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EXERCISE III.

Aurora."

With golden locks Aurora aloftP
With dewy wing flies, and with
Rosy cheeks? hails inert Spring, and with

Friendly whisper: soothes,

Until April breaks its chains, leaping
From the ground, renewing former scents,
And softly4 sprinkles a new hue through painted

Fields.

III.
Her, while the gentle flock with rude dance
Delights to ply tender feet,
Each4 bird regardless' of sleep,

Hails, returning."

IV.

With fiery wings may I be borne, and may-I-be-able-to
Fly among the musical ranks,
While Nature strikes the lyre, and

Spontaneously begins melody.

EXERCISE IV.
Nox erat,

1.
It is sweet, when darkness creeps through sky,
To fly the town's crowds, and
Seek silenta recesses of a secret grove

In night's hour.
p In altum. 9 Immemor. Accus.

It is sweet, through radiant heaven's clime,
Watchful to survey the stars' motions,
When with new horn the moon“ shines among

Superior fires.3

III.

Around, every flock reposess on plain,
And troops of birds wearied
With song in the ivy’s boughs,

Enjoy the blessings of rest.3

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And earth and all the sky is hushed,
No voice disturbs? the ear, save where from hollowed
Oak the owl4 singingt pours-forth dismal

Strains.

EXERCISE V.
Integer vitæ."

Chooseu to celebrate on the flute, Clio,
The master of passions and hot contention,
Who subdues his senses, and restrains (within) a wise

Bound his wishes.

II.
Such-as amid the treacherous sea's tides,
A rock rises firmer, without blemish,
Whether fierce Winter breathe, or Favonius'

Breeze sleep.

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III.
He disregards with calm countenance both? swelling
Menaces and praises, happy in every
Season, and constant at once in prosperous

And adverse fortunes.

IV. Neither the surging sea's ire terrifies him, Nor caverns yawning with a roar : The crashing world’s4 frame would strike him fearless.

EXERCISE VI. “ M. C. Marcellum alloquitur Q. Horatius Flaccus."

1.
While the youth, studious of thy fame,
Weaves for thy head the chaplet due,
While mute walls4 learn to re-echo thy dear

Name;

II.

May it be allowed,> () pillar of Latin fame,
May it be allowed (that) my voice join : and, O Sun,
Glorious, O to-be-praised, let me sing,

Happy thy Prince being recovered. 3

III.
Many a breeze exalts the name of Marcellus,
Many a muset extols3 to3 the stars3 his
Virtues, and mind? and golden qualities? with joyous

Song.

IV.
Or if fleets, and beaks? sharp for war
Delight thee, come, thyself to the Latin
Neptune trust, thee Tethys with every

Wave shall serve.
» Arctus. Haud pavescens. Fas.

Or if thou wish for squadrons, longing to be hailed
A worthy master of thy country's thunder,
Eager to ride an avenger in the dark

Whirlwind of war.

VI.
Or if thou meditate civil cares,
A happy patrony of Pallas and the lyre,
On Pallas thou wilt conferą her former glory

With thy-father'sa skill.

VII. Go, where honour calls thee, go through lofty Regions of glory; on (your) steps: as-you-leadb presses, Versed in your praises,

The rival youth;

VIII.

Meditating not trivial laurels, and
Surpassingd its own strength, to thee alone it yields,
And by thy valour, and thy influence` with thee

Contends.

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Pleasant contest! Easy triumphs !
To grudge foes the honour of the palm
Is great fame, to have been able to be conquered by thee

Is greater glory.

y Fautor.

• Arrogo.

a Paternus. b Præčuns, gen.

d Major.

c Docilis, gen.

EXERCISE VII.
Veris opes."

1.

Spring, splendid ornament of the returning year, Whom sweet Venus favours, and (to whom) minister The Seasons, 4 wreathing garlands, adorned with rosy

Flowers;

II.

Set me in plains where the doves
Hail theel joyous with liquid voice,
While Zephyr fans4 the serene sky with light

Wing.

III.

Set me where a lofty oak spreads2 darkness,
And a grove with shrubs inwoven
Hidest the waves4 of a river flowing rapidly beneath.

IV.

Muse, may’st thou calmly repose with me,
Flying the impious tumults of the crowd,
Careless-ofe applause, and

Above the fickle 8 honour of the mob.3

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Nymph, who imitating words, conceal
In the crystal stream a slenderh form,
Or lie-hid among rocks, and

Haunt the threshold of a cave,8
• Negligens. Major. & Vitreus. b Exilis.

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