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Fair Chloe blush'd: Euphelia frown'd:

I sung and gazed; I play'd and trembled :
And Venus to the Loves around

Remark'd how ill we all dissembled.


Stanza 1. 1. Tune, “proludo citharâ.”—2. Poet. Orn. §. 2. 3, 4. See Aids VI.—“Eyes,” face.-I fix my soul, pendet ab."

Stanza 11. 1. “ Frowned;" expand this word.—3. To the Loves around, “audit Cythereia proles," in a parenthesis.4. Said, “ how ill they-all (unus et alter) dissemble !”

I know where the winged visions dwell

That around the night-bed play:
I know each herb and floweret’s bell,
Where they hide their wings by day.
Then hasten we, maid,

To twine our braid ;
To-morrow the dreams and flowers will fade.
The image of love that rightly flies

To visit the bashful maid,
Steals from the jasmine flower, that sighs

Its soul, like her, in the shade.
The hope, in dreams, of a happier hour 5

That alights on Misery's brow,
Springs out of the silvery almond-flower,
That blooms on a leafless bough.

Then hasten we, maid, &c. &c. Stanza 1. 2. Such as are wont to play through the chamber by night.—3, 4. What herbs, what pendant buds (germen) do I not know, where their wing lurks hid by day?–5,6. (One line). “ Braid,” garland.—7. “The flowers will fade,” the flower's beauty will depart.

Stanza II. 3, 4. The jasmine (line 4), the flower whence he

stealthily flies, is wont (amo, see Aids iv. c.) to sigh in the shade, like the maiden herself.–5, 6. Whatever (si-quă) hope, seitling on the mourner's brow, teaches him to expect that nappier (magis lætus) days may come.—"Misery's brow," cf. Part I. Exercise XXXVI. note.—7. Almond-flower, “ămỹgdăleŭs flos."-8. Where the silvery bud blooms on a leafless stem.


The sunbeams streak the azure sky,

And line with light the mountain's brow,
With hounds and horn the hunters rise,

And chase the roebuck through the snow.
The goats wind slow their wonted way, 5

Up craggy steeps and ridges rude,
Marked by the wild wolf for his prey,

From desert cave or hanging wood :
And while the torrent thunders loud,
And as the echoing cliffs reply,

· 10 The huts peep o'er the morning cloud,

Perch'd like an eagle's nest on high.

4. And the roebuck flies, &c.—7. Turn by placing wolf” in the nominative.-11, 12. Scarce do the huts o’ertop the morning cloud, seeming to remind-one-of (refero) the eagle's eyrie (aëria domus, pl. Poet. Orn. a).

EXERCISE LIX. (Coleridge).

Ere sin could blight, or sorrow fade,

Death came with friendly care,—
The opening bud to Heaven convey'd,

And bade it blossom there.

2. “ Death,” Libitina.—came, “ fert pedem.”—3. Plants the opening bud in heavenly gardens. Poet. Orn, k.

EXERCISE LX. (E. B. Browning).
By your truth she shall be true,

Ever true as wives of yore;
And her Yes once said to you

Shall be Yes for evermore.

To make two lines only.—“By your truth,” To you faithful she shall remain faithful.—“ Her · Yes,'” Saying “ I am thine" now, she shall be thine for ever.


Men have many faults : Women only two : Nothing right they say; nothing right they do.

See Poet. Orn. a.—“only.” Aids 11. 1.-Have faults, “ vitiis premor.”—Nothing right, “nil boni.”

EXERCISE LXII. (Sir W. Jones). On parent knees a naked new-born child, Weeping thou sat'st, whilst all around thee smiled : So live, that sinking to thy life's last sleep, Calm thou mayst smile, whilst all around thee weep.

. 2. "All around thee'smiled," all was joyous to thy friends].


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