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Purior electro campum petit Amnis.
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memini puerum me saepe lavari, Purior electro splendidiorqve vitro,

Tu sine montanis torrentibus et sine saxis
Curris inoffensas lubrica lympha vias ;
Te primos latices de matre palude trahentem

Dulcibus illecebris daedalus error agit,
Aut ubi betullae frondet nemus, aut ubi pinus,

Saeptave pensilibus luxuriosa rosis.
Sic

semper tibi riparum per amoena vireta Mille boves passim, mille vagentur oves : Et tibi non desint nymphae ad mulctrale canentes,

Laetaqve pastorum vallis arundinibus : Et te prisca fides et nescia fallere virtus

Et labor assiduo sole perustus amet, Cordaqve coniurata virum dextraeqve paratae

Custodire, qvibus iure fruuntur, opes.

T. S. E.

Quid Vesper serus vehat.
EMPORA

qvam

redeunt moriturae grata diei, Cum iubar in tacito liqvitur omne salo.

Somnia tum revocant exactos dulcia soles,
Suspiroqve memor vespere, cara, tui.
Dumqve mihi tremula freta levia luce recedunt

Usqve sub Hesperia qva rubet unda face,
Mens avet aurato vestigia ponere tractu,

Inqve locos laetos rapta qviete frui.

K.

Πάντα και ουδέν. .

RAETEREAS unam, Luci, lucrabere: cuivis

Qvi procus est viduae, nubere nulla solet.

R. S.

There was War in Heaven.

H

His arrows,

E on his impious foes right onward drove,

Gloomy as night: under his burning wheels

The stedfast empyrean shook throughout,
All but the throne itself of God. Full soon
Among them he arrived, in his right hand
Grasping ten thousand thunders, which he sent
Before him, such as in their souls infixed
Plagues. They, astonished, all resistance lost,
All
courage;

down their idle weapons dropt.
O’er shields and helms and helmed heads he rode
Of thrones and mighty seraphim prostrate,
That wished the mountains now might be again
Thrown on them as a shelter from his ire.
Nor less on either side tempestuous fell

from the fourfold-visaged Four
Distinct with eyes, and from the living wheels
Distinct alike with multitude of eyes.
One spirit in them ruled, and every eye
Glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire
Among the accursed, that withered all their strength,
And of their wonted vigour left them drained,
Exhausted, spiritless, afflicted, fallen.
Yet half his strength he put not forth, but checked
His thunder in mid volley; for he meant
Not to destroy, but root them out of heaven.
The overthrown he raised ; and as a herd
Of goats or timorous flock together thronged,
Drove them before him thunderstruck, pursued
With terrors and with furies to the bounds
And crystal wall of heaven, which, opening wide,
Rolled inward, and a spacious gap disclosed
Into the wasteful deep. The monstrous sight
Struck them with horror backward, but far worse
Urged them behind; headlong themselves they threw

Μέγαν δ' ελέλιξεν "Όλυμπον. .

ROTINUS incestos atrae se noctis in hostes

Coniicit instar habens, ardescentumqve rotarum

Vi tremit ex imis radicibus ignifer aether. Unius inconcussa suo stat robore sedes Ipsa Dei. Tanto ruit impete et ilicet hostem Asseqvitur, dextraqve tonitrua vindice circum Innumero vibrat numero, praemissaqve tela Torqvet agens ante atqve infigit corde sub alto Pestes. Attoniti cessant obsistere, cessat Robur, et e manibus procumbit inutile ferrum. Scuta super galeasqve simul galeataqve regum Magnanimumqve ducum pergit capita ire iacentum. Qvam vellent iterum, diis tutamen ab iris, Montibus urgeri : sed utrimqve haud setius urget Tempestas telorum ac ferreus ingruit imber. Qvattuor hunc formae emittunt totidem ora ferentes, Qvaeqve suis distincta oculis, pariterqve rotarum Innumeris distincta oculis animataqve virtus. Sed cunctos mens una regit, sed lumina flammis Singula fulmineis rutilant, unde emicat ignis Exitioqve uno sceleratorum agmina miscet. Vis exusta perit, solitus vigor ossa relinqvit, Spemqve animumqve simul disiectaqve robora ponunt. Sed neqve dimidias vires exercet, et ignem Lapsu inhibet medio ; neqve enim rescindere ad unum, Sed toto voluit penitus convellere caelo. Ille solo levat eversos; qvalesqve caprarum Aut ovium imbelles se conglomerare catervas Vidimus, afflatos tonitru fugat ante corusco, Terga premente metu furiisqve seqvacibus usqve Limen ad extremum et crystallina moenia caeli. Illa patent late atqve in se revoluta residunt, Ingentemqve aditum pandunt ad inane profundun Horrendum aspectu. Fugiunt formidine retro;

Down from the verge of heaven : eternal wrath
Burnt after them to the bottomless pit.

Hell heard the unsufferable noise, Hell saw
Heaven ruining from Heaven,

and would have fled Affrighted; but strict fate had cast too deep Her dark foundations, and too fast had bound. Nine days they fell. Confounded Chaos roared, And felt tenfold confusion in their fall Through his wild anarchy; so huge a rout Encumbered him with ruin. Hell at last Yawning received them whole, and on them closed ; Hell their fit habitation, fraught with fire Unquenchable, the house of woe and pain.

MILTON

An Epitaph.

E died, and left the world behind;

His once wild heart is cold;

His once keen eye is quelled and blind : What more ?-His tale is told.

He came; and baring his heaven-bright thought,

He earned the base world's ban ; And, having vainly lived and taught,

Gave place to a meaner man.

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Pone tamen graviora instant: de limite caeli
Dant se praecipites : sed inexsaturabilis ira
Ardet adhuc imasqve Erebi sectatur in umbras.

Audiit infandum sedes inferna fragorem,
De caeloqve ruens caelum conspexit, et imos
Qvaesierat percussa nova formidine tractus ;
Ni nimium immoto nigras fundamine sedes
Hoc metuens iecisset ineluctabile fatum,
Vincla
super

nimium arta addens. Labentibus ibat
Nona dies. Chaos audita mugire ruina
Attonitumqve decemgeminos sentire tumultus
Per discordia regna plagasqve sine ordine fusas :
Tantae stragis erat vasta sub mole gravatum.
Tandem Erebus magno integros accepit hiatu,
Acceptosqve sinu clausit: nec talibus ullum
Aptius hospitium ; numqvam hic desaeviit ardor
Igneus; hic

posuere

cubilia luctus et angor.

H. A. J. M.

Mens divinior.

ORTUUS est superaqve excessit luce : refrixit

Cor igne qvondam fervidum :
Obruit atra qvies oculi penetrabile fulgur:

Qvid restat ? Acta fabula est.

Venit clara docens caeli praecepta : docentem

Sprevere cives sordidi :
Sic labor effluxit vanus. Nunc illius implet

Natura crașsior locum.

K.

Bellum Papale.

A.D. MDCCCL.

RUM Sapiente Pius nostras iuravit in aras,

Impius heu Sapiens insipiensqve Pius.

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