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That now wage war upon the foamy deep,
And gentle gales spring from the balmy west.
Even let us shift to-morrow as we may,
When to-morrow's passed away,
We at least shall have to say,
We have lived another day;
Your auburn locks will soon be silvered o'er,
Old age is at our beds, and youth returns no more.

HOR. LIB. I. ODE XXXVIII.

Pcnricos odi, puer, apparatus.

Boy, I hate their empty shows;

Persian garlands I detest;
Bring not me the late-blown rose,

Lingering after all the rest.

Plainer myrtle pleases me,

Thus outstretched beneath my vine;
Myrtle more becoming thee,

Waiting with thy master's wine.

ANOTHER VERSION OF THE SAME ODE.

Boy! I detest all Persian fopperies, Fillet-bound garlands are to me disgusting; Task not thyself with any search, I charge thee,

Where latest roses linger; Bring me alone, (for thou wilt find that readily,) riain myrtle. Myrtle neither will disparage Thee occupied to serve me, or me drinking

Beneath my vine's cool shelter.

HOR. LIB. II. ODE XVI.
Otium Divos rogat in patenti.

EASE is the weary merchant's prayer,
Who ploughs by night the /Egean flood,

When neither moon nor stars appear,
Or faintly glimmer through the cloud.

For ease the Mede with quiver graced,
For ease the Thracian hero sighs;

Delightful ease all pant to taste,
A blessing which no treasure buys.

For neither gold can lull to rest,
Nor all a Consul's guard beat off

The tumults of a troubled breast,
The cares that haunt a gilded roof.

Happy the man whose table shows
A few clean ounces of old plate,

No fear intrudes on his repose,
No sordid wishes to be great.

Poor short-lived things, what plans we lay!

Ah, why forsake our native home, To distant climates speed away,

For self sticks close where'er we roam!

Care follows hard and soon o'ertakes
The well-rigged ship, the warlike steed;

Her destined quarry ne'er forsakes;
Not the wind flies with half her speed.

From anxious fears of future ill
Guard well the cheerful, happy now;

Gild e'en your sorrows with a smile,
No blessing is unmixed below.

Thy neighing steeds and lowing herds,
Thy numerous flocks around thee graze,

And the best purple Tyre affords
Thy robe magnificent displays.

On me indulgent Heaven bestowed
A rural mansion, neat and small;

This lyre ;—and as for yonder crowd,
The happiness to hate them all.

EPIGRAMS,

TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN OF OWEN.

ON ONE IGNORANT AND ARROGANT.

Thou mayest of double ignorance boast,
Who knowest not, that thou nothing knowest.

PRUDENT SIMPLICITY.

That thou mayest injure no man, dove-like be, And serpent-like, that none may injure thee!

TO A FRIEND IN DISTRESS.

I Wish thy lot, now bad. still worse, my friend; For when at worst, they say, things always mend. RETALIATION.

The works of ancient bards divine,
Aulus, thou scorn'st to read;

And should posterity read thine,
It would be strange indeed!

When little more than boy in age,
I deemed myself almost a sage;
But now seem worthier to be styled,
For ignorance—almost a child.

SUNSET AND SUNRISE.

Contemplate, when the sun decliner.

Thy death, with deep reflection; And when again he rising shines,

Thy day of resurrection!

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