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tepor O Breeze! whom the warmth of spring and the Thracian animæ winds carry in a serene car, come hither, where the poplar invites thee with hospitable shades.
persultet Here for thee may the free Zephyr bound-through*
vagus the leaves and branches : here may [it] fitting-about supinas
vexet chide the restless leaves, and move the grass in gentle sport.
fuga While gliding through the sunny flowers, the course of the glassy water invites sleep, breathe-through both
comante me and my lyre suspended from the leafy alder.
4 So may the sky and the suns smile with grateful coun
manet tenance; so may the dew for thee distil with liquid foot, and suspend* itself on the silent herb.
* The preposition in the first line, the verb in the second.
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Not a pine in my grove is there seen
The dying Kid.
A tear bedews my Delia's eye
Erewhile, in sportive circles round,
way, And on the fearful margin play.
Pleas'd on his various freaks to dwell,
She tells with what delight he stood
She tells me how with eager speed
His ev'ry frolic, light as air,
But knows my Delia, timely wise,
Soon would the vine his wourds deplore,
No more those bow'rs might Strephon see,
Each wayward passion soon would tear
Then mourn not the decrees of Fate,
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, 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.
3 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 flies ;