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Et cum pallentes inter numeraberis Umbras,
Сит
neque

Te vocale melos, neque murmura fontis
Caftalii, citharæve fonus, quam ftrinxit Apollo,
Ex humili ulteriùs poterint revocare cubili ;
Quamvis nulla tuum decorent Infignia Buftum,
At pia Mufa fuper, noftræ nihil indiga Laudis,
Perpetuas aget excubias, lacrymâque perenni
Nutriet ambrosios in odoro Cespite flores.

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ELEGIA:

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UDIN' ut occiduæ fignum campana diei

Vefpertina sonet ! flectunt se tarda per agros Mugitusque armenta cient, vestigia arator Feffa domum trahit, et folus fub nocte relinquor.

Nunc

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HE Curfew tolls * the knell of parting day,

The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way,

And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

Now

squilla di lontano, Che paia 'l giorno pianger, che si muore.

Dante, Purgat. l. 8.

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Nunc rerum species evanida cedit, et omnis Aura filet. nisi quà pigro scarabæus in orbes Murmure se volvat, nisi tintinnabula longè Dent fonitum, faciles pecori suadentia fomnos;

3.

Aut nisi sola sedens hederolo in culmine turris

Ad Lunam effundat lugubres noctua cantus,
Visa queri, propter fæcretos fortè recessus
Si quis eat, turbetque antiqua et inhospita regna,

Hic subterque rudes ulmos, taxique sub umbrâ, Quà fuper ingestus crebro tumet aggere cefpes, Æternum posuere angufto in carcere duri Villarum Patres, et longa oblivia ducunt.

Non

Now fades the glimmoring landscape on the fight,

And all the air a folemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight,

And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds;

3.

Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tow'r

The mopeing owl does to the Moon complain Of such, as wand'ring near her secret bow'r,

Moleft her ancient folitary reign.

4.

Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mould'ring

heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,

The sude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep.

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