Et cum pallentes inter numeraberis Umbras,
Cum neque Te vocale melos, neque murmura fontis
Caftalii, citharæve fonus, quam ftrinxit Apollo,
Ex humili ulteriùs poterint revocare cubili ;
Quamvis nulla tuum decorent Infignia Buftum,
At pia Mufa fuper, noftræ nihil indiga Laudis,
Perpetuas aget excubias, lacrymâque perenni
Nutriet ambrofios in odoro Cefpite flores.

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A UDIN' ut occiduæ fignum campana diei

Vespertina sonet ! fle&tunt se tarda per agros Mugitusque armenta cient, vestigia arator Feffa domum trahit, et solus sub nocte relinquor.


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T HE Curfew tolls * the knell of parting day,

The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

Now - squilla di lontano, Che paia 'l giorno pianger, che si muore.

Dante. Purgat. l. 8.


Nunc rerum species evanida cedit, et omnis Aura silet, nisi quà pigro scarabæus in orbes: Murmure se volvat, nisi tintinnabula longè Dent fonitum, faciles pecori suadentia somnos;

Aut nisi sola sedens hederoso in culmine turris Ad Lunam effundat lugubres noctua cantus, Visa queri, propter fæcretos fortè receffus Si quis eat, turbetque antiqua et inhospita regna,

Hic subterque rudes ulmos, taxique fub umbrâ, Quà super ingestus crebro tumet aggere cefpes, Æternum posuere angufto in carcere duri Villarum Patres, et longa oblivia ducunt.

Non Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight,

And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight,

And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds;


Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tow'r

The mopeing owl does to the Moon complain Of fuch, as wand'ring near her secret bow'r,

Moleft her ancient solitary reign.


Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mould'ring

heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, "

The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep.

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