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Εις εαυτόν.
ΈΠen βροτος ετέχθίω,

Βιότο τρίβον οδδύειν"
Χρόνον, όν παρήλθον, έννων,
“Ον δ' έχω δραμαν εκ οίδα.
Μέθετε

με
αι Φροντίδες

5 Μηδέν μοι και υμίν έσω.

Πριν Our English Spenfer uses the same Turn of Expression.

For not, to have been dipt in Lethe Lake,
Could save the Son of Thetis from to Die. Barnes. .
VER. 8 & 9. But fince no treafurd Heaps have Ponu'r

To stay the Fate-compelling Hour.]
They that trust in their Wealth, and boalt themselves in

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Insensate, why should I complain,
And render Life's short Bleffings vain?

Be't mine to drain the laughing Bowl,
Whilft social Mirth exalts the Soul ;

Or on soft Beds entranc'd, to prove

The sweeter Joys of sweeteft Love.

O DE XXIV.
ON HIMSELF.

SPRUNG as I am, of Human Seed,

PRUNG as I am, of Human Seed,

And for Life's little Race decreed; The Way I've come I only know, Unconscious of the Way I go.

Then, anxious Care, a last Adieu! My mirthful Heart's no Home for you.

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the Multitude of their Riches ; none of them can by any Means redeem his Brother, nor give to God a Ransom for him. Pfal. xlix: 6, 7. VER. 5. Then, anxious Care, a laf Adieu.] Ite procul, durum cura genus, ite labores.

Tibul. L. 3. Eleg. 6.

VER. 9 & 10

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VER. 9 & 10. And smile, and dance, and sweetly play,

With foft Lyæus ever-gay.]
Yulian, in his Epitaph on Anacreon, has made him re-
peat the same agreeable Doctrine.
Πολλάκι μεν τάδ' άισα, και οι τύμε και βοήσω

Πίνετε, πεϊν ταύτίω αμφιβάλθε κόνι.
Still from my Tomb I fing this Song of Joy,
Drink, Mortals, ere like me in Duft you lic.

VER. 1 & 2.

Ere Fate fhall change my Day to Night,
I'll court the Season of Delights
And smile, and dance, and sweetly play,
With soft Lyæus, ever-gay.

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HENE’ER I drain the social Bowl, ·

It's all a Sunshine of the Soul :
For why should Thought on Joy intrude?
Or what's to me Solicitude ?
Whene'er Death calls, I must obey ;

5 From Life's smooth Path why should I 'ftray?

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VER. 1 & 2. Whene'er I drain the social Bowl,

It's all a Sunfline of the Soul.

Dilipat Evius curas edaces.

Hor. L. 2. Od. 111

Neque
Mordaces aliter diffugiunt follicitudines.

Hor. L. 1. Od. 18.

VER. 9.

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Τ' είς με ΒάκχG. έλθη,

Εύδεσιν αι μέριμνα
Δοκών δ' έχειν τα Keyίσε,
Θέλω καλώς αείδειν.
Κιουος εφής 3 κάμαι,
Πατώ δ' άπανία θυμώ.

5

Όπο

VER. 9. For wbilt we drain the rose Bowl.] The Original of this Line, in the frit Editions, was Σων τωd's wives viãs, which being corrupt, made Stephens think that the first Line of the Ode ought to be repeated instead of it; but the Correction of Scaliger, who reads, Σω το σιέν 8 ημάς, renders the Conjecture unneceffary. Barnes.. VER. 3. In Tbought as rich as Lydia's King.] Cre

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