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EXCITATIO CORDIS CÆLUM VERSUS.
Heu quod sêcla teris carcere corporis,
Magni patris anh.
Corpus vile creat mille molestias,
Cæcas insidias strit.
Non hoc grata tibi gaudia de solo
Et picta astr.
Cæli summi petas, nec jaculabitur.*
Pennas nunc homini de
TRANSLATION. BY DR. GIBBONS.
THE EXCITATION OF THE HEART TOWARDS HEAVEY
What, shall whole ages wear away,
* Vide Horat. Lib. I. od.3.
The porch, the open door I see ;
Shall I not pant to ascend the road
yon sublime abode, The palace of my Father, God?
From this vile flesh what countless ills
nou fear my bosom chills,
Whimsisia the worst of all my foes,
On p1.')} spot where canst thou find
e, far far from sight, ad seraphs pure and bright, -enthron'd in worlds of light.
Could'st thou attempt to go,
Almighty would no thunders throw, Nor would one cloud obscure his brow :
Himself invites thee to the skies :
BREATHING TOWARD THE HEAVENLY
CASIMIR, BOOK I. OD, 19. IMITATED.
Urit me Patrice Decor, dc.
The beauty of my native land
Immortal love inspires;
I burn, I burn with strong desires,
Upward my heart aspires :
Where all the happy minds resort,
When will my Father's chariot come?
For ever see the mourner lie
A prisoner of the ground?
Build me a hasty tomb;
And shed a sweet perfume.
Here I put off the chains of death
My soul too long has worn;
Or tear to wet my urn ;
HUNDREDTH EPIGRAM OF CASIMIR,
Ardalio sacros deridel, c.
On Saint Ardalio, who from a Siage.player became a Christian,
and suffered Martyrdom.
ARDALIO jeers, and in his comic strains
Mercy stood near, and with a smiling brow
Grace leaves the skies, and he the stage forsakes, He bows his head down to the martyring axe, And as he bows, this gentle farewell speaks :
the comedy of life away ; Vain earth adieu ; Heaven will applaud to-day; Strike, courteous tyrant, and conclude the play.'
When the Protestant Church at Montpelier was de
molished by the French King's order, the Protestants laid the stones up in their burying-place, whereon a Jesuit made a Latin Epigram;
ENGLISHED THUS :
A Hugonot church, once at Montpelier built,