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THE SAME TRANSLATED.

Sunt quorum ocellis visus est acerrimus,

Solem intueri ut audeant;

Ast alia gens ardente radio territa

Non prodit ante vesperem ;

Aliisque mirus est amor viventibus

Sentire flammarum jubar,

Cui cum propinquant, illa fulgor enecat:

Sum talis infelix ego.

Nam qui puellæ splendor e vultu micans

Præstringit oculos debiles, Spectare cogit dira me necessitas;

Nec animus est caliginis Umbraculo me tegere vel crepusculo,

Sed pectus urentem sequi.

I

TRANSLATION FROM PETRARCH.

When in the virgin throng my Laura's face
Array'd I see in loveliness divine,
The more she seems all others to outshine,
With firmer hold doth she my love embrace.

Then do I bless the time, the hour, the place,

That with such noble passion warm'd these eyne,
And say ; My soul, a happy lot is thine,
That worthy found thee of so high a grace :
She did in thee the amorous thought inspire,
Which teaches thee the greatest good to know,

Esteeming not what other men desire;

She made in thee the buoyant strength to grow,

Which heavenward guides the way, and here below Cheering my path in hope exalts me higher.

THE SAME TRANSLATED.

Cum mea virgineas inter stat Laura catervas

Eximio vestita decore,

Quo magis excellens alias nitet, hốc magis arctâ

Me retinet complexa catenâ : Tunc soleo laudare locum, tunc tempus et horam,

Quæ mihi castum accenderit ignem,

Atque animæ, Fortuna tibi faustissima, dico,

Dignetur quæ munere tali.

Illa tibi sensum prima inspiravit amandi,

Summum ut scire bonum potis esses,

Quæque aliis in honore viris contemnere nugas:

Et virtutem increscere fecit,

Unde mihi ad cælum pateat via, dura ferentem

Interea sublimis alat spes.

TRANSLATION

FROM THE GERMAN OF UHLAND.

The learned of our land,
Her tongue who understand,

With all their skill combine
The structure to explore,
And ever more and more

To polish and refine.

While they our outward speech
With all its beauties teach

Expertly to unfold,
Ye men of German breed,
'Tis yours by life and deed

Its inward strength to mould.

'Tis yours to give the light,
The purity, the might,

Which hearts alone inspire;
The full poetic glow,
From which mankind may know

'Tis warm’d with heavenly fire.

THE SAME TRANSLATED.

In hộc laborant nostra doctorum manus,

Usum ut loquendi patrium Lustrare possint, quæque pulchra cognitis,

Ornatiorem reddere.

Solerter illi dum refingendi modum

Sermonis externi docent, Firmare vos oportet, Anglorum genus,

Interna linguæ robora ;

Sic agere, sic sentire, voci ut influant

Vis, lumen, atque puritas, Poeticusque fervor, unde appareat

Quo caleat illa spiritu.

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