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And finally of her will sing
The Goddess Queen whose smile
And Paphos' favoured Isle,
He invites Lydia, in very pretty verse, to celebrate in his company the feast of Neptune with wine and song.
Jan. 19, 1852.
Summo carmine, quæ Gnidon
Fulgentesque tenet Cycladas, et Paphon Junctis visit oloribus :
Dicetur merita Nox quoque nænia.
DESCENDED of an ancient line,
And artful hands prepare
When the wine sparkles from afar,
And the well-natured friend cries, Come away; Make haste, and leave thy business and thy care :
No mortal intrest can be worth thy stay.
Leave for awhile thy costly country-seat;
Make haste and come :
TYRRHENA regum progenies, tibi
Pressa tuis balanus capillis
Jamdudum apud me est. Eripe te moræ ; Ne semper udum Tibur et Æsulæ
Declive contempleris arvum et
Telegoni juga parricidæ.
Fastidiosam desere copiam et
Fumum et opes strepitumque Romæ.
Come, and forsake thy cloying store;
from high The smoke, and wealth, and noise of Rome;
And all the busy pageantry That wise men scorn, and fools adore : Come, give thy soul a loose, and taste the pleasures of
Sometimes 'tis grateful to the rich to try
A savoury dish, a homely treat,
Where all is plain, where all is neat,
the cloudy foreheads of the great.
The sun is in the Lion mounted high ;
The Syrian star
Barks from afar,
The shepherd drives his fainting flock
The Sylvans to their shades retire,
require, And want a cooling breeze of wind to fan the raging