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SEPE tuum in tumulum lacrymarum decidit imber

Quem fundit blando junctus amore dolor; Charus enim cunctis, tanquam, dum vita manebat,

Cuique esses natus, cuique sodalis, eras. Heu quam dura preces sprevit, quam surda querelas

Parca, juventutem non miserata tuam !

Arti ignis lucem tribui, tamen artis et ignis

Nunc ope, supplicii vivit imago mei. Gratia nulla hominum mentes tenet, ista Promethei

Munera muneribus, si retulere fabri.

ILLA triumphatrix Graium consueta procorum

Ante suas agmen Lais habere fores,
Hoc Veneri speculum; nolo me cernere qualis

Sum nunc, nec possum cernere qualis eram.

CREThida fabellas dulces garrire peritam

Prosequitur lacrymis filia mesta Sami: Blandam lanifici sociam sine fine loquacem,

Quam tenet hic, cunctas quæ manet, alta quies.

Dicite, Causidici, gelido nunc marmore magni

Mugitum tumulus comprimit Amphiloci.

Si forsan tumulum quo conditur Eumarus aufers

Nil lucri facies; ossa habet et cinerem.

EPICTETI.

Me, rex deorum, tụque, duc, necessitas,
Quo, lege, vestra, vita me feret mea.

Sequar libenter, sin reluctari velim,
Fiam scelestus, nec tamen minus sequar.

E. THEOCRITO.

POETA, lector, hic quiescit Hipponax,
Si sis scelestus, præteri, procul, marmor :
At te bonum si noris, et bonis natum,
Tutum hic sedile, et si placet, sopor tutus.

EUR. MED. 193_-203.

Non immerito culpanda venit
Proavum væcors insipientia,
Qui convivia lautasque dapes
Hilarare suis jussere modis
Cantum, vitæ dulce levamen.
At nemo feras iras hominum,
Domibus claris exitiales,
Voce aut fidibus pellere docuit
Queis tamen aptam ferre medelam
Utile cunctis hoc opus esset;
Namque, ubi mensas onerant epulæ,
Quorsum dulcis luxuria soni?
Sat lætitia sine subsidiis,
Pectora molli mulcet dubiæ
Copia cænæ.

* Τοίος "Αρης βρoτoλoιγώς ενί πτολέμοισι μέμηνε

Και τοιος, Παφίην πλήξιν έρωτα Θεάν.

* The above is a version of a Latin Epigram on the famous John Duke of Marlborough, by the Abbe Salvini, which is as follows:

Haud alio vultu, fremuit Mars acer in armis :

Haud alio, Cypriam percurit ore Deam. The Duke was, it seems, remarkably handsome in his person, to which the second line has reference.

SEPTEM ÆTATES. PRIMA parit terras ætas, siccatque secunda, Evocat Abramum dein tertia ; quarta relinquit Ægyptum ; templo Solomonis quinta supersit; Cyrum sexta timet ; lætatur septima Christo.

* HIS Tempelmanni numeris descripseris orbem
i Cum sex centuriis Judæo millia septem.
Myrias 2 Ægypto cessit bis septima pingui.
Myrias adsciscit

sibi nonagesima șeptem Imperium qua Turca 3 ferox exercet iniquum.

Úndecies binas decadas et millia septem. Sortitur 4 Pelopis tellus quæ

nomine gaudet. Myriadas decies septem numerare jubebit Pastor 4 Arabs: decies octo sibi Persa 4 requirit. Myriades sibi pulchra duas, duo millia poscit Parthenope 4. 5 Novies vult tellus mille Sicana. 6 Papa suo regit imperio ter millia quinque. Cum sex centuriis numerat sex millia Tuscus 7.

* To the above Lines (which are unfinished, and can therefore be only offered as a fragment), in the Doctor's manuscript, are pretixed the words, “ Geographia Metrica.” As we are referred, in the first of the verses, to Templeman, for having furnished the numerical computations that are the subject of them, his work has been accordingly consulted, the title of which is, “A new Survey of the Globe," and which professes to give an accurate mensuration of all the empires, kingdoms, and other divisions thereof, in the square miles that they respectively contain. On comparison of the several numbers in these verses with those set down by Templeman, it appears that nearly half of them are precisely the same; the rest are not quite so exactly done. For the convenience of the Reader, it has been thought right to subjoin each number, as it stands in Templeman's works, to that in Dr.Johnson's verses which refers to it.

1 In this first article that is versified, there is an accurate conformity in Dr. Johnson's number to Templeman's; who sets down the square miles of Palestine at 7,600.

2 The square miles of Ægypt are, in Templeman, 140,700.

3 The whole Turkish empire, in Templeman, is computed at 960,057 square miles.

4 In the four following articles, the numbers, in Templeman and in Johnson's verses are alike. We find, accordingly, the Morea, in Templeman, to be set down at 7,220 square miles.--Arabia, at 700,000.Persia, at 800,000.- and Naples, at 22,000.

5 Sicily, in Templeman, is put down at 9,400. 6 The Pope's dominions, at 14,868. 7 Tuscany, at 6,640. Vol. I.

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Centuria Ligures 8 augent duo millia quarta. Centuriæ octavam decadem addit Lucca 9 secundæ.

Ut dicas, spatiis quam latis imperet orbi 10 Russia, myriadas ter denas adde trecentis: 11 Sardiniam cum sexcentis sex millia complent.

Cum sexagenis, dum plura recluserit ætas, Myriadas ter mille homini dat terra 12 colendas.

Vult sibi vicenas millesima myrias addi, Vicenis quinas, Asiam 13 metata celebrem.

Se quinquagenis octingentesima jungit Myrias, ut menti pateat tota Africa 14 doctæ.

Myriadas septem decies Europa 15 ducentis Et quadragenis quoque ter tria millia jungit.

Myriadas denas dat, quinque et millia, sexque Centurias et tres decadas Europa Britannis 16.

Ter tria myriadi conjungit millia quartæ, Centuriæ quartæ decades quinque 17 Anglia nectit

Millia myriadi septem fæcunda secundæ
Et quadragenis decades quinque addit Ierne 18,

Quingentis quadragenis socialis adauget
Millia Belga 19 novem.

Ter sex centurias Hollandia 19 jactat opima Undecimum Camber 19 vult septem millibus addi.

8 Genoa, in Templeman, as in Johnson likewise, is set down at 2,400.

9 Lucca, at 286.

10 The Russian Empire, in the 29th plate of Templeman, is set down at 3,303,485 square miles.

11 Sardinia, in Templeman, as likewise in Johnson, 6,600.

12 The habitable world, in Templeman, is computed, in square miles, at 30,666,806 square miles.

13 Asia, at 10,257,487.
14 Africa, at 8,506,208.
15 Europe, at 2,749,349.
16 The British dominions, at 105,634.

17 England, as likewise in Johnson's expression of the number, at 49,450.

18 Ireland, at 27,457.

19 In the three remaining instances, which make the whole that Dr. Johnson appears to have rendered into Latin verse, we find the numbers exactly agreeing with those of Templeman; who makes the square miles of the United Provinces, 9540 of the province of Holland, 1800-and of Wales, 7011.

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