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Iracunda diem proferet Ilio Matronisque Phrygum classis Achiller; Post certas hiemes uret Achaïcus Ignis Iliacas domos.'

By peevish wrath Achilles shall delay-
Appointed years shall bring the fearful day,
When Troy, subdued by Grecian's vengeful flame,
Shall sink in ruins,-known but as a name.

LIBER I.-CARMEN XXXVIII.

AD PUERUM.

PERSICOS odi, puer, apparatus;
Displicent nexæ philyra coronæ;
Mitte sectari, rosa quo locorum
Sera moretur.

Simplici myrto nihil allabores Sedulus, curo: neque te ministrum Dedecet myrtus neque me sub arcta Vite bibentem.

BOOK I.-ODE XXXVIII.

TO HIS SERVANT.

I SPURN the Persians' cumbrous state,
Their splendid chaplets, Boy, I hate,

With linden-bark entwin'd;
Where ling’ring hangs the perfumed rose,
Or aught but simple myrtle grows,

No longer toil to find.

No blossom in the grove more meet
Than branch of simple myrtle sweet,

To grace my rosy wine;
Its fragrance soft o'er me to breathe,
And form for thee becoming wreath

Beneath the trellised vine.

LIBER III.—CARMEN XXIIII.

AD PHIDYLEN.

Celo supinas si tuleris manus
Nascente Luna, rustica Phidyle,
Si thure placaris et horna
Fruge Lares avidaque porca ;

Nec pestilentem sentiet Africum
Fecunda vitis, nec sterilem seges
Robiginem, aut dulces alumni
Pomifero grave tempus anno.

Nam, quæ nivali pascitur Algido
Devota, quercus inter et ilices,
Aut crescit Albanis in herbis
Victima, pontificum secures

Cervice tinget: te nihil attinet
Tentare multa cæde bidentium,
Parvos coronantem marino
Rore deos, fragilique myrto.

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