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CARMEN CI.-LINES ON HIS BROTHER'S GRAVE.
O’er many a land and many a sea,
My brother, I have come,
Upon thy silent tomb.
By most untimely doom,
Meanwhile our father's rite of yore
May now accomplished be,
So these accept from me.
The grief I feel for thee.
CARMEN CII. —TO CORNELIUS.
If friendship's secret to preserve
CARMEN CIII.--TO SILO.
Silo, my friend, give back, as due,
CARMEN CIV.-ON LESBIA.
Dost think that I who Lesbia prize
CARMEN CV. -ON MENTULA.
Mentula ever strives amain
CARMEN CVI. -ON THE BOY AND THE AUCTIONEER.
When an auctioneer walking along
CARMEN CVII.-TO LESBIA.
When against hope the bosom yearns
Regretful for some vanished bliss, Which then to our fond wish returns,
What joy can greater be than this?
Wherefore a dearer thing to me
Than all the gold which men acquire, Was the kind fate which gave back thee,
My Lesbia, to my fond desire.
For 'twas thine own sweet bosom's pain
Which brought thee back; my hopes were dark, I thought thou ne'er would'st come again,
O happy day of whitest mark !
Who now could be more blest than I
In thus again possessing thee? Or in a life time's
memory, What joy than this could greater be?
CARMEN CVIII.-TO COMINIUS.
Cominius, if thy hoary age
CARMEN CIX. —TO LESBIA.
My Lesbia, the tender love
shall ever constant be, Would that your words might truthful prove !
And may the kindly heavens give
To this sweet speech sincerity,
That we may keep the hallowed tie Of friendship perfect while we live.