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In consecrated earth,
And on the holy hearth,
The Lars and Lemures moan with midnight plaint.
HINTS. I. (1) But often on the pathless mountains weeping (2) and frequent sounds of grief (lamenta, line 3) on the hoarse-sounding shore reëcho; (3) the consecrated fount, with its nymph an exile, and the vale (stanza II, line 1) with its poplar grove
II. (1) ("Vale comes in the first line.) hedged-in, are, not without weeping, (2, 3, 4) left behind; and the dryad complaining (perf. part.) in the twilight (sublustris) recess of tangled shade sits with flower-inwoven tresses torn (literally : "sits torn as to her hair (accus.) entwined (impeditus) with varied flowers (sing.)"). (“Entwined" and "flowers " the next stanza.)
III. (1) ("Flowers" and "entwined" come in this line.) And through the sacred shrine (focus) (2) and on the consecrated earth (caespes), as a guard (gen.) (3, 4) a host of Lares and Lemures beneath (de) the night sighs, with their rites (religio, sing.) neglected.
Hymn to the Nativity, Continued
In urns and altars round,
A drear and dying sound
Affrights the flamens at their service quaint;
And the chill marble seems to sweat,
While each peculiar power foregoes his wonted seat.
HINTS. I. (1, 2) And among the urns and around the altars a dread sound (anhelitus) travelling (sparsus) and in turn (3) coming upon the secret rites (arcana) frightens (cf. esse praesidio ") (4) the flamens in the midst of their service (apparatus).
II. (1) And the statue, wrought (ductus) in the cold marble, drips with an appearance (imago) of cold (udus) sweat, (3, 4) and the gods who rule (potior) their kingdom, each one from his own, fly abandoning their seats.
Locksley Hall, Tennyson
For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;
Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails, Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales;
Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rained a ghastly dew
From the nations' airy navies grappling in the central blue:
Far along the world-wide whisper of the south wind rushing
With the standards of the people plunging through the thunder-storm;
Till the war-drum throbbed no longer, and the battle-flags were furled
In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world.
HINTS. (1, 2) I looked - nor is it allowed for the human eye (pl.) to see (pergo) further at both the fates of nations (3) that have been promised and at the wondrous ways (cursus) (4) and appearance of the coming age;
II. 1 (I) saw the air crowded (scateo) with commerce, (2, 3) I saw the ships press on (passive) with unaccustomed sails and the pilots, (4) ruddy in the purple twilight —
III. (1) Bring down from above the golden wealth; (2) and heaven itself with warlike murmur (3) was seething and deadly dews (line 4) were falling (4) through the blue depths (sing.);
IV. (1, 2) While fleet clung to fleet among the shining fields of the air; whence with warm (3, 4) breezes far-and-wide through the world blew the raging (furialis) south wind;
V. (1) In the midst of gales livid with the lightning-flash (2) the standards of the warring cohorts (3) roll (passive). But at length the voice (line 4) of the trumpets (4) and the clarion of war were silent (sing.) ;
VI. (1) Now the martial banners (line 2) have ceased to wave (use the form pandier); (2) already there sits a peaceful (amabilis) (3, 4) gathering and all (unanimus) the nations have willed a common alliance.