.
But despisest thou the insolent threats of Eolia, and
subis the anger of the
and enterest - thou - upon the obvios
irretortâ opposing passions of the world with unruffled forehead,
simili and with the same countenance,
With which, being-about-to-walk-through the walls of feriantis
jugera the glad Tusculum, or the fields of the peaceful Tibur,
Anienis thou-enteredst the cool streams of the Anio ? .
The direful petulance of the water moved by this countenance subsides. Now I see at-a-distance that acclinata ad
decubuisse the waters reclined against the shore are-lulled in gentle repose,
And that the breezes of the slumbering Nereus breathe
Scinde peace. Away-with the delays of the tenacious cables ; perge * animare
velivolis haste to inspire the feet with the sail-filling winds.
* Two dissyllabic words at the end of the third line.
Whoever sails-over the restless waves of the Ægean sea, or in a frail ship attempts the uncertain Adriatic
iniqua through the stormy battles of the Wind ;
fluat If the heaven teem with the sudden shower, or the
agat wave raise the tempestuous mountains, his ship being damnatâ oppressed, he prays for the retirement of calm peace.
Whoever either provokes the Medes with the quiver, or rouses in war the furious bands of the Thracians, and
Gradivo renews the battles of Achilles with the brave Mars ;
Marte He at length prays-for repose ; and, free-from war,
sine nube desires tranquil, cloudless days, and to live a soldier and a general for himself beneath a lowly roof.
vēnit But peace is-to-be-purchased neither by the price of
blandiori allapsu shining ore, nor by the softer stream of the Pactolus,
bracteati nor the streams of the gold-bearing Hermus.
Compare Horace, Od. I
iniquiores Gold has no influence, to dispel the rancorous tumults
discurrunt of the wretched mind, and the cares which flit-around
atria preciosa the palaces of-the-rich.
The same continued.
'Any-one procures repose for himself, who can,
with a , little, satisfy the craving ardour of his mind, and ducere
tenui support his life with a moderate table.
ambitus rerum From him neither an insatiate ambition takes-away his slumbers, nor the base pomp of gold : nor does
turbine rotat care, with its restless eddy, distract his mind.
Why then do we with vain prayers pursue fugitive
metamûr glory, and bound great [projects] by the small space
impetus incitati (of life] ? The course of fleet time Aies;