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Ad GULIELMUM LAUDERUM, P. P.

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A SEUS pinguis, pyra, mala, nectar

Te manent mecum, Gulielme, sextam Occidens quum Sol properabit horam

Axe fugaci.

Diligit pullos nitidumque nidum
Uxor, at tecum gradiatur audax :
Filio quisquam nec erit venusto

Gratior umbra,

Rifus & mufæ comitentur almae,
Innocens et te jocus & lepores :
Linque sed curas, & amara vitae

Linque severae.

Hanc moram rugis sapiens futuris
Ponito : quamvis viridem senectam
Cautus arceto, remorare vitae

Gaudia blandae.

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EARS, apples, cheese, dear Will, and wine,
If thou wilt

grace my house, are thine ;
(For these are in my pow'r.
When the last ray of yon bright sun,

,
Shall round its whirling axle run,

And hasten the sixth hour.

Thy wife delights in her neat home
And babes, but let her boldly come,

Provided she's at leisure.
Thy beauteous boy shall also find,
Altho' unask'd, a welcome kind,

And be receiv'd with pleasure.
And with thee haste the virgin Muse,
And jest that laughter shall diffuse,

And mirth that cheers the soul :
Banish afar corroding care,
Severity with gloomy air,

That might our joys control.

More wisely thou procrastinate
These evils to a wrinkled state,

When life's no more inviting :
E’er age comes on, while yet thy blood
Flows in a sprightly vig'rous flood,

Be cheerful and delighting.

Live!

Vive nunc: ætas fugit impotentis
Fluminis ritu, volucrisve venti :
Vis stitit nulla, et revocavit horas

Nulla volantes.

Umbra seu pulvis sumus, aut inanis
Fumus, et noftrum remanebit olim
Nil nisi virtus, monumenta sacra

Ingeniique.

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Live! live, my Will, for now's the day ;
Time, like a current, glides away,

Or th' evanescent wind
Unstaid by stout Herculean force,
Nought can protract its rapid course,

And Aeeting moments bind. Shadows we are, or empty dust, And vapour-like diffolve we must,

Nor are we more secure ; Nought can escape the dreary pit But virtue and immortal wit,

Which endless shall endure.

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CARMEN PASTORAL E.

UR* *Scotis

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TRBS colitur priscis quondam celeberrin

Scotis,
Incumbens saxo solido, cui nomen Edinae.
Venerat huc Phyllis pulcherrima Scotigenarum
Montibus ex patriis, ubi Oreadas inter agrestes
Prima fuit, denos bis non aspexerat annos
Gloria deliciaeque patris : quam

forte

vagantem
Viderat Urbanus subitoque exarsit, at illa
Munere nec pretio potuit precibusve moveri.
Hunc igitur vanis fundentem vota querelis
Audiit Areturi rupes et inhospita faxa:
Audiit, et planctus gemebunda remurmurat Echo.
Echo fola meos miserata eft, inquit amores;
Trisira nam moeftis ex saxis affonat imis,
Flebile luctisonis responsat et usque cicutis.
Me miserum quoties exclamo, lugubris illa
Me miserum ingeminat gelidis e vallibus : Eheu
Clamanti exclamat, repetitis vocibus, Eheu!

O rupes!

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