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Præliis audax neque té filebo,
Dicam & Alciden, puerofque Ledæ;
Defluit faxis agitatus humor;
Romulum poft hos prius, an quietum
Regulum, et Scauros, animæque magnæ
Hunc, & incomtis Curium capillis
Crefcit, occulto velut arbor ævo
Julium fidus, velut inter ignes
Gentis humanæ pater atque cuftos,
(a) Sic Di voluere. HEINS. BENTL.
Neither will I pafs thee by in filence, O Bacchus, bold in combat: nor thee, O virgin,* who art an enemy to the favage beasts; nor thee, O Phoebus, formidable for your unerring dart. I will fing alfe of Hercules, and the two fonst of Leda, the one illustrious for his atchievements on horfeback, the other on foot; whofe benign conftellation, as foon as it has fhone forth to the sailors, the troubled furge falls down from the rocks, the winds cease, the clouds vanish, and the threatening waves fubfide in the fea, becaufe it was their will. After thefe, I am in doubt whom I fhall first commemorate, whether Romulus, or the peaceful reign of Numa, or the haughty enfigns of Tarquinius, or the glorious death of Cato? I will celebrate, out of gratitude, with the choiceft verfes, Regulus, and the Scauri, and Paulus, prodigal of his great foul, when Carthage conquer'd, and alfe Fabricius.
Severe poverty, and an hereditary farm, with a dwelling adapted to it, form'd this hero ufeful in war, as it did alfo Curius with his rough locks, and Camillus. The fame of Marcellus increafes, as a tree does in the infenfible progrefs of time. But the Julian constellation fhines amidst them all, as the moon amongst the leffer stars. O thou fon of Saturn, the author and preferver of the human race; the protection of Cæfar is committed to thy VOL, I. C charge
+ Caftor and Pollux,
$ Emilius Paulus.
Cæfaris fata data: tu fecundo
Ille feu Parthos Latio imminentes
Te minor latum (a) reget æquus urbem :
u parum caftis inimica mittes
CARMEN XIII. AD LYDIAM.
CUM tu, Lydia, Telephi
Cervicem rofeam, cerea Telephi
Laudas, brachia, væ, meum
Fervens difficili bile tumet jecur. Tunc nec mens mihi, nec color Certa fede manet: humor et in
Furtim labitur, arguens
Quam lentis penitus macerer ignibus. Uror, feu tibi candidos
Turparunt humeros immodica mero Rixe five puer furens
Impreffit memorem dente labris notam. Non, fi me fatis audias,
Speres perpetuum, dulcia barbare Lædentem ofcula, quæ Venus
Quinta (b) parte fui nectaris imbuit. Felices ter, & amplius,
Quos irrupta tenet copula; nec malis Divulfus querimoniis,
Suprema citius folvet amor die.
(a) Lætum. (b) Quanta. DE PRADO,
charge by the fates: thou fhalt reign fupreme with Cæfar for thy fecond. Whether he fhall fubdue with a just victory the Parthians making inroads upon Italy, or fhall render fubject the Šeres and Indians on the eastern coasts; he fhall rule the wide world with equity, in fubordination only to thee: thou shalt shake Olympus with thy tremendous car: thou shalt hurl thy hoftile thunderbolts against the polluted groves.
ODE XIII. To LYDIA.
Horace defcribes his own Jealoufy.
LYDIA, when you commend Telephus's rofy neck, and the waxen arms of Telephus, alas my inflamed liver fwells with bitter choler, At that time, neither is my mind firm, nor does my colour maintain a certain fituation:* and the involuntary tears glide on my cheek, demonftrating with what lingering flames I am inwardly confumed. I am on fire, whether exceffive quarrels in your cups have flained your fair fhoulders; or whether the youth, in his fury, has impreffed with his teeth a memorial of himself on your lips. If you'll give due attention to my advice, never expect that he will be conftant, who inhumanly wounds those sweet kiffes, which Venus has steep'd in the quinteffence of her own nectar. O more than thrice happy are those, whom an indissoluble connection binds together; and whofe love, undivided by impious complainings, does not feparate them fooner than the day of death.
* That is, my reason is confused, and my colour comes and goes.
NAVIS, referent in mare novi
Nudum remigio latus,
Et malus celeri faucius Africa,
Vix durare carinæ
Equor? Non tibi funt integra lintea;
Quamvis Pontica pinus,
Silvæ filia nobilis
Jactes & genus, & nomen inutile:
Nil pictis timidus navita puppibus
Debes ludibrium, cave.
Nuper follicitum quæ mihi tædium,
Vites æquora Cycladas.
Nerei vaticinium de ruina Troja.
PASTOR cum traheret per freta navibus
Ingrato celeres obruit otio
Ventos, ut caneret fera
Nereus fata. Mala ducis avi domum,