This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... Dindymene, nor great Pythius, The priest-possessing, so the hreast confound Within their secret shrines, nor Liber thus, Nor do the Corybantes so rebound Their cymbals' brazen clang, as anger dire: Anger which Noric swords cannot restrain, Nor the shipwrecking sea, nor awful fire, Nor Jove's self downward thundering amain. 'Tis said, Prometheus was compell'd to mix With the primeval clay some separate part From every animal, and chanc'd to fix The lion's fury in the human heart. Anger o'erwhelm'd with its destructive blow Thyestes, and the final cause has been Of loftiest cities' total overthrow; And hence exulting troops the ploughshare keen Have driven o'er their walls. Compose your mind--Me also tempted in youth's pleasant time Resentment's glow, and drove, with fury blind, To the sharp measures of Iambic rhyme. Misit furentem. Nunc ego mitibus Mutare quoero tristia; dum mihi Fias recantatis amica Opprobriis, animumque reddas. CABMEN XVIL AD TYNDARIDEN. Velox amoenum saepe Lucretilem Mutat Lycaeo Faunus, et igneam Defendit aestatem capellis Usque meis, pluviosque ventos. Impune tutum per nemus arbutos Quaerunt latentes et thyma deviae Olentis uxores mariti: Nee virides metuunt colubras, But now I fain would substitute for taunt Kind sentiments; so you again approve (Now that my foolish satire I recant) Me as your friend, and give me back your love. ODE XVII. TO TYNDARIS. O'er sweet Lucretilis to range, Oft does the nimble Faunus change Lycaeum's hilly seat: And, ever to my she-goats kind, Guards them alike from pluvial wind, And summer's fiery heat. Securely now, throughout the grove, The wives of the rank husband rove, Hither and thither seen, Seeking the thyme, no danger nigh, Or strawberries that hidden lie: None fear the serpents green,...
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