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EXERCISE XII.
* Eheu! fugaces, Posthume, Posthume,

Labuntur anni."

Live distrustfult of happy youth,
O Crispus Lævinius: the months' fly
On rapid wingsam: and the sky (is) too

Swift in revolutions."

What (one) hour hath given you with lavish right-hand (Another) hour will snatch away with lying left-hand : Like a mother tantalizing in-sporto her

Tender nursling

III.

Inconstant and uncertain casualtiest
Hold empire (over] mortal life :
Nearing the goal the rapid-course of fleeting

Time hastens on.

IV.

The ruler of the world bestows on all the seasons
Wings, to be urged through empty (space):
Part still lies in the nest, and grows for

Future years.

Metuens with gon.
► Fallo. Jooosus

Luna, m Volatus. – Labricus volvi.

Rerum casus Peri. Regna

Impotas

• More, with gen.

- Imminens.;

EXERCISE XIII.
Mitte civiles super Urbe curas."

1.
Why do we long aimx wishes (2) with a treacherous
Bow that-strikes) the (1) idlez clouds ?
Or why do we delay to lay aside too

Troublesome cares ?

II.
Begone, O biting cares, begone far:
Helicon with its famous shrubberiesb calls me:
Me the sacred grove of laurel, and musical

Cave of Phocis.

III.
O where are the soft shades of Helicon,
O where Cydnus, and, dark with violets,
The peak of the Thespian rock, and streams of

The sounding Pindus?

iv.
What Aquilo shall bear3 me to your recesses,
Or what Zephyr on winged car,
And placed me by the cool streams

Of Cirrha ?

v. You representaf to me Rome, and the Temples? Proppede by a hundred' Phrygiant blocks :h You (represent to me) the Aventine grove, and streams

Of Latin Tiber.

VI.
Here where virgin waves falli on smooth
Moss; and with crystal mouth3
Clitumnus brawls, and Arnus

Too swift-in-gliding;' i Jaculor. y Partic. ? Vanus. a Notus. b Vireta. c Caput. d Sisto.

e Ad. Simulo. & Pendulus. b Saxa. i Perf. ; Sedulus labi.

VII.

Here at the grove of Empusa, and the verdant
Bank of Æsar, the breeze3 fondk of flowers
Playing opposes the current of the

Sportive wave.

VIlI.
Here is a gentle warmth of air, here grace,
Here splendour-of-scenery," and a finer-sky :0
Here joys flow in full

Streams.

IX.
Here (is) polished wit,P and ready smiles :
Here light sportiveness: and beauteous?
Graces bring baskets- full of

Gathereds flowers.

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Here to me the seven hills of Romulus
Shine better, and the lightu winds
Breathe more gently over the cool heights

Of sloping Tibur.

. XI. O glory of the sacred hill, O master Deity, O minstrel of the Grecian Muse, Phæbus, if it hath pleased you wandering to leave

Beloved Cynthus:

XII.
Come hither as a witness of my long repose :)
Repose my white locks demand :
And old age relaxing with exhaustiona

The mind's vigour.

* Studiosa.

p Sales.

Obstrepo. m Cumulus. a Nitor Rerum. Melior cæli vultus.
9 Decentes. Quasilli. Resectus. Sing. Gracilis.
✓ Perio. W Arces. • Dat. y Oti. ? Situs.

EXERCISE XIV.
Ad Villam.

1.
O guardian of the sacred rock and the sea,
Villa, home of Nymphs and neighbouring
Doris, once eminentlya the glory of Kings

And (their) delight;

II.

Now only a rest for my Muses,
As often as I leave4b the hated complaints of the City,
And the little-trusted tides of

Popular favour.c

You give me solitary recesses of groves,
And laurels clinging amida shady
Rocks; you open fountains, and caves

• Loved by Muses.

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You (are) to me ase Helicon and the lawns 2
Of moist? Phocis, and the grove of (3) Thespian rock
Dark with ivy and Pindus with

Snowy peak.

v.
Go, slave, bring from (2) the nearest column
The harp, companion of (1) my gentle toil :
Bring flowers too: let all care

Withdraw far from me!

vi.

Let Fame, stalking through the wide earth,
Extol the glory of my Prince, and his praises,
Where the sun rising and setting whirls

His reins.
. Una. b Plur. c Aura. d Per. Quales. Primus,

VII.

And where unknown nations and cities
Helicē condemns to eternal hoar-frosts :
And where heaps of burning sand

Auster scatters.

VIII.
He, respectingh the increasing years
Of the poet, representingi an ancient linek
Of descent, illustrious race, and the name

Of powerful ancestors,

ix. Has himself bestowed gifts2 with no sparing hand, And stimulatedm youth, Affording woods and leisure

For the Muses.

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Whether the breeze shall bear you on a soft wing,
Or toss you on furious waves,
Conquer Fortune, Publius, and elude her through

Varied resources.

II. Does she smile ?° turn-away your face with-pride :P Does she weep? look-back9 with a fond smile : In any turmoil learn to be alone, and

Ever yourself.

Non notus. h Veneratus. Referens.
m Stimulos addon Artes. o Perf. subj.

4 Refer ora. Tuus.

k Ortus.
p Generosus.

Stirps.

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