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The occasion of the several Exercises was before ex

plained by notices attached to them: it has been thought sufficient to substitute for these a general Table of Reference. An Index of Authors is added to that of first lines.

In acknowledgement of the favourable reception which this Collection has met with at the sister University, the Compiler has allotted a place in it to several pieces proposed in the Ireland and other Oxford Scholarship Examinations, most of which were furnished by his friend, the Rev. GEORGE BUTLER M.A. late Fellow of Exeter College, (now Principal of Liverpool College).

CHELTENHAM COLLEGE

Jan. 23, 1857

IN the Third Edition upwards of three hundred and fifty new passages have been interspersed among those contained in the Second.

A few illustrative Notes and a complete Index of Subjects have been added; while to each Extract a descriptive

Heading has been prefixed.

SCHOOL HOUSE, IPSWICH

July 16, 1862

THE Fourth Edition, which has been carefully revised, contains more than one hundred new passages incorporated with the old; a few pieces which appeared in former editions have been omitted. To obviate the inconvenience arising from the difference in this arrangement of the entire Miscellany caused by the introduction of new pieces and the omission of old, a comparative Table of the Sections in this and the third Edition has been drawn up, which will be found at the end of the Volume.

The Editor desires to thank MESSRS MOXON for permitting him to introduce several passages selected from books of which they possess the Copy-right.

IPSWICH

Aug. 4, 1866

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PASSAGES FOR TRANSLATION

INTO LATIN ELEGIAC VERSE

HAPPY INSENSIBILITY

HE lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day,

THE

had he thy reason, would he skip and play? pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food and licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.

A. POPE

WHO

CHARMS AND KNOTS
I

HO read a chapter when they rise
shall ne'er be troubled with ill eyes.

II

A poor man's rod, when thou dost ride, is both a weapon and a guide.

III

Who shuts his hand hath lost his gold, who opens it hath it twice told.

IV

Who goes to bed and does not pray maketh two nights to every day.

V

Who by aspersions throw a stone

at the head of others, hit their own.

VI

Who looks on ground with humble eyes, finds himself there and seeks to rise.

VII

When the hair is sweet through pride or lust, the powder doth forget the dust.

VIII

In shallow waters heaven doth show:

but who drinks on to hell may go.

G. HERBERT

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IN

I

IN the lines you have sent are the Muses and Graces, you've the Nine in your wit and the Three in your faces.

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II

`RIEND, for your epitaphs I'm grieved,

where still so much is said;

one half will never be believed,

the other never read.

III

O bright is thy beauty, so charming thy song

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as had drawn both the beasts and their Orpheus along;

but such is thy avarice and such is thy pride,

that the beasts must have starved and the poet died.

TO A FRIEND ON HIS BIRTHDAY

N parent knees a naked newborn child

ON

A. POPE

weeping thou sat'st, while all around thee smiled;

so live, that, sinking to thy life's last sleep,

calm thou may'st smile, whilst all around thee weep. SIR W. JONES

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