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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.
cætera Leaving the rest.
blandi Go, boy; bring the companion of [my] pleasing labour,
[My] harp from the first column; Bring also flowers : far from me
recedat Let all care be
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.
0, Faith! rare and calm
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.
parvulus Reposed [in] the lap of [its] mother, the little Infant, ignorant of care, rests :
almus Thrice, four times, happy! thus always benign
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,
Eurydice. Alas! in-vain the hollow shores
sonant And rocks and rivers re-echo the beloved Eurydice.
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.
Ship. The ship proudly on ocean's
Dorso Surface carried, expands [her] wings; and [her] golden
Prow to the heavens with majesty
Erects, not fearing tempests.
miratur The shepherd sees-with-wonder the winds struggling
with* the swollen sea
reducto In a retired corner of the mountain,
And rejoices, from the terrible tempest
To be at-a-distance.
Sleeping Statue. Behold! how [in] easy sleep reclines
alme The Marble. Ah! [it] is favourably agitated with
faustè Dreams! Softly! beware, nor disturb
The happy marble.
Old Man. bacillo
senii Leaning on a staff, the sceptre of old-age,
proferre To-advance (thy] foot with trembling pace scarcely