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O happy I, if only (nor would I ever
(Through) a tranquil death!
EXERCISE XXII. "
Tua, Cæsar, ætas
Revisit the towns :
Now Faith and Law," and pleasing Prosperity2
Purling rivers2 of milk and honey
More joyously the harvest waves with
Envy the furrows.
w Seco, perf.
The shepherd, following his kids, .
VI. In peace the heights of Sörāctě, in peace The cragged rocks smile ;' light ease3 haunts33 The distanta a hills, and the delights of the
. Retired village..
With suppliant shade the myrtle serves thee,
And may she who sits amid the fires of-heaven,
In brightb bands,
IX. Regard complaints again poured-forth, Regard the chaste voices of virgins and youths, And lend a kind ear to the prayers
Of the chiefs.
“ Ætas pejor avis.”—HOR.
With arrestedd streams ;
And thou, Muse, who-dost-imitatee the ..
Recalled from Orcus.
Beneath the earth ?
IV. Carthage? again seems28 to wave with bronze squadrons, And to pour4 clouds of infantry, And war from the gates of-Saguntumb
Bactra now trembles with struck camps,
Course of neighing: steeds.
Rise ; where thou sleepest, the Mede2 shakes
Honourable slumbers ?
Go forth ! renew prosperous battles :
Rise with its wonted crest.
Abl. abs. m Splendide.
VIII. We feign wars with painted arms, Nohlym brave, and the empty name of battle, And the sport of Mars free from
To wear” our ancestors, helmets,
Foreign jewels !
Hasten with you.
Now thou comest! (Thy) birds2r cleave?
o Cingi, with abl.
Fugio. r Passeres.
Seasoned (3) with honey.
V. “ What maiden," you ask, “ Are-you-in-love-with, Licinius, “ (Who) with dangerous' cheeks hunts-for lovers ? “ Why, dear one, do you teach the grove to
“Echo-with your complaints ?
VI. “ If she laughs at your gifts, she will send gifts ; “ Or if through rosy gardens she avoids3 [you] pursuing, “ More fickle than a fawn, she will herself
“ Follow if-you-fly.">
Touch with love !
* Loquela. Hor. Od. 1. iv. 20. u Hor. Od. 1. xix. 8.