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PART I.

EXERCISE I.

SAPPHIC.

Muse.

Touch the vocal chords, [O] studious

moderare auratum Muse, and modulate the golden quill;

referamus Let-us-recount a few things] concerning the many acts

Of cour] beloved king.

EXERCISE II.

SAPPHIC.

Stella,

Virgin.
Qualis spatiata
As walking [on] the grassy plain

decus
now the honour and pleasure of her Mother,
Weaves a crown of violets alone,

cætera Leaving the rest.

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EXERCISE III.

SAPPHIC.

Cheerfulness. affer

blandi Go, boy; bring the companion of [my] pleasing labour,

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[My] harp from the first column; Bring also flowers : far from me

recedat Let all care be

gone.

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EXERCISE IV.

SAPPHIC.

Galatea.

adsit

fundo Let Galatea come out-of the lowest depth,

Nil Not-at-all fearing the savage loves of Polypheme;

durum Nor to me singing harshly may the back-flowing

obstrepat Wave roar.

EXERCISE V.

SAPPHIC.

Faith.

numen

0, Faith! rare and calm

power ;

reticenda O [thou that art] to-be-passed-in-silence by me [in]

no ages! Tete

æternum I with prayer and victims ever Prone adore.

Thee may

EXERCISE VI.

SAPPHIC.

Infant.

parvulus Reposed [in] the lap of [its] mother, the little Infant, ignorant of care, rests :

almus Thrice, four times, happy! thus always benign

tibi
May thy sleep be.

EXERCISE VII.

ALCAIC.

Mars.

Persequor

Mavors I sing the

anger of Mars, and wars Horrenda

pelles To-be-dreaded : he [his] adamantine coverings

chlamydem consertam partic. And coat-of-mail bound-together with rigid iron,

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trilicem
And having-a-triple-tissue, has put on.

EXERCISE VIII.

ALCAIC.

Eurydice. Alas! in-vain the hollow shores

sonant And rocks and rivers re-echo the beloved Eurydice.

evasit
[She] unhappy has-gone to Orcus;

partic.
Eurydice, doomed never to-return.

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in rus.

EXERCISE IX.

ALCAIC.

Life.

promit Sweet spring puts-forth [its] flowers; and the fiery Summer succeeds: whom follows [her] sister

caduca Autumn, destined-to-fall into winter :

Thus, also, the life of man creeps-on.

EXERCISE X.

ALCAIC.

Ship. The ship proudly on ocean's

Dorso Surface carried, expands [her] wings; and [her] golden

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Prow to the heavens with majesty

Erects, not fearing tempests.

EXERCISE XI.

ALCAIC.
Mountain Shepherd in a Storm.

miratur The shepherd sees-with-wonder the winds struggling

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with* the swollen sea

reducto In a retired corner of the mountain,

And rejoices, from the terrible tempest

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To be at-a-distance.

EXERCISE XII.

SAPPHIC.

Sleeping Statue. Behold! how [in] easy sleep reclines

alme The Marble. Ah! [it] is favourably agitated with

grateful

faustè Dreams! Softly! beware, nor disturb

The happy marble.

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EXERCISE XIII.

SAPPHIC.

Old Man. bacillo

senii Leaning on a staff, the sceptre of old-age,

proferre To-advance (thy] foot with trembling pace scarcely

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