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TO CRISPUS SALLUSTIUS.
CRISPUS! thou foe to hoarded wealth
Save to the wise,
Renown shall Proculeius find,
Shall reach the skies.
O'er either Carthage didst thou reign,
Wider thy rule!
The dropsy, self-indulged, still grows;
Fugerit venis, et aquosus albo
Redditum Cyri solio Phraatem'
Vocibus, regnum et diadema tutum
1 Phraates was nominated king of Parthia by Orodes his father, whom he soon after murdered, as also thirty of his own Till from his veins the fever goes,
And leaves him cool.
Stern Virtue, spite the people's voice,
And teaches that to him alone
brothers, that he might the more securely possess the supreme power.
AD XANTHIAM PHOCEUM.
Ancillam ab eo sine nota posse adamari.
Ne sit ancillæ tibi amor pudori,
Movit Achillem :
Movit Ajacem Telamone natum Forma captivæ dominum Tecmessæ ; Arsit Atrides medio in triumpho
Barbaræ postquam cecidere turmæ Thessalo victore, et ademptus Hector Tradidit fessis leviora tolli
Nescias an te generum beati
Crede non illam tibi de scelestâ
TO XANTHIAS PHOCEUS.
PHOCEUS! nor blush, nor be afraid
Achilles moved ;
Captive Tecmessa's beauteous frame
A virgin loved ;
When Peleus' son swept foes away,
To wearied Greeks.
Thou know'st not but her friends are great :
O! think her not of vulgar race;
Or mother bold !