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Od, ïïi. 13.

O FONS Bandusiæ, splendidior vitro,
Dulci digne mero, non sine floribus,
Cras donaberis hædo,

Cui frons turgida cornibus


Primis et Venerem et prælia destinat,
Frustra; nam gelidos inficiet tibi
Rubro sanguine rivos

Lascivi soboles gregis.

Te flagrantis atrox hora Caniculæ
Nescit tangere: tu frigus amabile

Fessis vomere tauris


Præbes, et pecori vago.

Fies nobilium tu quoque fontium,
Me dicente cavis impositam ilicem
Saxis, unde loquaces

Lymphæ desiliunt tuæ.


Od. iii. 13.

BANDUSIA, purest fount, as crystal bright,
Well worthy floral wreaths and festal rite,

To thee shall bleed, to-morrow morn,
A kid, whose newly budding horn


Gives hopes of future loves, and battle's shock:
Vain hopes ! the scion of the wanton flock,

With the red tribute of his blood

Must stain thy cold and silv'ry flood.


Thou by the fiery Dog-Star's fiercest heat
Remain'st untouch'd; thy shelt'ring cool retreat

Is welcome to th' o'er-labour'd ox,
Loos'd from the plough, and wand'ring flocks.

Nor shalt thou want, ʼmid founts, an honour'd name;
While I, thy bard, consign to future fame

The cavern’d rocks, with ilex crown'd,
Down which thy babbling waters bound.


Od. ib. 2.

PINDARUM quisquis studet æmulari, Iule, ceratis


Dædalea Nititur pennis, vitreo daturus

Nomina ponto.


Monte decurrens velut amnis, imbres
Quem super notas aluere ripas,
Fervet immensusque ruit profundo

Pindarus ore,


Laurea donandus Apollinari,
Seu per audaces nova Dithyrambos
Verba devolvit, numerisque fertur

Lege solutis ;

Seu deos, regesve canit, deorum
Sanguinem, per quos cecidere justa
Morte Centauri, cecidit tremendæ

Flamma Chimæræ;


Od. iv. 2.

Who seeks to rival Pindar's fame
With waxen wings, Iulus, flies;
To give, like Icarus, a name
To seas, where quench'd his folly lies.


As mountain torrents, swoll'n by rain,
O'erpass their banks, and boil along,
So Pindar, boundless, rolls amain
The deep-mouth'd volume of his song.


With Phoebus' laurel justly crown'd,
Whether in Dithyrambics free,
From trammels loos'd, with words new-found,
He pour his lawless harmony:

Whether of Gods, or kings, the seed
Of Gods, he sing, who gave to death,
Well-merited, the Centaur breed,
And quench'd Chimæra's fiery breath;


Sive, quos Elea domum reducit
Palma cælestes, pugilemve equumve
Dicit, et centum potiore signis

Munere donat;


Flebili sponsæ juvenemve raptum Plorat; et vires animumque moresque aureos educit in astra, nigro

que invidet Orco.


Multa Dircæum levat aura cycnum,
Tendit, Antoni, quoties in altos
Nubium tractus : ego, apis Matinæ

More modoque


Grata carpentis thyma per laborem
Plurimum, circa nemus uvidique
Tiburis ripas operosa parvus

Carmina fingo.

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