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Nulla dies nostro Maerorem e pectore demet.

TELLA recedentem iam iamqve minutior orbem

Obvia luciferis una morata rotis,

Illa dies duce te volvente relabitur anno
Qva fuit e nostro rapta Maria sinu.
O animarum adscripta choro, dilecta Maria,

Illa domus, felix qva reqviescis, ubi est ?
Contemplaris humi prostratum in pulvere, et audis

Qvanto se gemitu torqveat intus amans ? Mene sacri fas est oblivia temporis umquam

Ducere, mene sacrum non meminisse nemus,
Qva patriae propter flexus convenimus undae,

Extremumqve diem mutuus egit amor ?
Nulla aetas animo monumenta perennia demet ;

Nec mihi deliciae praeteriere meae :
Non species omnis tua vanuit, oscula qualis

Ultima, nec nobis ultima visa, dabas.
Lympha susurrantes riparum amplexa lapillos

Fronde superfusis ibat opaca vadis ; Spinaqve cana vagos miscebat odoraqve flexus Betula

per laetum, par geniale, locum. Germina surgebant tangi poscentia ; nec qvi

Ramus amorem avium non resonaret, erat: Dum rubet Hesperia caelum de parte, diemqve

Heu nimis admissa nunciat ire rota. Illis deliciis etiamnum laetor, et illis

Immoror, occultas inter avarus opes.
Tempore crescit adhuc constantior intus imago,

Altior ire latex tempore qvalis amat.
O animarum adscripta choro, dilecta Maria,

Illa domus, felix qva requiescis, ubi est ?
Contemplaris humi prostratum in pulvere, et audis

Qvánto se gemitu torqveat intus amans ?

H. T.

The Benediction.

P. May life be for thee one summer's day,

EACE be around thee wherever thou rovest,

, SR And all that thou wishest, and all that thou lovest,

Come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should break,

May e'en thy tears pass off so lightly, That, like spring showers, they only make

The smiles that follow shine more brightly!

May Time, who sheds his blight o'er all,

And daily dooms some joy to death, O’er thee let years so gently fall,

They shall not crush one flower beneath! As half in shade and half in sun

This world along its path advances, May that side the sun's upon

Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances !

MOORE.

The Mother's Stratagem.

HILE on the cliff with calm delight she kneels,

And the blue vales a thousand joys recall,

See to the last, last verge her infant steals !
O fly—yet stir not, speak not, lest it fall.
Far better taught, she lays her bosom bare,
And the fond boy springs back to nestle there.

ROGERS.

To Fool or Knave.

HY praise or dispraise is to me alike:

One doth not stroke me, nor the other strike.

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BEN JONSON.

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Τώνδ' όνησιν εύχομαι.
E circum Pax alma volet, qvocumqve vageris,

Unum eat aestivum vita imitata diem ;

Qvidqvid et in votis fuerit tibi, amabile quidqvid, Adveniat, laetas concelebretqve vias. Qvod si forte dolor placidum maculaverit aevum,

Splendet ut ex verno gratior imbre dies, Non aliter lacrimis fuga maturetur, ut ipsos

Plenior in risus accumuletur honos: Qvae nihil obducta non vi robiginis aetas

Proruit, inqve dies singula nostra rapit, Te super

invisos tam leniter ingerat annos Innocuum ut teneris floribus addat onus. Dum medius noctis patiens mediusqve diei

Qvod semel instituit volvitur orbis iter, A

precor illa tuo tantum versetur in ore Qvae pars assiduis solibus aucta nitet.

W. G. C.

Mater.

UM sedet in scopulo mater, cui caerula vallis

Tot revocat laetos, qvi periere, dies,

Parvus ad extremam rupem prorepserat infans. Qvin rapis ? immo mane, ne cadat; immo sile. Haec tamen arte sagax nudat meliore papillas :

Ponit ibi cupidum redditus erro caput.

W. I.

Utrum horum mavis.

ULPANE dignum an laude me putas ? neutram

Moramur: haec non mulcet, illa non mulcat.

R. S.

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EANWHILE the south wind rose, and, with black

wings

Wide-hovering, all the clouds together drove From under heaven ; the hills to their supply Vapour and exhalation dusk and moist Sent

up

amain. And now the thickened sky
Like a dark ceiling stood; down rushed the rain
Impetuous; and continued, till the earth
No more was seen: the floating vessel swum
Uplifted, and secure with beaked prow
Rode tilting o'er the waves; all dwelling else
Flood overwhelmed, and then with all their pomp
Deep under water rolled; sea covered sea,
Sea without shore ; and in their palaces,
Where luxury late reigned, sea monsters whelped
And stabled; of mankind, so numerous late,
All left in one small bottom swum imbarked.

MILTON.

Eyes and Rubies.

SWEET, be not proud of those two eyes,

Which starlike sparkle in their skies,

Nor be you proud that you can see
All hearts your captives, yours yet free.
Be you not proud of that rich hair
Which wantons with the love-sick air:
Whereas that ruby that you wear
Sunk from the tip of your soft ear
Will last to be a precious stone
When all your world of beauty's gone.

HERRICK.

Omnia Pontus erant.

NTEREA egreditur Notus et nigrantibus alis

Imminet, agglomerans pendentia nubila caeli :

Ollis aerium umorem tenebrasqve ministrant Continuo colles. Piceus superastitit aether More lacunaris : ruit ingens agmen aquarum Et tandem opprimitur crescenti gurgite tellus. It ratis insultans haud setius aeqvore summo, Et secura natat rostrata concita prora, Sola hominum domus; at

prorumpens

abdit
aqvae

vis
Cetera: subsidunt ipsi, luxusqve sub aestus
Omnis it in cassum : simul unda supervenit undam
Immensiqve fremunt late sine litore fluctus.
Qvae modo regitica splendebant atria pompa
Nunc horrenda tenent ululantum monstra ferarum :
Relliqviaeqve hominum, de tot modo millibus eheu
Pars qvota ? naviculae parva conduntur in alvo.

R. J. M.

Forma bonum fragile est.

I tibi sic oculi fulgent ut sidera caeli

Bina, supercilio, lux mea, parce tamen ;

Parce supercilio, qvamvis tibi videris omnes, Nulli te victas, Phylli, dedisse manus. Nec fastus nimios sumat coma flava, procacem

Arte cupidinea fallere docta Notum: Nam splendore tuo diuturnior iste micabit

Qvi rubet a tenera pendulus aure lapis : Copiaqve haec qvando venerum tam larga tuarum

Fugerit, in pretio gemma superstes erit.

G. P.

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