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Ausa et jacentem visere regiam
Vultu sereno, fortis et asperas
Tractare serpentes, ut atrum

Corpore combiberet venenum ;
Deliberatâ morte ferocior:
Sævis Liburnis scilicet invidens
Privata deduci superbo

Non humilis mulier triumpho.

With brow serene her halls laid low she did not shrink From looking on, and with her own hands, free from

fright, The savage asps applied, so that her frame might drink

The venom black left by their bite; Her courage fiercer when she had resolved to die : Scorning, in triumph proud, like one of common kind, Cruel Liburnians to be carried captive by :

No woman this of lowly mind.

ODE XXXVIII.

AD PUERUM.

ERSICOS odi, puer, apparatus;

Displicent nexæ philyrâ coronæ : Mitte sectari, rosa quo locorum

Sera moretur. Simplici myrto nihil allabores Sedulus curo : neque te ministrum Dedecet myrtus, neque me sub arctâ

Vite bibentem.

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me :

'HE Persian's costly fashions, boy, I hate ;

Wreaths tied on Linden bark delight not me : Try not to find where roses linger late.

Mind! with the simple myrtle naught intwine : The myrtle not ill suits you serving me,

Nor me when drinking 'neath my close-leaved vine.

CHISWICK PRESS : CHARLES WHITTINGHAM, TOOKS COURT,

CHANCERY LANE.

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