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Pax mihi est rident ubi læta rura :
Est mihi claro radiante coelo,
Qua mare æstivum silet, et levis qua

Murmurat amnis.

Est in annosa sine fronde silva ;
Est ubi incerto focus igne lucet
Vesperi; est inter placidam loquelam

Vocis amatæ :

Aut ubi soli tacitoque rerum
Ante gestarum facies recursat ;
Sive venturæ vigilantis inter

Somnia surgunt.

Omnium vero mihi Pax adesto
Illa, quæ dulcem decorat laborem,
Jussa fungenti vitio carentis

Munera vitæ.

Quid cupis gemmas ? quid avarus et spe
Fessus insana nimis alta quæris?
Carpe contentus facili rubentes
Tramite flores.

W. J. L.

MILITI PROCERO. QUOD ACCIDIT. QUIsnam est qui venit hic ?- Miles procerus et audax.

Quidnam est quod poscis ?—Da liquidam Cererem. Ast ubi sunt nummi ?-Sum nummi oblitus et expers.

Furcifer, ad corvos, ebrie, pote, tuos !

H. D.

THE MEETING OF THE SHIPS.

WHEN O'er the silent seas alone

For days and nights we've cheerless gone,
Oh those who've felt it, know how sweet
Some sunny morn a sail to meet !
Sparkling at once is every eye,

Ship ahoy! ship ahoy!' our joyful cry;
And answering back the sounds we hear,
* Ship ahoy! ship ahoy! what cheer, what cheer?'
Then sails are backed, we nearer come;
Kind words are said of friends and home-
Till soon, too soon, we part with pain,
To sail o'er silent seas again.

MOORE.

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MISTRESS MARY.

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Mistress Mary,
Quite contrary,

How does your garden grow?-
With silver bells

And cockle shells

And hyacinths all of a row.

GAMMER GURTON.

NAVIUM OCCURSUS.

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Cum soli in tacito per tempora longa profundo

Ivimus æquorea nocte dieque via,
O bene queis licuit nota est animosa voluptas

Mane sub æstivo cernere adesse ratem !
Scintillant oculis orientia gaudia ; voces

Lætificæ resonant, Huc age, cymba, veni!' Huc age, cymba, veni!' lætis iteratur amicis ;

"Anne vales?-aliis partibus, anne vales? Carbasa se retrahunt, propiores ducimur ambæ ;

Dulcia de cara dicta repente domo ;
Tum citius, citius divellimur, ut mare rursus
Per solum et tacitum triste sequamur iter.

F. H.

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THE DRAMA OF LIFE.

All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players ;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms :
And then the whining school-boy with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover
Sighing like furnace, with a woful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances ;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice

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FABULA VITÆ.

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Quo partes agimus, terra est commune theatrum,
Scenaque factorum: instabiles eximus, inimus,
Fabulaque in septem vitæ producitur actus.
Principio in cunis vagit sine viribus infans,
Nutricisque sinu vomit et lallare recusat.
Inde puer querulus doctæ delubra Minervæ
Suspensus dextra loculos, et lucidus ora,
Incessu tardo adrepit: tum tristis amator
Fornacis ritu fervet, caræque puellæ
Molle supercilium lugubri carmine laudat.
Hinc bellator atrox, in jurgia promptus et audax,
Jurans per loca mira, fera barbatus ad instar,
Vanum et inane decus vel in ipso limine mortis
Quærit ovans, vitamque cupit pro laude pacisci !
Proximus in scenam judex venit. Ille rotundo
Ventre capit pullam, lautæque opsonia mensæ,
Contractos torquens oculos, barbaque timendus ;
Verbaque docta loqui solet, et nova promere facta ;
Et sibi sic proprias partes agit. Inde senecta
Vaccillans curva titubat, macilentus homullus,
Laxa podagrosæ supponens tegmina plantæ ;
Cui
pera

ad latus est, et vitrea lumina nasum ; Cui, bene servatus, jam major crure cothurnus.

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