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Inultus ut tu riferis Cotyttias
Vulgata, facrum liberi Cupidinisrek Kablosión
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Defiderique temperare poculum;
Sed tardiora fata. Yocibus poffum meis, poffum; exitum,
+ Pelopis infidus pater., Nullum hebeptis
mariners. What! fhall you, without being made an example of, deride the* Cotyttian myfteries, facred to unreftrained love, which were divulged by you? and fhall you, affuming the office of Pontiff, with regard to my Efquilian incantations, fill the city with my name, unpunished? What will it avail me to have enriched the Pelignian forcereffes with my charms, and to have prepared poifon of more expedition than others, if a flower fate awaits you than is agreeable to my wishes? an irksome life fhall be protracted by you, wretch as you are, only for this purpose, that you may perpetually be able to endure new tortures. Tantalus, the fire of the perfidious Pelops, always in want of that plenteous banquet, which is always before him, wifhes for refpite: Prometheus, chained to the vulture, wishes for ref: Sifyphus wishes to place the ftone upon the fummit of the mountain: but the laws of Jupiter forbid. Thus you, in hopes of relief, fhall defire at one time to leap down from an high tower, at another to lay open your breast with the Noric fword; and, grieving with your tedious indifpofition, fhall tie noofes about your neck in vain. For I at that time will ride on your odious fhoulders; and the whole earth fhall acknowledge my unexampled power. What fhall I, who can give motion to waxen images (as you yourself, inquifitive as you are, were convinced of) and fnatch the moon from heaven by my incantations, I, who can raife the dead after they are burned, and duly prepare the potion of love; fhall I bewail the fuccefsleft event of my art having no efficacy upon you?
Cotytto, or Cotys, was the Goddess of impurity.
Lib. 3. Ode 1.
POETA ad POPULUM.
DI profanum vulgus, et arceo.
The Secular Poem. The Poet to the People.
In conformity to the opinion of M. Sanadon, and many other ingenious editors of our author, it is here thought proper to collect together, into one view, the feveral parts the fecular ode may be fuppofed to have originally confified of. Whether or no the generality.of competent judges of antiquity and Horatian elegance, be convinced that this is the form in which its author wrote, and Rome admired it; most, I believe, will allow, that in this condition every part is confiftent, cach die vision adds dignity to the whole, and that there arifes a poem, which is at once the finest monument of heathen worship, and perhaps the nobleft fpecimen of lyric poetry that is any where remaining-Tranlations of the feveral parts will be found by the references in the margin.
AD PUEROS ac PUELLAS.
PIRITUM Phoebus mihi, Phoebus artem
Lib. 4. nomenque dedit poëtæ..
Virginum primæ, puerique claris
Deliæ tutela Dex, fugaces
Rite Latona puerum canentes,
Nupta jam dices: Ego Dis amicum,
Senfit, et Trojæ prope victor altæ
HYMNUS ad APOLLINE M.
Lib. 4. D'VE quem prost, Tityofque raptor
To the Chorus of Youths and Virgins.
† First Concert. Hymn to Apollo. Chorus of Youths and Virgins.
Cæteris major, tibi miles impar;
Ille, non inclufus
Sed palam captis gravis, heu nefas, heu!
Matris in alvo:
Ni, tuis victus Venerifque grate
Palam captor gravis. Doctor Argive et Argone.
Tuis flexus vocibus.