The Poems of Caius Valerius Catullus, Volume 1

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Pagina 164 - Acme, enflam'd with what he said, Rear'd her gently-bending head, And her purple mouth with joy Stretching to the delicious boy, Twice (and twice could scarce suffice) She...
Pagina 158 - ... only the trees which thou knowest that they be not trees for meat, thou shalt destroy and cut them down ; and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee, until it be subdued.
Pagina 142 - For, if men will impartially, and not asquint, look toward the offices and function of a poet, they will easily conclude to themselves the impossibility 'of any man's being the good poet, without first being a good man.
Pagina xxiv - Moderns have publish'd upon this Subject. The Occasions upon which the Poems of the former are written, are such as happen to every Man almost that is in Love; and the Thoughts such, as are natural for every Man in Love to think. The Moderns, on the other hand, have sought out for Occasions that none meet with...
Pagina 99 - When Venus claim'd the golden prize, And bless'd the Phrygian shepherd's eyes; No brighter charms his judgment sway'd Than those that grace this mortal maid ; And every sigh and omen fair The nuptials hail, and greet the pair. " Propitiate here the maiden's vows, And lead her fondly to her spouse; And firm as ivy clinging holds The tree it grasps in mazy folds, Let virtuous love as firmly bind The tender passions of her mind. "Ye virgins, whom a day like this Awaits to greet with equal bliss, Oh...
Pagina 12 - Love, my Lesbia, while we live; Value all the cross advice That the surly greybeards give At a single farthing's price. Suns that set again may rise; We, when once our fleeting light, Once our day in darkness dies, Sleep in one eternal night. Give me kisses thousand-fold, Add to them a hundred more; Other thousands still be told Other hundreds o'er and o'er. But, with thousands when we burn, Mix, confuse the sums at last, That we may not blushing learn All that have between us past.
Pagina 107 - Manlius' love thy days await; These all thy youth shall proudly cheer, And these shall nurse thy latest year. Hail, Hymen ! god of faithful pairs 1 Hall, Hymen ! who hast heard our prayers.
Pagina lxi - I any where offered such violence to his sense, as to make it seem mine, and not his. Where my expressions are not so full as his, either our Language, or my Art were defective (but I rather suspect my self ; ) but where mine are fuller than his, they are but the impressions which the often reading of him, hath left upon my thoughts; so that if they are not his own Conceptions, they are at least the results of them...
Pagina 111 - Manlius' features in his brow; That those, who know him not, may trace The knowledge of his noble race; And by his lineal brow declare His lovely mother chaste as fair. "Now close the doors, ye maiden friends; Our sports, our rite, our service ends. With you let virtue still reside, O bridegroom brave, and gentle bride, And youth its lusty hours employ In constant love and ardent joy.
Pagina 98 - When Venus claim'd the golden prize. And bless'd the Phrygian shepherd's eyes ; No brighter charms his judgment sway'd Than those that grace this mortal maid ; And every sigh and omen fair The nuptials hail, and greet the pair. " Propitiate here the maiden's vows. And lead her fondly to her spouse ; And firm as ivy clinging holds The tree It grasps in mazy folds, Let virtuous love as firmly bind The tender passions of her mind. " Ye virgins, whom a day like this Awaits...

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