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THE ODES OF HORACE.

The • B. I. 5. Whom Hermes once, with horrid rod

30 a Compels, unto the Stygian crowd, a hath gatherd to

To tears unpiteous He;
To break eternal fates decree

Inexorable God.
Hard ! but with fortitude endure,

35 I 'Twill sooth the bails we cannot cure, bills

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ODE XXV. T. LYDIA,

Parcius junctas quatiunt fenestras
Ictibus crebris juvenes protervi
Nec tibi somnos adimunt, amatquc

Janua limen
Quæ prius multum facilis movebat
Cardines. &c.

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'm told the herd of rakes profess'd,

Thy windows rarely now infest,
Nor break thy gates, nor placid rest,

Impertinent, in riot;
Thy door once kindly pleas’d to move
On pliant hinge, begins to love

And hugs her threshold quiet.
2, And less and less--you hear in song,

“ Thy faithful lover weeps,
" Ah! perishing the cold night long;

" My cruel Lydia sleeps,
Now thou in turn, fhalt weep
Decay'd, and vain, in porch or lane,

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And hear the taunts of proud gallants,

And in tempestuous low'r
The Southern raging o’er the plain,
Most in the lowest lunar wane,
And plying late without a mate,

Shalt stand the drenching show'r.
5. What flagrant lust of blood, and flame
Infuriates the filly's dam

+ In vernal maddest roam;
Shall at thy fervid marrow lie,
And in thy ulcer'd liver fry

Unquench'd in 6 plangent doom
That-lovers pass thee with a frown

And leave thee the iver,
Their brows with re inds c
And throw dry wint

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