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But, oh! of all delightful sounds
Of evening or of morn,
That welcomes his return.
Stanza 1. 2. He scarce drags his limbs along with tired foot. — 3. If any stream murmurs, &c.—4. His inmost heart feels, &c.
Stanza 11. 3, 4. The tinkling thrills his ears with sweet music, where the Rock afar wakes melodies with brazen-bell (æs).
Stanza 111. 1, 2. But though, as the light of day comes, or as it departs, many things delight his journey with their music (canor);—3, 4. Transpose the greater part of the two lines.-A superlative is often strengthened by unus. Cf. Virg. Æn. ii. 426, “Justissimus unus Qui fuit.”—Cf. Cic. Phil. ii. 3, 5. Shakespeare, Henry VIII. Act ii. S. 4, “Reckoned one the wisest.”—“the voice of love." When he fond hears the voice (pl.) of his fond wife.
EXERCISE XXXIV. (A. Hume). Eliza was a bonnie lass, an' O she lo’ed me weel, Such love as never tongue can tell, but only hearts
can feel : But I was poor, her father dour,-he wadna' look
O Poverty! O Poverty! that Love should bow to
thee! I went unto her mither, an' I argued an' I fleech'd; I spak o' love an' honesty, an'mair an'mair
beseech'd : But she was deaf to a' my prayers,-she wadna’
look on me;
O Poverty! O Poverty! that Love should bow to
Stanza 1. 2. [Love] which the inmost heart knows, the tongue utters not (sileo).—4. That (ut, expressing indignation)
Love should be thus subdued and be thy slave (famulor)! — With this use of “ut,” Cf. Cic. Catil. i. 9, “Te ut ulla res frangat !"
Stanza 11. 1. “Fleech," i.e. coax, importune.—2. Lovehonesty,—"pietas," "fides."-3. (Two lines.) She is deaf : and a humble son-in-law displeased the wealthy mother-in. law.-Italicized words to be expanded. Omit line 4.
EXERCISE XXXV. (same continued). I went unto her brother, an' I told him o' my pain, An' he was wae, he tried to say; but it was a' in
vain : Though he was weel in love himself, no feeling he'd
for me: O Poverty! O Poverty : that Love should bow to
O Wealth, it makes a fool a sage, a knave an
honest man ! An' canker'd gray looks young again, gin he hae
gear and lan'.
To Age maun Duty ope her arms, though wi' a
tearful ee :O Poverty ! O Poverty! that Love should bow to
Stanza 1. 3. Though he was weel in love,”—make the Pentameter of this.-" Though he himself a lover knew what love was.” Line 4
be omitted. Stanza 11. 1, 2. By money ignorance becomes wise, knavery honest (pius) : the grey head-provided only there be money, -is golden as before.-3. Make two lines of this, inverting the clauses.- Omit line 4.
EXERCISE XXXVI. (same continued). But wait a wee! O Love is slee, an’ winna be said
Nay; It breaks a' chains except its ain, but it maun hae
Auld Age was blind, the priest was kind; an' happy
as can be, O Poverty ! O Poverty! we're wed in spite o' thee !
1. Wait a wee ! “ nil desperandum.”—“and winna," &c., refuses to be conquered.—3. Kind,“ non durâ mente,” abl. quality.-4. Thou wast powerless (nil poteras) against us, Poverty.–5, 6. Thou wast powerless against us (Poet. Orn. $ 1), whom one couch holds happy-as-kings (regum sorte potitos), in spite of thee (te renuente).
EXERCISE XXXVII. (S. Daniel).
Possesse these shores with me :
But here we may be free.
And spend the night in sleepe. 2. Cf. Part II. Exercise XLV. 8.-3. The English may be broken up.—4. Here we may spend (fas agitare) our days without care (adj.).—5, 6. Here from the land we may view the efforts of mariners, whose (queis. Aids v.) vessel is in distress (laboro), &c., &c.
EXERCISE XXXVIII. (same continued).
To be attain’d with ease,
And leave such toyles as these :
But here it dwells, and here must I
With danger seek it forth
Becomes not men of worth. 1, 2. Fair nymph (nympha, decus nostrum), if fame lay open to the easy-going (lentus): if honour were within-the-grasp-of (corripiendus) the sluggard :-5, 6. But I must seek fame through the midst of toils. The path of honour leads but through dangers.—7. Spend luxuriously, “luxu foveo.”—8. That sloth becomes not men of-worth (egregius).
EXERCISE XXXIX. (Longfellow).
And the day is dark and dreary.
And my days are dark and dreary.
Some days must be dark and dreary. Stanza 1. 1. Dreary cold (pl.) saddens, &c.—2. Never weary, “irrequietus.”—3, 4. These two lines make the Hexameter, and part of the Pentameter, which is completed by line 5.— Is dark and dreary, “flet sine sole.”
Stanza 11. 3. Thoughts cling, “ hæret amor.” Omit “moul. dering."
Stanza III. 1. Cease repining, “mitte querelas.”—3, 4. (One line.) Thy lot is the common one of the world : each has (see Part I, Exercise XXIV. 3, note) his own stormy-weather.
EXERCISE XL. (Barry Cornwall).
Science all is vain,
And give forth its pain.
Fed by air and sun,
Faery fingers run.
From her home above,
And the wizard-Love.
Each doth search the heart
To its inmost springs;
Then the Spirit sings.
N.B. In this Exercise every two lines of English are to make one line in Latin.
Stanza 1. 2. Science, "ars canendi."-3, 4. Unless the heart be touched-and-give-forth (mens mota resolvat) its anxious burden.
Stanza 11. 2. Fed by, “alumna.”—A living lyre, "animata chelys.”—3, 4. It sings when touched by fairy fingers (divino pollice).
Stanza 111. 2. Home above, “cælum.”—Pity, “pietas.”—4. And the wizard Love adds himself as a companion.
Stanza iv. 1, 4. They each in its own turn search the heart (præcordia) thoroughly: nor does the soul sing at-liberty (resolutus), except when they fly away.