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WINIFREDA.

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Sollicitet mentem nil, Winifreda, tuam ; [rem,

Nil, nil, quod poflis, tardet cælestia dona;

Si quid fastus obest, exue, sive metus.

II.

Nulla licet noftrum ditarit gratia regum,

Nulla licet decorent nomina clara genus,

Nos tamen innocuos illustrat gloria vera ;

Purâ luce micat, nam bonitate micat.

III.

Nomina, dum virtus nobis fit fola voluptas,

Læta per ora virûm fuavior aura feret;

Nos quoque laudabunt, humilis miracula vitæ,

Magnates, omnis nescius, unde probat.

IV.

What though from fortune's lavish bounty

No mighty treasures we possess, We'll find within our pittance plenty,

And be content without excess.

V.

Still shall each returning season

Sufficient for our wishes give ;

For we will live a life of reason,

And that's the only life to live.

VI.

Thro' youth and age, in love excelling,

We'll hand in hand together tread;

Sweet-smiling peace shall crown our dwelling,

And babes, sweet smiling babes, our bed.

VII.

How should I love the pretty creatures,

While round my knees they fondly clung ;

To

IV.

Quanquam non faveat nobis fortuna benigna,

Et parcâ dederit munerą parva manu ;

Angustos intra fines viventibus adfit

Mens contenta domi, quod fatis, illa dabit.

V.

Quando vices anni renovabụnt tempora gratas,

Delicias referent tempora quæque novas ;

Nam vitæ semper ratio reget æqua tenorem.

Utque decet, ratio vivere fola docet.

VI.

Ut primis, fic dum virtus illuxerit annis

Supremis, placidâ pace petemus iter;

Nam menfæ consors, aderit concordia nobis,

Atque tori, foboles dulcia mille tuens.

VII.

Quàm penitùs, penitùs dilectos corde føvebo,

Dum parvo nisu crura paterna tenent,

Dum

To see them look their mother's features,

To hear them lisp their mother's tongue.

VIII.

And when with envy time transported,

Shall think to rob us of our joys,

You'll in your girls again be courted,

And I'll go a wooing in my boys.

THE BEGGAR'S PETITION.

I.

ITY the sorrows of a poor old man,

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Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span ; [door,

Oh! give relief, and heav'n will bless your

store.

II.

These tatter'd cloaths my poverty bespeak,
These hoary locks proclaim my lengthen’d years ;

And

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Dum vultus referunt maternos ora tenelia,

Maternas voces balbaque lingua refert.

VIII

Et noftræ quando venit invidiofa vetuftas

Sortis, deproperans demere cuncta bona,

Te pulcram agnoscet natas petitura juventus,

Nati quasque petunt, has pater ipse petam.

PAUPERIS PETITIO.

I.

PAuperis annofi longos miferere dolores,

Vìx hæc, qui vix ad limina membra traho,

Cui lux vitalis properat demergier umbris ;

Sic Di perfolvant præmia, fer, fer opem. .

II.

En ! tibi tam lacerum tegmen me monftrat egenum,

Confectumque annis tempora fparfa nive;

Plurimus

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