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Zephyrus puellam amplexus eft Tithoniam
Quondam calendis fer atam Maiis,
Tunc pallidis genuit fuper violariis,
Super et rofarum roscidâ lanugine,
Alacrem, beatam, vividamque filiam.
Agedum puella, quin pari vadant gradu
Jocus et Juventas, Scommata et Protervitas,
Dolusque duplex, nutus et nictatio,
Tenuisque risus huc et huc contortilis;
Qualis venustâ pendet Hebes in genâ,
Amatque jungi lævibus gelasinis;
Curæ sequatur Ludus insestus nigræ, et
Laterum Cachinnus pinguium frustra tenax.-
Agite caterva ludat exultim levis,
Pedesque dulcis fublevet lascivia ;.
Dextrumque claudat alma Libertas latus,
Oreadum palantium suaviffima;
Et, si tuis honoribus non defui,
Me scribe vestræ, læta Virgo, familiæ,
Ut illius fimul et tui confortio
Liberrimâ juvenemur innocentiâ;
Ut cum volatus auspicatur concitos,
Stupidamque alauda voce noctem territat;
Levata cæleftem in pharon diluculò,
Priùsque gilvum quam rubet crepusculum.

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Then to come in spight of sorrow,
And at my window bid good-morrow,
Thro’ the sweet-briar, or the vine,
Or the twisted eglantine :
While the cock with lively din
Scatters the rear of darkness thin;
And to the stack, or the barn-dcor,
Stoutly ftruts his dames before.
Oft list’ning low the hounds and horn
Chearly rouse the slumbʼring morn,
From the side of some hoar hill,
Thro' the high wood echoing Thrill.
Sometimes walking not unseen
By hedge-row elms, on hillocks green,
Right against the eastern gate,
Where the great fun begins his state,
Rob'd in flames, and amber light,
The clouds in thousand liveries dight.
While the plowman ncar at hand,
Whistles o’cr the furrow'd land,
And the milknaid singcth blithe,
And the mower whets his scythe,
And every shepherd tells his tale
Under the hawthorn in the dale.
Strait mine eye hath caught new pleasures,
Whilst the landskip round it measures,

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Tunc ad fenestras (anxii nolint, velint)
Diem precemur profperam viciniæ,
Caput exerentes e rosis sylvestibus,
Seu vite, sive Aexili cynosbato.
Dum Martius clamore Gallus vivido
Tenuem lacessit in fugâ caliginem,
Graditurve farris ad struem, vel horreum,
Dominæ præeuns, graduque grandi glorians.
Sæpe audiamus ut canes et cornua
Sonore læto mane sopitum cient,
Dum quà præalti clivus albescit jugi,
Docilis canora reddit Echo murmura.
Mox, teste multo, quà virent colles, vager,
Ulmosque fepes ordinatas implicat,
Eoa stans apricus ante limina,
Ubi sol coruscum magnus instaurat diem
Vestitus igni, lucidoque succino,
Inter micantûm mille formas nubium.
Vicinus agrum dum colonus transmeat,
Atque æmulatur ore fiftulam rudi,
Muletramque portat cantitans puellula,
Falcique cotem messor aptat ftridulæ,
Suamque pastor quisque garrit fabulam,
Reclinis in convalle, subter arbuto.
Mox illecebras oculus arripuit novas,
Dum longus undiquaque prospectus patet,

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Russet lawns, and fallows gray,
Where the nibbling flocks do stray
Mountains, on whose barren breast
The labouring clouds do often rest,
Meadows trim with daizies pide,
Shallow brooks, and rivers wide :
Tow'rs and battlements it fees
Bosom’d high in tufted trees,
Where perhaps some beauty lies
The Cynosure of neighbouring eyes.
Hard by a cottage chimney smokes,
From betwixt two aged oaks,
Where Corydon and Thyrsis met,
Are at their favory dinner sec
Of herbs and other country messes,
Which the neat-handed Phillis dresses ;
And then in haste her bower she leaves
With Theftylis to bind the sheaves;
Or if the earlier season lead
To the tann'd hay-cock in the mead,
Sometimes with secure delight
The up-land Hamlets will invite,
When the merry bells ring round,
And the jocund rebecks sound
To many a youth and many a maid,
Dancing in the chequer'd shade;

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Canum novale, et fufca faltûs æquora,
Quà pecora gramen demetunt vagantia,
Sublimium fterilia terga montium,
Qui ponderosa fæpe torquent nubila,

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Maculofa vernis prata passim bellibus,
Amnes vadosi, et latiora flumina.
Pinnasque murorum, atque turres cernere est
Cristata circùm quas coronant robora,
Ubi forte quædam nympha fallit, cui decor
Viciniam (cynosura tanquam) illuminat.
Juxta duarum subter umbrâ quercuum,
Culmis opertâ fumus emicat cafâ,
Qua jam vocati Thyrsis et Corydon sedent,
Famemque odoro compriment convivio,
Herbis, cibisque rusticis, nitidiffimâ
Quæ sufficit succincta Phillis dexterâ :
Mox Theftyli morem gerens jacentia
Aureis catenis cogit in fasces fata :
Vernisve in horis, fole tostum virgines

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