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IDEM LATINE REDDITUM.

Heu inimicitias quoties parit æmula forma,

Quam raro pulchræ pulchra placere potest? Sed fines ultrà solitos discordia tendit, Cum flores ipsos bilis et ira movent. II.

1 Hortus ubi dulces præbet tacitosque recessars,

Se rapit in partes gens animosa duas; Hic sibi regales Amaryllis candida cultûs, Illic purpureo vindicat

ore Rosa. 0151 III.!,71 Ira Rosam et meritis quæsita superbia tangunt,

Multaque ferventi vix cohibenda sipů, Dum sibi fautorum ciet undique nomina vatům,

Jusque suum, multo carmine fulta, probat.

IV.

Altior emicat illa, et celso vertice nutat,

Ceu flores inter non habitura parem,
Fastiditque alios, et nata videtur in usûs
Imperii, sceptrun, Flora quod ipsa gerat.

V.
Nec Dea non sensit civilis murmura rixæ,

Cui curæ est pictás pandere ruris opes. Deliciasque suas nunquam non prompta tueri: 4 :: Dum licet et locus est, ut tueatur, adesto:

VI.
Et tibi forma datur procerior omnibus, inquit,

Et tibi, principibus qui solet 'esse, color,
Et donec vincat quædam formosior ambas,

Et tibi reginæ nomen, et esto tibi.

VH.

His ubi sedatusifuror est, petit utraque nymphen,

Qualem inter Vencres Auglia sola parita Hanc penés imperium est, pihiloptant amplius, hujus

Regnant in nitidis, et sine lite, genis.

THE POPLAR FIELD.

The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade, And the whispering sound of the cool colonnades The winds play no longer and sing in the leaves, Nor Ouse on his bosom their image receives.

Twelve year: hare elapsed since I'last took a view
Ofmy favourire fidd, and the bank where they grew;
And now in the grass Behold they are laid,
And the tree is my seat, that once lent me a shade.

The blackbird has fed to another retreat, Where tbe diazels afford bim a screen fron the heat, - And thescene, where his melody charmed me before, Resounds with his sweet flowing ditty no more.

My fugitive years are all hasting away,
And I must ere long lie as lowly as they,
With a turf on my breast, and a stone at my head,
Ere another such grove shall arise in its stead,

'Tis a sight to engage me, if any thing can,
To muse 'on the perisbing pleasures of mans
Though his life be a dream, his enjoyments, I see,
Have a being less durable even than he*.

IDEM LATINE REDDITUM.

POPULEÆ cecidit gratissima, copia silva,
Conticuêre susurri, omnisque evanuit umbra.
Nullæ jain levibus se miscent frondibus auræ,
Et nulla in fluvio ramorum ladit imago.

Hei mihi! bis senos dum luctân torqueor annos
His cogor silvís-suetoque carere recessû,
Cum serò rediens, stratasque in gramine cernens
Insedi arboribus, sub queis errare solebam.'?

Mr. Cowper afterwada altered this last stanza, in the following manner :

The change both my heart and my fancy employs,
I reflect on the frailty of man, and his joys;
Short-lived as we are, yet our pleasures, we see,
Hayaa. still shorter dates and die sogher than wes sitwa

Ah ubi nunc merulæ cautus: Felicior illum
Silva tegit, duræ nondum permissa bipeoni;
Scilicet exustos colles camposque patentes
Odit, et indignans et non rediturus abivit.

Sed qui succisas doleo succidar et ipse,
Et priùs huic parilis quàm creverit altera silva
Flebor, et, exequiis parvis donatus, habebo
Defixum lapidem tumulique cubantis acervum.

Tam subitò periisse videns tam digna manere,
Agnosco humanas sortes et tristia fata-
Sit licàt ipse brevis, volucrique simillimus umbræ,
Est homini brevior citiùsque obitura voluptas.

VOTUM.

O MATUTINI rores, auræque salubres,
O nemora, et lætæ rivis felicibus herbæ,
Graminei colles, et amanæ in vallibus umbræ!
Fata modò dederint quas olim in rure paterno
Delicias, procul arte, procul formidine novi,
Quam vellem ignotus, quod mens mea semper

avebat,
Ante larem proprium placidam expectare senectam,
Tum demùm, exactis non infeliciter annis,
Sortiri tacitum lapidem aut sub cespite condit

CICIN DEL A.

BY VINCENT BOURNE.

SUB sepe exiguum est, nec rarò in margine ripa,

Reptile, quod lucet nocte, dieque latet, Vermis habet speciem, sed habet de lumine Nomen;

At priscâ à fama nop liquet, unde micet. Plerique à caudâ credunt procedere lumen;

Nec desunt, credunt qui rutilarc caput. Nam superas stellas quæ nox accendit, et illi

Parcam eadem Lucem dat, moduloque parem. Forsitan hoc prudens voluit Natura caveri,

Ne pede quis duro reptile contereret : Exiguam, in tenebris ne gressum offenderet ullus,

Prætendi voluit forsitan Illa facem Sive usum hunc Natura parens sou maluit illum

Haud frustra accensa est Lux, radiique dati. Ponite vos fastus, humiles nec spernite, magni;

Quando habet et minimum reptile, quod nitcat.

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