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

Si mentem tangat Simplicitatis amor.

III.

Hîc me jampridèm posuit defuncta Puella,

Cui fuper inftratam flos variavit humum :

Germanæ memor illa suæ, me funebre vimen

Servandum curâ rettulit ex feretro;

Et tardè-redeuns Aevit miserabile fatum,

Et lacrymæ, lacrymæ Simplicitatis erant :

IV.

Et juxtà tugurî parvâ me deinde fenestra

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,

V.

When past was many a painful day,

Slow pacing o'er the village-green,

In white were all its maidens seen,

And bore my guardian-friend away.

And wet was ev'ry eye to see
The grave of sweet Simplicity.

VI.

One gen’rous swain her heart approv'd,

A youth, whose fond and faithful breast

With many an artless figh confeft,

In nature's language, that he lov’d.

But, ftranger, 'tis no tale for thee,

Unless thou lov'st Simplicity.

VII.

He died :-and soon her lip was cold,

And soon her rosy cheek was pale,

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Talia nam profert pectore fidus amor.
Sed tibi quid dico? non ad te pertinet, hospes :

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The village wept to hear the tale,

When for both the flow bell toll'd :

Beneath yon flow’ry turf they lie,

The lovers of Simplicity.

VIII.

Yet one boon have I to crave;

Stranger, if thy pity bleed,

Wilt thou do one tender deed,

And strew my pale fow'rs o'er their grave?

So lightly lie the turf on thee,

Because thou lov'st Simplicity!

Ruricolæ auditum lugebant, nuncia mortis

Cum campana gravem fudit utrique fonum.

Aggere fub viridi, quo cernis, uterque quiescit,

Queîs inerat purus Simplicitatis amor.

VIII.

O te, quifquis ades, munus non grande reposco;

Num tibi quid pectus tristia verba movent ? Pignora certa dabis, fi tantum perficis, hofpes,

Si candente meo flore fepulcra tegis; Sic levitèr cespes viridis tua contegat offa,

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