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“ Crederet infidæ, quamvis suspiret, amicæ

Ecquis ? habet proprios femina quæque dolos. Cæruleos novus ignis erit qui siccet ocellos;

Ridebunt, lacrymis quæ maduere, genæ.
Me neque præteritos lusus meminisse pigebit,

Nec metuo in dubia quæ metuenda via :
At quia nil carum, nil post me dulce relinquo,

Nil dignum lacrymis, hoc, mihi crede, dolet.

“ Jam toto vagus orbe feror, peregrinus et exsul,

Et circumfusum trans mare solus eo;
At, licet externas hospes sim missus in oras,

Cum doleat nemo, cur miser ipse gemam?
In breve fors ululet tempus canis, altera donec

Dextra cibum dederit, foverit alter amor;
Ante tamen multo quam tecta paterna revisam,

Me dominum, priscum me laceraret herum.

“ Te duce, remigio vectus, mea cymba, citato,.

Trajiciam salsi spumea regna maris :
Te duce, terrarum visam nova littora, promptus

Quodlibet, id patrium ni sit, adire solum.
Cæruleæ salvete undæ, tenebræque profundi,-

Cumque oculos visus deserat iste meos, Vos nemora et solæ pariter salvete cavernæ ; Nox coelo properat : terra paterna, vale !"

J. H.

Brevity is the Soul of Wit.

SHAKESPEARE.

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Si placeat Brevitas, hoc breve Carmen habe.

J. N.

THE PARENTS' WARNING.

Three children sliding on the ice

All on a summer's day,
As it fell out, they all fell in,-

The rest they ran away.

Now had these children been at school,

Sliding upon dry ground,
Ten thousand pounds to one penny

They had not all been drowned.

You parents that have children dear,
· And eke you that have none,
If you will have them safe abroad,
Pray keep them safe at home.

GAMMER GURTON. PARENTES ADMONITI. Tres ubi per glaciem pueri (nam incanduit æstas)

Dirigerent celeres impavidosque pedes ; Accidit, inciderent ut in undas ocyus omnes ;

Vertitur in tutam cætera turba fugam.

Hos schola si pueros sua detinuisset et arens

Jussisset pedibus pervolitare solum ; Pignoribus certem magnis tua parvula contra,

Non omnes illos ira vorasset aquæ.

Vos quibus accessit proles dilecta, parentes ;

Vos etiam nullum est queis puerile genus ;
Tutos esse foris vestros si vultis ephebos“
O precor incolumes hos retinete domi!

F. Η.

ALTERA VERSIO. ΚΡΥΣΑΛΛΟΠΗΚΤΟΥΣ τρίπτυχοι κόροι ροές "Ώρα θέρους ψαίροντες ευτάρσοις ποσί,

Διναΐς έπιπτον, οία δή πίπτειν φιλεϊ, *Απαντες είτ' έφευγαν οι λελειμμένοι. "Αλλ' είπερ ήσαν έγκεκλεισμένοι μοχλοις, *Η ποσίν ολισθάνοντες έν ξηρώ πέδω, Χρυσών αν ηθέλησα περιδόσθαι σταθμών, Ει μη μέρος τι των νέων έσώζετο. "Αλλ' ώ τοκείς, όσοις μεν όντα τυγχάνει, "Οσοις δε μή, βλαστηματευτέκνου σπορας, *Ην ευτυχείς εύχησθε τας θυράζ' οδούς Τοις παισιν, ευ σφας εν δόμοις φυλάσσετε.

R. P.

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