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Et domus exilis Plutonia : quo simul meâris,

vini sortiere talis ; Nec tenerum Lycidan mirabere, quo calet juventus

Nunc omnis, et mox virgines tepebunt.



Quis multâ gracilis te puer in rosâ
Perfusus liquidis urguet odoribus

Grato, Pyrrha, sub antro?

Cui flavam religas comam
Simplex munditiis ?

And Pluto's shadowy mansion hide:

Where, once attain'd that dreary goal, No more by dice shalt thou decide

The sovereignty of the bowl; Nor tender Lycidas admire,

For whom each youth is raging now, And for whom with warın desire

Soon each virgin-breast will glow.



PYRRHA, what slender youth, bedew'd

With liquid odours, courts thee now, In yonder pleasant grotto, strew'd

With many a rose ? For whom dost thou In braids thine amber tresses rein, So elegant, yet simply plain?

Heu, quoties fidem Mutatosque Deos flebit, et aspera

Nigris æquora ventis

Emirabitur insolens,
Qui nunc te fruitur credulus aureâ;

Qui semper vacuam, semper amabilem

Sperat, nescius auræ

Fallacis. Miseri quibus

Intentata nites !

Me tabulâ sacer

Votivâ paries indicat uvida

Suspendisse potenti

Vestimenta maris Deo.

How oft, alas ! thy perfidy,

And the chang'd Gods, will he deplore, And stand amaz’d, unus'd to see

The waves by tempests roughen'd o'er, Who, fondly trusting to thy vow, Enjoyeth thee, all golden now;

Who hopes thee ever his alone,

Thee ever amiable to find !
Alas ! how little has he known

The varying of the fickle wind !
How hapless is the lot they share
To whom untried thou seem’st so fair!

Against the sacred wall on high

My votive tablet duly set, Proclaims to all that even I

Have erst my vestments dank and wet Suspended to the deity Who rules omnipotent the sea.



SCRIBERIS Vario fortis et hostium

Victor, Mæonii carminis aliti,
Quam rem cunque ferox navibus aut equis

Miles, te duce, gesserit.

Nos, Agrippa, neque hæc dicere, nec gravem
Pelidæ stomachum cedere nescii,
Nec cursus duplicis per mare Ulyssei,

Nec sævam Pelopis domum

Conamur, tenues grandia : dum pudor
Imbellisque lyræ Musa potens vetat
Laudes egregii Cæsaris et tuas

Culpâ deterere ingenî.

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