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O vertere, cui verba patent
Christi !—Cujus sis et eris :
Vivent, quæ subter ossa latent,
In superis aut in inferis.

H. D.

EXITUS ACTA PROBAT. Tale mori, qualis placidam descensus in oram,

Prævenit extremam mens ubi firma vicem.
Ingenio meliore suo Sapientia morti,

Stultitia ingenio deteriore vacat.
Quam pravi timuere, pii optavere propinquam,

Tristia quam quærunt, fortia corda domant;
Vincula amatorum, captorum vincula solvit,
Et præstat, quamvis dura magistra, fugam.

H. J. T. D.

INTROITUS.
O tu clementissime,
O tu benignissime,

Qui rerum potens omnium,
Per gratiam Redimentis,
Per et Intercedentis,

Audi, audi, vocantium!

H. D.

Pæne in articulo mortis suæ redditum.

EPITAPH ON AN INFANT.
ERE sin could blight or sorrow fade,

Death came with friendly care,
The opening bud to Heav'n conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.

Donne.

PSALM XXIII.
My Shepherd is the living Lord,

I therefore nothing need,
In pastures fair, near pleasant streams,

He setteth me to feed.
He shall convert and glad my soul,

And bring my mind in frame,
To walk in paths of righteousness,

For His most holy name.
Yes, though I walk the vale of Death,

Yet will I fear no ill ;
Thy rod and staff they comfort me,

And Thou art with me still.
And in the presence of my foes

My table Thou hast spread,
Thou wilt fill full my cup, and Thou

Anointed hast my head.
Through all my life Thy favour is

So frankly shewn to me,
That in Thy house for evermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Old Version.

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M. S.
Ante malum quam te culpa maculaverat, ante

Quam poterat primum carpere cura decus,
In coelos gemmam leni mors transtulit ictu,
Inque suo jussit sese aperire solo. ·

S. B.

PASTOR MEUS.
Pastor meus, vivus Deus ;

Nihilo sum cariturus ;
Pulcris pratis, aquis gratis,

Ille me est aliturus.
Ducet viis Idem piis,

Animam convertens meam ;
Propter Nomen, felix omen

Mihi dans, quocunque eam.
Mortis vallis, licet callis

Fuerit, quo ambulabo ;
At nil mali, fretus tali

Certo Duce, formidabo.
Mensam cibis Tu parabis,

Deus, hostes meos pungens ;
Pocla mero Tu sincero

Plena reddes, caput ungens.
Omnes rite dies vitae

Sic redundat Tua gratia ;
Tu concedes, ut sint ædes

Meæ in cælis palatia.

H. D. 260

ARUNDINES CAMI,

PRAYER FOR ABSOLUTION.

For every sentence, clause, and word,
That's not inlaid with thee, O Lord,
Forgive me, God! and blot each line
Out of my book, that is not thine-
But if midst all thou findest one
Wanting thy benediction,
That one of all the rest shall be
The glory of my work and me.

HERRICK.

PROPITIETUR DEUS.

Si quid in his fuerit, sententia, clausula, verbum,

Quod non te sapiat vel tua, sancte Deus,
O precor ignoscas, damnataque carmina dele;

Quodcunque indignum vivere, dispereat.
Si tamen exciderit de tot modo versibus unus,

Quem sinis æthereas, Maxime, adire domos,
Illud carmen erit, dum spiritus hos regit artus,
Et vati et tremulæ gloria summa lyræ.

H. D.

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