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Vindicta.
Β. 'Αλλ' ουδε τούτο τούπος, ο σκληρόν κάρα,

λύει σε μη ουχί λήμ αθώπευτον κλύειν.
Σ. ου δεί με φωνείν πάντα σοι προς ηδονήν.
Β. έκτεινε γάρ τις ευθέως α μη φίλ' ή;
Σ. ήχθηρε γάρ τις ταύθ' ά μη κτείνειν θέλει και
Β. ου πάν γε νείκος εις άπαξ έχθραν φύει.
Σ. δις γαρ συ πληγείης αν εξ όφεως εκών και

T. C. Β.

Primula Veris.

VAERIS cur tibi muneri

Sic anni dederim primitias novi,

Cur haec venerit ad tuum
Limen rore micans primula gemmeo
Qvas dat delicias Amor,

Illas, crede mihi, fletibus irrigat.
Qvaeris cur ita palleat

Aegrescens viridi lumine flosculus;
Culmo cur tenero nimis

Flectatur, neqve adhuc fractus humi cadat ?
Haec te, crede mihi, docent

Ut spes inter Amor pendeat et metus.

Κ.

Hic Genus acre Virum,

Είτά τις ονομάτων πατρίων κλέος άμμι πατήσει,

και θάνατος δαμάσει τον φίλον άμμιν έτην ; ού, πρίν Κορναβικών δις μυρίοι άνδρες απ’ άντρων

γνώσ', είτ' ούν αδίκως είτε καλώς τάδ' έχει.

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J. R.

Take, oh take those lips away.

AKE, oh të ke those lips away,

That so sweetly were forsworn ;
And those eyes, the break of day,

Lights that do mislead the morn :
But my kisses bring again,
Seals of love, but sealed in vain.

Hide, oh hide those hills of snow,

Which thy frozen bosom bears, On whose tops the pinks that grow

Are of those that April wears : But first set my poor heart free, Bound in those icy chains by thee.

SUCKLING.

To the Redbreast.

NHEARD in summer's flaring ray,

Pour forth thy notes, sweet singer, Wooing the stillness of the autumn day;

Bid it a moment linger,

Nor fly

Too soon from winter's scowling eye.

The blackbird's song at eventide,

And hers who gay ascends,
Filling the heavens far and wide,
Are sweet ; but none so blends

As thine
With calm decay and peace divine.

CHRISTIAN YEAR.

Perfida, cara tamen.

UFER hinc procul ista tam dulce perfida labra :

Aufer hinc oculos procul, solis instar oborti,

Luce qvi poterunt sua mane ludere primum : At refer mihi basia heu signa non rata amoris. Conde pectore qvi super, conde sis, glaciali Vertices nivei tument, summa qvae iuga flores Educant roseos qvibus se coronat Aprilis : Haec tamen prius algidis solve corda catenis.

R. S.

"Όρνιθα μελωδόν.

QVAE muta sedes, sol ubi fervidis
Aestivum radiis occupat aera,"
Nunc, arguta volucris,

Nunc oro repares melos,

Autumniqve diem compositum tuo
Cantu detineas, ne celerem nimis
Torvae lumina brumae

Formidans rapiat fugam.

Sub noctem merulae suave sonant modi ;
Nec non suave sonant illius illius,
Qvae summas petit auras

Et lati spatia aetheris

Implet laetitia: neutra tamen mihi
Tam morti placidae consona, tam piae
Concordare videtur

Paci qvam tua naenia.

R. B.

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