Page images
PDF
EPUB

Perfidus atque illain triviis projecit egentem,

Ut vitæ reliquum, publica præda, trahat.

X.

Non tulit hoc, onerum confors, fidiffima conjux,

Non tulit hoc conjux tot peritura malis ; Languescens tandem superis discessit ab oris,

Liquit, et oh! liquit tædia longa mihi.

XI.

Pauperis annofi longos miserere dolores,

Vix hæc, qui vix ad limina membra traho,

Cui lux vitalis properat demergier umbris;

Sic Dî persolvant præmia, fer, fer opem.

DE

Written in a CoTTAGE GARDEN, at a village in

LORRAIN; and occafioned by a tradition concerning

[blocks in formation]

Full forely may’st thou rue the strife Of weary passions ill repaid.

DE RO RE MARIN O.

AR BUS TUM LOQUITUR.

I.

To,

WU, quem suasit amor, quem læti gaudia ruris,

Hæc nemorosa vagum per juga ferre pedem,

Si modò dulcisonos poteris componere versus,

Vel tua protulerit fistula triste melos,

Huc ades; hîc humilique meâ requiesce sub umbrâ,

Si mentem tangat Simplicitatis amor.

II.

Advena, permultos forsan fortite labores !

Ah ! quoties vitam cura, timorque premunt! Dumque animum femper diverså lite fatigas,

Tu bellum, quod nil proficit, usque geris.

En

In a garden live like me,

If thou lov'st Simplicity.

III.

Flow'rs have sprung for many a year

O'er the village-maiden's grave,
Who a memorial-sprig to save,

Bore it from a sister's bier ;

And homeward walking, wept o'er me
The true tears of Simplicity :

IV.

And soon her cottage-window near

With care my slender stem she plac’d,

And fondly thus her grief embrac’d,

And cherish'd sad remembrance dear

;

For Love fincere, and Friendship free,

Are children of Simplicity.

En ! age, fit mecum fedes tibi dulcis in horto,

Si mentem tangat Simplicitatis amor.

III.

Hîc me jampridem pofuit defuncta Puella,

Cui fuper inftratam flos variavit humum :

Germanæ memor illa suæ, me funebre vimen

Servandum curâ rettulit ex feretro;

Et tardè redeuns Alevit miserabile fatum,

Pt lacrymæ, lacrymæ Simplicitatis erant :

IV.

Et juxtà tugurî parvâ me deinde fenestrâ

Sedula virgultum luxuriare dedit :

Hæc (quàm chara fibi !) coluit monimenta doloris,

Heu! coluit fido corde, doloris amans.

Nam sincera Fides, Amor et victurus in ævum

Perpetui comites Simplicitatis erunt.

« ՆախորդըՇարունակել »