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Ridet ager, frugum facilis, lascivaque florum
Nutrix; non Euri ruit hic

per dulcia Tempe 35
Vis fera, non Boreæ; fed blandior aura Favoni,
Lenis agens tremulo nutantes vertice sylvas,
Usque fovet teneros, quos ufque rescucitat, ignes.
Hic lætis animata sonis Saltatio vivit :
Hic jam voce ciet cantum, jam pectine, dulces 40
Musica docta modos : pulchræ longo ordine nymphæ
Festivas ducunt choreas, dilccta juventus
Certatim ftipant comites: latè halat amomo
Omne nemus, varioque æterni veris odore :
Cura procul: circumvolitant risusque jocique : 45
Atque amor est, quodcunque vides. Venus ipsa volentes
Imperio regit indigenas, hic innuba Phæbe,
Innuba Pallas amet, cupiant servire Catones.

Jamque datum molimur iter, fedesque beatas Multa gemens linquo; & lugubre rubentia Martis

Arva,

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Soft breathes the air ; fair Flora paints the ground,
And laughing Ceres deals her gifts around.
This blissful Tempe no rough blaíts molest,
Of blust'ring Boreas, or the baleful Exit;
But gentle Zephyrs o'er the woodlands í ray,
Court the tall trees, and round the branches play,
Ætherial gales dispensing as they flow,
To fan those passions which they teach to glow.
Here the gay youth in measur'd steps advance,
While sprightly music animates the dance;
There the sweet melody of sound admire,
Sigh with the song, or languish to the lyre :
Fair nymphs and amorous youths, a lovely band,
Blend in the dance, light-bounding hand in hand.
From ev'ry grove the buxom Zephyrs bring
The rich ambrosia of eternal spring.
Care dwells not here, their pleasures to destroy,
But Laughter, Jest, and universal joy:
All, all is love; for Venus reigns confest
The sole sultana of each captive breast :
Cold Cynthia here wou'd Cupid's victim prove,
Or the chaste daughter of imperial Jove,
And Cato's virtue be the slave of love.

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But now thro' destin'd fields of air we fly, And leave those mansions, not without a sigh :

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Cæleftes fine more jubet volitare
Scilicet impatiens angufto hoc orbe teneri,
Fontinelle, tuos audax imitarier ausus
Gestio, & infolitas fpirant præcordia Alam

Fallor, an ipfe venit ? Delapfus ab
Pegason urget eques, laterique flagellif
Me vocat; & duris desiste laboribus, ir
“ Me duce, carpe viam facilem, tibi í

Expediam, tibi cernere erit, quos fi
“ Indigenas cultusque virúm, more
Nec mora, pennipedem conscendo :
(Quanquam animus fecum volvens
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Arva, ubi fanguincæ dominantur in omnia rixæ,
Advehimur, ferro riget horrida turba, geritque
Spiculaque, gladiosque, ferosque in bella dolones.
Pro choreâ, & dulci modulamine, Pyrrhicus illis
Saltus, & horribiles placet ære ciere sonores.
Hic conjux viduata viro longo effera luctu
Flet noctem, folumque torun sterilesque Hymenæos
Deplorans, lacerat crines, & pectora plangit :
Nequicquam ---sponsus ni sortè appareat, hospes
Heu! brevis, in fomnis, & ludicra fallat imago.
Immemor ile tori interea ruit acer in hoftem :
Horrendum strepit armorum fragor undique campis ;
Atque immortales durant in fæcula pugnæ.

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Hinc Jovis immensum delati accedimus orbem.
Illic mille locis exercet säva tyrannus
Imperia in totidem servos, toridemque rebelles :
Sed brevis exercet : parat illi fata veneno

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