Donum Amicis

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Page 38 - Incipe. Vivendi recte qui prorogat horam, " Rusticus expectat, dum defluat amnis : at ille " Labitur, & labetur in omne volubilis a3vumf.
Page 40 - Aegroto domini deduxit corporo febres, Non animo curas. Valeat possessor oportet Si comportatis rebus bene cogitat uti. Qui cupit aut metuit juvat illum sic domus et res Ut lippum pictae tabulae, fomenta podagram, Auriculas citharae collecta sorde dolentes.
Page 49 - AH tongues! as fast as they could chatter — Sure never was there such a clatter ! — But one, much louder than the rest, Amused them with a mighty jest — A word ! — she had picked up in the street } A word ! — the bard will not repeat. Now, hushed at once the little band, Behold ! the governess, so grand, The schoolroom enters ! — not a word, Where all was riot, now is heard ! Each head, by her majestic look, Bent down on sampler, or on book ! When, lo ! the gloomy, lowering eye Prognosticates...
Page 52 - Whip — whip — whip — whip — inflicts the pain : Now pauses — while miss roars aloud, Sad warnings to the little crowd — Crying, ' Oh ! dear ma'am, pray give o'er, I never will do so no more.' In vain : the rod's reiterations Produce fresh pauses, fresh orations. ' These stripes I'm sorry to impart ; But 'tis for your own good you smart. Who spares the Rod will spoil tfie child!— ' By me the proverb sha'n't be spoiled.
Page 52 - The governess now takes her stand, The birchen sceptre in her hand : With lofty air, inspiring awe, And upraised arm to inforce the law, She shakes the whistling twigs, and then, Whip — whip — whip — whip — inflicts the pain : Now pauses — while miss roars aloud, Sad warnings to the little crowd — Crying, ' Oh ! dear ma'am, pray give o'er, I never will do so no more.
Page 23 - Many summers rolled on, full of joy, Many winters, that never were drear;— And oft-times, or a girl, or a boy, Gave delight to the date of the year. Bred in harmony, virtue, and truth, Happy faces around me appear ; And the grateful affections of youth Prove a balm to the date of the year.
Page 53 - This brought the conflict to a close ; When quick the smarting culprit rose. The governess, with awful state, And head erect, resumed her seat : Then calling up her victim, Fry (Sobbing and wiping either eye), Descanted, with all due reflection, On crimes provoking such correction : But, still to heighten the impression Of punishment for this transgression, On a high stool she made her perch, And in her bosom stuck the birch : Warning the school 'gainst crimes and errors By the grand triumph of its...
Page 34 - Iliacos intra muros peccatur et extra. Rursum, quid virtus et quid sapientia possit, Utile proposuit nobis exemplar Ulixen...
Page 36 - Ad strepitum citharae cessatum ducere curam. Ut jugulent hominem, surgunt de nocte latrones : Ut teipsum serves, non expergisceris ? Atqui, Si noles sanus, curres hydropicus : et, ni Posces ante diem librum cum lamine, si non Intendes animum studiis et rebus honestis, Invidia vel amore vigil torquebere.
Page 42 - Ire viam qua monstret eques ; venaticus, ex quo Tempore cervinam pellem latravit in aula, Militat in silvis catulus. Nunc adbibe puro Pectore verba, puer, nunc te melioribus offer. Quo semel est imbuta recens servabit odorem Testa diu.

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