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Exiguam; late populus cubitalis oberrat. Vultum trancata, atque inhonesto vulnere nares Instant à tergo volucres, lacerantque trabantque Manca, et adhuc deest infurmi décorpore multum. Immites, certæ gentem extirpare nefandam. Paulatim in rigidum hic vita insinuata cadaver

Sic Pygmæa domus multos dominata per annos, Motu ægro vix dum redivivos erigit artus. Tot bellis defuncta, gruum tot læta triomphis, To ficit his horror vultus, et imagine tota Funditus interiit: nempe exitus omnia tandem Fusa per attonitam pallet formido figuram. Certus regna manet, sunt certi denique fines, Detrahe quin oculos spectator, et, ora nitenQuos ultra transire nefas : sic corruit olim

tem Assyriæ imperiam, sic magnæ Persidis imis Si poterint perferre diem, medium inspice murum, Sedibus erersum est, et majus utroque Latinum. Qua sedet orta Deo proles, Deus ipse, sereno Elysii valles nunc agmine lustrat jnani,

Lumine perfusus, radiisque inspersus acutis. Et veterum heroum miscetur grandibus umbris. Circum tranquillæ funduntur tempora flammæ, Plebs parva: aut, si quid fidei mereatur anilis Regius ore vigor spirat, nitet ignis ocellis, Fabula, pastores per noctis opaca pusillas Plurimaque effulget majestas numine toto. Sæpe vident umbras, Pygmæos corpore cassos. Quantum dissimilis, quantum o! mutatns ab illo, Dum secura gruum, et veteres oblita labores, Qui peecata luit cruciatus non sua, vitam Lætitiæ penitus vacat, indulgetque cboreis,

Quando lactantem cunctata morte trahebat! Angustosque terit calles, viridesque per orbes

Sed frustra voluit defunctum Golgotha numea Tuiba levis salit, et lemurum cognomine gaudet. Condere, dum victa fatorum lege triumphans

Nativum petiit ccelum, et super æthera vectus
Despexit lunam exiguam, solemque ininorem.

Jam latus effossum, et palmas ostendit atrasque,
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Vulnusque infixum pede, clavorumque recepta DELINEATA AD ALTARE COL. MAGD. Oxon.

Signa, et transacti quondam vestigia ferri.

Umbræ hue felices tendunt, numerosaque ccelos EGREGIOs fuci tractvs, calamique labores, Turba petunt, atque immortalia dona capessunt. Surgentesque hominum formas, ardentiaque ora Matres, et longæ nunc reddita corpora vitæ Judicis, et simulachra modis pallentia miris, Infantum, juvenes, pueri, innuptæque puellæ [tos Terribilem visu pompam, tn carmine Musa Stant circuni, atque avidos jubar immortale bibeirPande novo, vatique sacros accende furores. Afigunt oculos in numine: laudibus æther

Olim plauitiem (quam nunc fæcunda colorum Intonat, et lato ridet cælum omne triumpho. Insignit pietura) inhonesto et simplice cultu His amor impatiens conceptaque gaudia mentem Vestiit albedo, sed ue rima ulla priorem

Funditus exagitant, imoque in pectore fervent. Agnoscat faciem, mox fundamenta futuræ

Non æque exultat flagranti corde Sibylla, Substravit pictor tabulæ, humoremque sequacem Hospite cum tumet incluso, et præcordia sentit. Per muros traxit; velamine mcenia crasso Mota Dei stimulis, nimioque calentia Phæbo. Squallent obducta, et rudioribus illita fucis.

Quis tamen ille novus perstringit lumina fulgor? Utque (polo nondum stellis fulgentibus apto) Quam Mitra effigiem distinxit pictor, honesto Ne spatio moles immensa dehiscat inani,

Surgentem è tumulo, alatoque satellite fultam? Per eava cælorum, et convexa patientia late Agnosco faciem, vultu latet alter in illo Hine atque hinc interfusus fuitaverat æther; "Wainfletus, sic ille oculos, sic ora ferebat: Mox radiante novum torrebat lumine mundum Eheu quando animi par invenietur imago!. Titan, et pallens alienos mitius ignes

Quando alium similem virtus habitura! Cynthia vibrabat; crebris nunc consitus astris Irati innocuas securus maminis iras Scintillare polus, nunc fulgor Lacteus omne Aspicit, impavidosque in judice figit ocellos. Diffiuere in cælum, longoque albescere tractu. Quin age, et horrentem commixtis igne tenebris

Sic, operis postquam lusit primordia pictor, Jam videas scenam; multo hic stagnantia fuco Dum sordet paries, nullumque fatetur Apellem, Mænia flagrantem liquefacto sulphure rivum Cautius exercet calamos, atque arte tenacem Fingunt, et falsus tanta arte accenditur ignis, Confundit viscum, succosque attemperat, omnes Ut toti metuas tabulæ, ne flamma per omne Inducit tandem formas; apparet ubique

Livida serpat opus, tenuesque absumpta recedat Muta cohors, et picturarum vulgus inane. Pictura in cineres, propriis peritura favillis.

Aligeris muri vacat ora suprema ministris, Huc turba infelix agitur, turpisque videri Sparsaque per tutam coelestis turba tabellain Infreudet dentes, et rugis contrahit ora. Raucos inspirat lituos, burcasque tumentes Vindex à tergo implacabile sævit, et ensem Infat, et attonitum replet clangoribus orbem. Fulmineum vibrans acie flagrante scelestos Defunctis sonus auditur, tabulamque per iinam Jam Paradiseis iterum depellit ab oris. Picta gravescit humus, terris emergit apertis Heu! quid agat tristis? Quo se cælestibus iris Progenies rediviva, et plurima surgit imago. Subtrahat? O! quantum vellet nunc æthere in alta

Sic, dum fecundis Cadmus dat semina suleis, Virtutem colere! at tandem suspiria ducit Terra tumet prægnans, animataque gleba laborat, Nequicquam, et sero- in lacrymas effunditur; Luxuriatur ager segete spirante, calescit

obstant Omne solumn, crescitque virorum prodiga messis. Sortes non revocandæ, et inexorabile numen.

· Jam pulvis varias terræ dispersa per oras, Quam varias aperit veneres pictura! periti Sive inter venas teneri concreta metalli,

Quot calami legimus vestigia! quanta colorum Sensim dirigit, seu sese inmiscuit herbis, Gratia se profert! tales non discolor Iris Explicita est; molem rursus coalescit in upam Ostendat, vario cum lumine toridas imber Divisum funus, sparsos prior alligat artus Junctura, aptanturqne iterum coëuntia membra. His roudum specie perfecta resurgit imago),

Coll. Magd. Fundator,

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Rore nitet toto, ct gutta scintillat in omni. Turba fremit confusa, gonisque frequentibus, eage,

O fuci nitor, O pulchri durate colores ! Exclamant socii; plausu strepit omne viretum, Nec, pictura, tuæ languescat gloria formæ, [mam. Interea fessos inimico Sirius astro Dum lucem videas, qualem exprimis ipsa, supre- Corripit, et salsas exudant corpora guttas;

Lenia jam Zephyri spirantes frigora, ut uinbræ.

Captantur, vultuque fluens abstergitur humor, SPHERISTERIUM. Hic ubi graminea in latum sese explicat æquor

AD D.D. HANNES,
Planities, vacuoque ingens patet area campo,

INSIGNISSIMUM MEDICUM ET POETAX.
Cum solem nondum fumantia prata fatentur.
Exortum, et tumidæ pendent in gramine guttæ,

O QUI canoro blandius Orpheo
Improba falx noctis parva incrementa prioris Vocale ducis carmen, et exitu
Desecat, exiguam radens a cespite messen:

Feliciore luctuosis
Tum motu assiduo saxum versatile terram

Sæpe animam revocas ab orbris,
Deprimit extantem, et surgentes atterit herbas, Jam seu solutos in numerum pedes
Lignea percurrunt vernantem turba palæstram Çogis, vel ægrum et vix animæ tenax
Uncta, nitens oleo, formæ quibus esse rotundæ Corpus tueris, seu cadaver
Artificis ferrum dederat, facilisque moveri,

Luminibus penetras acutis;
Ne tamen offendant incauti errore globorum, Opus relinquens eripe te moræ,
Quæque suis incisa notis stat sphæra; sed unus Frontemque curis solicitam explica,
Hanc vult, quæ infuso multum inclinata metallo Scyphumque jucundus require
Vertitur in gyros, et iniquo tramite currit;

Purpureo gravidum Lyæo.
Quin alii diversa placet, quam parcius urget

Nunc plena magni pocula postules
Plumbea vis, motuque sinit procedere recto. Memor Wilhelmi, nunc moveat sitim
Postquam ideo in partes turbam distinxerat Minister ingens, imperique
æquas

Presidium haud leve, Montacutus,
Consilium, aut sors; quisque suis accingitur armis. Omitte tandem triste negotium
Evolat orbiculus, qua cursum meta futurum Gravesque curas, hea nimium pius!
Designat; jactique legens vestigia, primam,

Nec ceteros cautus mederi
Qui certamen init, sphæram demittit, at illa

Ipse tuam minuas salutem, Leniter effusa, exiguum quod ducit in orbem, Frustra cruorem pulsibus incitis Radit iter, donec sensim primo impete fesso

Ebullientem pollice comprimis,
Subsistat: subito globus ernicat alter et alter.

Attentus explorare venam
Mox ubi funduntur late agmina crebra minorem Quæ febris exagitet tumentem:
Sparsa per orbiculum, stipantque frequentia metam, Frustra liquores quot chemica expedit
Atque negant faciles aditus; jam cautias exit, Fornax, et error sanguinis, et vigor
Et leviter sese insinuat revolubile lignum.

lonatus herbis te fatigant: At si forte globum, qui misit, spectat inertem

Serius aut citíus sepulchro Serpere, et impressum subito languescere motum,

Debemur omnes, vitaque descret Pone urget sphæræ vestigia, et anxius instat, Expulsa morbis corpus inhospitum, Objurgatque moras, currentique. imminet orbi. Lentumque detíubunt nepules Atque ut segnis honos dextræ servetur, iniquam

(Relliquias animæ) cadaver. Incusat terram, ac surgentem in marmore nodum. Manes videbis tu quoque fabulas

Nec risus tacuere, globus cum volvitur actus Quos pauciores fecerit ars tua; Infami jactu, aut nimium vestigia plumbum

Şuumque victorem vicissiin Allicit, et sphæram à recto trabit iusita virtus.

Subjiciet libitina victrix.
Tum qui projecit, strepitus effundit inanes,

Decurrit illi vita beatior
Et, variam in speciem distorto corpore, falsos Quicunque lucem non nimis anxius
Increpat errores, et dat convitia ligno,

Reddit molestan, urgetque curas
Sphæra sed, irarum temnens ludibria, cæptum

Sponte sua satis ingruentes; Pergit iter, nullisque movetur surda querelis.

Et quem dierum lenc fluentium Illa tamen laudes summumque meretur honorem,

Delectat ordo, vitaque mutuis Quæ non dirumpit cursun, absistitque moveri,

Felix amicis, gaudiisque
Donec turbam inter crebram dilapsa supremum

Innocuis bene temperata,
Perfecit stadium, et metæ inclinata recumbit.
Hostis at bærentem orbiculo detrudere sphæram
Certat, luminibusque viam signantibus omnes
Intendit vires, et missile fortiter urget:

MACHINE GESTICULANTES,
Evolat adducto non segnis sphæra lacerto.

ANGLICE A PUPPET-SHOW. Haud ita prosiliens Elëo carcere pernix Auriga invehitur, cum raptus ab axe citato ADMIRANDA cano levium spectacula rerum, Currentesque domos videt, et fugientia tecta. Exiguam gentem, et vacuum sine mente popeilum;

Si tamen in daros, obstructa satellite multo, Quem, non sarreptis cceli de fornice flammis, Impingat socios, confundatque orbibus orbes; Innocua melior fabricaverat arte Prometheus. Tum fervet bilis, fortunam damnat acerbam, Coinpita qua risu fer ent, glomeratque cumula Atque deos atque astra vocat crudelia

tum Si vero incursus faciles, aditumque patentrm Histrio, delactatque inhiantem scommate turbain; Inveniat, partoque hostis spolietur honore: Quotquot lætitiæ studia aut novitate tenentur,

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Undique congressi permissa sedilia complent, Crura ligat pedibus, humerisque accommodat arNec confusus louos; nummo subsellia cedunt

mos,
Diverso, et varii ad pretium stat copia scamni. Et membris membra aptat, et artubus infui
Tandem ubi subtrahitur velamen, lumina passim Tunc habiles addit trochleas, quibus arte puti
Angustos penetiant aditus, qua plurima visum Versat onus, molique manu famulatus iner.
Fila secant, ne, cum vacuo datur ore fenestra, Suffcit occultos motus, vocemque ministrat
Pervia fiaus pateat: mox stridula turba penates. His structa auxiliis jam machina tota peritos
Ingreditur pictos, et mænia squallido fuco. Ostendit sulcos, duri et vestigia ferri:
Hic humiles inter scenas, angustaque claustra, Hinc salit, atque agili se sublevat incita motu,
Quicquid agint homines, concurslis, bella, trium- Vocesque emittit tenues, et non sua verba.
Ludit in exiguo plebecula parva theatro. (phos,

Sed præter reliquos incidit homuncio rauca
Voce strepens; major subnectit fibula vestem,
Et referunt vivos errantia lumina motas;
In ventrem tumet immodicum; pone eminet ingens

AD INSIGNISSIMUM VIRUM D. THO. A tergo gibbus; Pygmæum territat agmen

BURNETTUM, Major, et immanem miratur turba gigantem.

SACRÆ THEORIÆ TELLURIS AUCTOREM. Hic magna fretus mole, imparibusque lacertis Contisus, gracili jactat convitia vulgo,

Non usitatum carminis alitem, Et crebro solvit, lepidum caput, ora cachinno.

Bumette, poscis, non humiles modos: Quanquam res agitur solenoi seria pompa,

Vulgare plectrum, languidæque Spernit sollicitum intractabilis ille tumultum,

Respuis officium camewae. Et risu importunus adest, atque omnia turbat.

Tu mixta rerum semina conscius,
Nec raro invadit molles, pictainque protervo

Molemque cernis dissociabilem,
Ore petit nympham, invitoque dat oscula ligno. Terrainque concretam, et latentem
Sed coinitum vulgus diversis membra fatigant

Oceanum gremio capaci:
Ludis, et rario lascivit mobile saltu.

Dum veritatem quærere pertinax Sæpe etiam gemmis rutila, et spectabilis anro,

Ignota pandis, sollicitus parum Lignea gens prodit, nitidisque superbit in ostris. Ucunque stet commune vulgi Nam, quoties festam celebrat sub imagine lucem,

Arbitrium et popularis error. Ordine coinposito nympharum incedit honestum

Auditur ingens continuo fragor, Agmen, et exigui proceres, parvique quirites.

Illapsa telus lubrica deserit Pygmæos credat positis mitescere bellis,

Fundamina, et compage fracta Jamque, infensa gruum teinnentes prælia, tutos

Suppositas gravis urget undas. Indulgere jocis, tenerisque vacare choreis.

Impulsus erumpit medius liquor, Tales, cum medio labuntur sidera cælo,

Terras aquaram effusa licentia Parvi subsisiunt lemures, populusque pusillus

Claudit vicissim; has inter orbæ Festivos, rediens sua per vestigia, gyros

Relliquiæ fluitant prioris. Ducit, et angustum crebro pede pulsitat orbem.

Nunc et recluso carcere lucidam Mane patent gressus; hic succos terra feraces

Balæna spectat solis imaginem, Concipit, in multam pubentia gramiva surgunt

Stellasque miratur nutautes, Luxuriem, tenerisque virescit circulus herbis.

Et tremulæ sinulacra lunæ. At non tranquillas nulla abdunt nubila luces, Qux pompa vocum non imitabilis! Sape gravi surguut bella, horrida bella tumultu. Qualis calescit spiritus ingenî! Armacient truculenta cohors,placidamque quietem

Ut tollis undas! ut frementem Dirumpunt pugnæ; usque adeo insinceia voluptas

Diluvii reprimis tumultum ! Omnibus, et mistæ castigant gaudia curæ.

Quis tam valenti pectore ferreus Jam gladii, tubulique ingesto sulphure fæti

Ut non tremiscens et timido pede Protens que hastæ, fulgentiaque arma, minæque

locedat, orbis dolosi Telorum ingentes subeunt; dant claustra fragorein Detegis instabiles ruinas? Horrendum, ruptæ stridente bitumine chartæ

Quin hæc cadentum fragmina moutium Confusos reddunt crepitus, et sibila miscent.

Natura vultum sumere simplicem Sternitur omne solum pereuntibus; undique cæsæ

Coget refingens, in priorem Apparent turmæ, civilis crimina belli.

Mox iterum reditura formam. Sed postquain insanus pugnæ deferbuit æstus,

Nimbis rubentem su'phureis Jovem Exuerintque truces animos, jam marte fugato, Vernas; ut ullis sævit atrox hyeins Diversas repetunt artes, curasque priores.

Incendiis, commune mundo Nec raro prisci heroes, quos pagina sacra

Et populis meditata bustum! Suggerit, atque olim peperit felicior ætas,

Nudus liquentes plorat Athos nives, Hic parva redeunt specie. Cano ordine cernas Et mox liquescens ipse adamantinum Antiquos prodire, agmen venerabile, patres.

Fundit cacumen, dum per imas Rugis sulcantur vultus, prolixaque barbæ

Saxa fluunt resoluta valles, Canities mento pendet: sic tarda senectus

Jamque alta cæli monia corruunt, Tithonum minuit, cum moles tota cicadam

Et vestra tandein pagina (proh nefas !) Induit, in gracilem sensim coilecta figuram.

Burnette, vestra augebit ignes, Nunc tamen unde genus ducat, quæ dextra latentes Hru socio perituro mundo. Suppeditet vires, quem poscat iuba move:stem, Mox aqua tellus, mox subitus viror Expediam. Truncos opifex et inutile lignum Ubique rident: En teretem globum ! Cozit in humanas species, et rubore natam

En læta vernantes Pavoni Proseniem telo efformat, nexuque tenaci

Famina, perpetuosque dores!

O pectus ingens! O animum gravem

No more does Hector's force the Trojans shield, Mündi capacem! si bonus auguror,

That drove whole armies back, and singly clear'a Te, nostra quo tellus superbit,

the field. Accipiet renovata cisem.

“My vengeance sated, I at length resign
To Mars his offspring of the Trojan line:
Advanc'd to godhead let him rise,

And take his station in the skies:
TRANSLATIONS.

There entertain his ravish'd sight
HORACE, BOOK III. ODE III.

With scenes of glory, fields of light:
Angustus had a design to rebuild Troy and make Quaff with the gods immortal wine,

it the metropolis of the Roman empire, having And see adoring nations crowd his shrine. closeted several senators on the project: Ho.

“ The thin remains of Troy's allieted host, race is supposed to have written the following in distant realms may seats unenvy'd lind, ode on this occasion.

And flourish on a foreign coast;

But far be Rome from Troy disjoin'd,
The man resolv'd and steady to his trust, Remov'd by seas, from the disastrous shore,
Inflexible to ill, and obstinately just,

May endiess billows rise between, and storms unMay the rude rabbie's insolence despise,

number'd roar. Their senseless clamours and tumultuous cries; “ Still let the curst detested place The tyrant's fierceness he beguiles,

Where Priam lies, and Priam's faithless race, And the stern brow, and the harsb voice defies, Be cover'd o'er with weeds, and hid in grass. And with superior greatness smiles.

There let the wanton Rocks unguarded stray, Not the rough whirlwind, that deforms

Or, while the lonely shepherd sings,
Adria's black gulf, and rexes it with storms, Amidst the mighty ruins play,
The stubborn virtue of his soul can move; And frisk upon the tombs of kings.
Nor the red arm of angry Jove,

" May tigers there, and all the savage kind, That flings the thunder from the sky,

Sad solitary haunts and deserts find; And gives it rage to roar, and strength to fly. In gloomy vaults, and nooks of palaces,

Should the whole frame of nature round him May th' unmolested lioness In ruin and confusion hurid,

(break, Her brinded whelps securely lay, He, unconcern'd, would hear the mighty crack, Or, coucht, in dreadful slumbers waste the day. And stand secure amidst a falling world.

“While Troy in heaps of ruins lies, Such were the godlike arts that led

Rome and the Roman capitol shall rise; Bright Pollux to the blest abodes;

Th' illustrious exiles unconfin'd Such did for great Alcides plead,

Shall triumph far and near, and rule mankind. And gain'd a place among the gods;

“ In vain the sea's intruding tide Where now Augustus, mix'd with heroes, lies, Europe from Afric shall divide, And to his lips the nectar bowl applies:

And part the sever'd world in two: (spread, His ruddy lips the purple tincture show, Through Afric's sands their triumphs they shali And with immortal stains divinely glow.

And the long train of victories pursue
By arts like these did young Lyæus rise: To Nile's yet undiscover'd head.
His tigers drew him to the skies;

“ Riches the hardy soldiers shall despise, Wild from the desert and unbroke,

And look on gold with undesiring eyes, In vain they foam’d, in vain they star'd,

Nor the disbowel'd earth explore In vain their eyes with fury glar'd; (yoke. In search of the forbidden ore; He tam'd them to the lash and bent them to the Those glittering ills, concealá within the mine, Such were the paths that Rome's great founder Shall lie untouch'd, and innocently shine. trod,

To the last bounds that nature sets, When in a whirlwind snatch'd on high,

The piercing colds and sultry heats, He shook off dull mortality,

The godlike race sball spread their arms, And lost the monarch in the god.

Now fill the polar circle with alarms,
Bright Juno then her awful silence broke, Till storms and tempests their pursuits confide;
And thus th' assembled deities bespoke.

Now sweat for conquest underneath the line.
“Troy,” says the goddess,“ perjur'd Troy has felt “ This only law the vietor shall restrain,
The dire effects of her proud tyrant's guilt; On these conditions shall be reign:
The towering pile,' and soft abodes,

If none his guilty hand employ
Wall'd by the hand of servile gods,

To build again a second Troy, Now spreads its ruins all around,

If none the rash design pursue, And lies inglorious on the ground.

Nor tempt the vengeance of the gods anew. An umpire partial and unjust,

A curse there cleaves to the devoted place, And a lewd woman's impious lust,

That shall the new foundations tase;
Lay heavy on her head, and sunk her to the dust. Greece shall in mutual leagues conspire

« Since false Laomedon's tyrannic sway, To storin the rising town with fire,
That durst defraud th' immortals of their pay, And at their armies head myself will show
Her guardian gods renounc'd their patronage, What Juno, urg'd to all her rage, can do.
Nor would the fierce invading foe repel;

** Thrice should Apollo's self the city raise, To my resentment, and Minerva's rage,

And line it round with walls of brass; The guilty king and the whole people fell. Thrice should my favourite Greeks his works conAnd now the long-protracted wars are o'er,

found, The soft adulterer shines no more;

And hew the shining fabric to the ground:

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Thrice should her captive dames to Greece return, The god sits high, exalted on a throne And their dead sons and slaughter'd husbands of blazing gems, with purple garments on; mourn.

The hours in order rang'd on either hand, But hoid, my Muse, forbear thy towering flight, And days, and inonths, and years, and ages, stand. Nor bring the secrets of the gods to light: Here Spring appears with tlowery chaplets bound; In vain would thy presumptuous verse

Here Summier in her wheaten garland crown'd; Th'immortal rhetoric rehearse;

Here Autumn the rich trodden grapes besmear; The mighty strains, in lyric numbers bound, And hoary Winter shivers in the rear. Forget their majesty and lose their sound.

Phoebus beheld the youth from off his throne;
That eye, which looks on all, was fix'd on one.

He saw the boy's confusion in his face,
THE VESTAL,

Surpris'd at all the wonders of the place;

Aud cries aloud, “What wants my son? For know FROM OVID DE FASTIS, LIB. III. EL. 1.

My son thou art, and I must call thee so.” Blanda quies victis furtim subrepit ocellis, &c. « Light of the world," the trembling youth replies, As the fair vestal to the fountain came,

« Illustrious parent! since you don't despise

The parent's name, some certain token give, (Let none he startled at a vestal's name)

That I may Clymenè's proud boast believe, Tir'd with the walk, she laid ber down to rest,

Nor longer under false reproaches grieve." And to the winds expos'd her glowing breast,

The tender sire was touch'd with what he said, To take the freshness of the morning-air,

And flung the blaze of glories from his dead, And gather'd in a knot her flowing hair; While thus she rested, on her arın reclin'd,

And bid the youth advance: “ My son," said he,

" Come to thy father's arms! for Clymenė The hoary willows waving with the wind,

Uas told thee true; a parent's name Town, And feather'd choirs that warbled in the shade,

And deem thee worthy to be call'd my son. And purling streams that through the meadow

As a sure proof, make some vequest, and I, stray'd,

Whate'er it be, with that request comply; In drowsy murinurs hird the gentle maid.

By Styx I swear, whose waves are hid in night, The god of war beheld the virgin lie, The god beheld her with a lover's eye;

Aud roll impervious to my piercing sight.”

The youth, transported, asks without delay, And by su tempting an occasion press'd, The beanteons maid, whom he beheld, possess'd: To guide the Suu's bright chariot for a day.

The god repented of the oath he took, Conceiving as she slept, her fruitfut woinb

For anguish thrice his radiant head he shook: Swell'd with the founder of immortal Rome,

“My son,” says he “ some other proof require;

Rash was my promise, rash is thy desire.
OVID'S METAMORPHOSES.

I'd fain deny this wish wbich thou hast made,

Or, what I can't deny, would fain dissuade.
BOOK II.

Too vast and hazardous the task appears,

Nur sated to thy strength, nor to thy years,
THE STORY OF PHAETON.

Thy lot is mortal, but thy wishes fly
The Sun's bright palace, on high columns rais'd, Beyond the province of mortality:
With burnish'd gold and faming jewels blaz'd; There is not one of all the gods that dares
The folding gates diffus'd a silver light,

(Howerer skill'd in other great affairs)
And with a milder gleam refresh d the sight;, To mount the burning axle-tree, but I;
Of polish'd ivory was the covering wrought: Not Jove himself, the ruler of the sky,
The matter vied not with the sculptor's thought, That huris the three-fork'd thunder from above,
For in the portal was displayed on high

Dares try his strength; yet who so strong as Jove? (The work of Vulcan) a fictitious sky;

The steeds climb up the first ascent with pain; A waving sea th' inferior earth embrac'd,

And when the middle firmament they gain, And gods and goddesses the waters grac'd. If clownwards from the Heavens my head I bow, Ægeon here a mighty whale bestrode;

And see the earth and ocean hang below, Triton, and Proteus (the deceiving god),

Ev'n lam seiz'd with borrour and affright, With Doris here were carv'd, and all her train, And my own heart misgives me at the sight. Some loosely swimming in the figur'd main, A mighty downfall steeps the evening stage, Whilst some on rocks their drooping hair divide, And steady reins muat curb the horses' rage. And some on fishes through the waters gide; Tethys herself bas feard to see me driven Though various features did the sisters grace, Down headlony from the precipice of Heaven. A sister's likeness was in every face.

Besides, consider what impetuous force On earth a different landscape courts the eyes, Turns stars and planets in a different course: Men, towns, and beasts, in distant prospects rise, I steer against their motions; nor am I And nyinphs, and streams, and woods, and rural Borve back by all the current of the sky. deities.

But how could you resist the orbs that roll O’er all, the Heaven's refulgent image shines; lo adverse whirts, and stem the rapid pole? On either gate were six engraven signs.

But yon perhaps may hope for pleasin, wa ds, Here Phaeton, still gaining on tl'ascent, And stately domes, and cities filla with gods; To his suspected father's palace went,

While through a thousand snares your progress Till pressing forward through the bright abode,

lies, He saw at distance the illustrious god:

Where forms of starry monsters stock the skies: He saw at distance, or the dazzliog light

Por, should you hit the doubtful way aright, Had flash'd too strongly ou bis aking sight, The Bull with stooping boros stands oppusite; VOL. IX.

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