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Demissum caput, igne novo vestitus; et, aurum

Ceu rutilans, in fronte poli splendescit Eoi.

Sic obiit Lycidas, sic assurrexit in altum ;

Illo, quem peditem mare sustulit, usus amico.

Nunc campos alios, alia errans stagna secundum,

Rorantesque lavans integro nectare crines,

Audit inauditos nobis cantari Hymenæos,

Fortunatorum sedes ubi mitis amorem

Lætitiamque affert. Hic illum, quotquot Olympum

Prædulces habitant turbæ, venerabilis ordo,

Circumstant: aliæque canunt, interque canendum

Majestate sua veniunt abeuntque caterræ,

Omnes ex oculis lacrymas arcere paratæ.

Ergo non Lycidam jam lamentantur agrestes.

Divus eris ripæ, puer, hoc ex tempore nobis,

Grande, nec immerito, veniens in munus; opemque

Poscent usque tuam, dubiis quot in æstubus errant.

Hæc incultus aquis puer ilicibusque canebat;

Processit dum mane silens talaribus albis.

He touched the tender stops of various quills,

With eager thought warbling his Doric lay:

And now the sun had stretched out all the hills,

And now was dropped into the western bay;

At last he rose, and twitched his mantle blue,

Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.

Multa manu teneris discrimina tentat avenis,

Dorica non studio modulatus carmina segni :

Et jam sol abiens colles extenderat omnes,

Jamque sub Hesperium se præcipitaverat alveum. Surrexit tandem, glaucumque retraxit amictum;

Cras lucos, reor, ille novos, nova pascua quæret.

IN MEMORIAM.

CVI.

THE time admits not flowers or leaves

To deck the banquet. Fiercely flies

The blast of North and East, and ice

Makes daggers at the sharpen'd eaves,

And bristles all the brakes and thorns

To yon hard crescent, as she hangs

Above the wood which grides and clangs

Its leafless ribs and iron horns

Together, in the drifts that pass,

To darken on the rolling brine

That breaks the coast. But fetch the wine,

Arrange the board and brim the glass;

IN MEMORIAM.

NON hora myrto, non violis sinit
Nitere mensas. Trux Aquilo foras

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