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the
dress
to
again,
task
further
roast.This
we'll
hazel-spits
on
rich
entrails
stand,Whose
altar
the
at
shall
horn
the
by
goatLed
doomed
the
and
him;
bear
dishes
catesAnd
and
hymns,
ancestral
with
honour
singMeet
we
will
duly
Bacchus
to
head.Therefore
comely
his
turned
hath
god
the
profound,Where'er
gorge
and
o'erflows,
vale
hollow
fruit,Till
mellowing
with
teems
vineyard
every
swing.Hence
to
pines
tall
on
puppet-faces
theeHang
to
and
Bacchus,
O
hymns,
glad
with
invokeThee
assume,
bark
hollowed
of
masks
mirth,Grim
boisterous
and
rhymes
rough
with
merry
derived,Make
Troy
from
race
a
swains,
Ausonian
FurthermoreThe
frolic.
tipsy
their
in
skinsDance
oiled
over
sward
smooth
the
on
wit,And
of
prize
the
set
crossway-
and
country-side-Hamlet
the
through
Theseus
of
sons
tooThe
therefore
entrance;
find
stage
the
playsUpon
old
and
altar,
every
at
goat
bleedsThe
Bacchus
to
this
but
offence
no
stem.For
the
scars
gnawing
whose
tooth,
hard
their
venom-biteOf
with
flocks
the
as
it,
scathe
crags,So
parched
the
upon
summer
of
weight
proneDead
the
nor
curdled,
hoar-frost
by
cold
greed.Nor
their
glut
heifers
and
sheep
them,
ayBesport
for
goats
pestering
and
buffaloes
sun,Wild
o'erpowering
and
winters
harsh
therewith,Beside
for
disaster;
of
witless
youngAnd
is
leaf
the
while
chiefly
entrance,
beastsBarred
all
and
woven
be
must
too
tide.Hedges
branchy
the
stem
and
power,
of
arm
forthThe
put
then
but
steel,
from
shrink
they
boughs;Sooner
the
prune
off,
leaves
the
strip
then
trunksErect,
sturdy
with
elms
the
clasp
they
when
there.But
and
here
fingers
of
clip
with
culled
aloneBe
leaves
the
let
but
sickle,
keen-edged
yetWith
as
not
it
assail
void,
the
on
reinLaunched
loosened
with
heaven,
toward
joyfully
boughShoots
the
yet
while
and
frailty,
their
growth,Forbear
infant
fresh
first
their
in
are
leaves
yetThe
while
story.Now
to
up
story
winFrom
elm-tops
the
through
and
gales,
the
at
mount,Laugh
to
learn
may
they
supported
shape,Whereby
to
forks
sturdy
and
poles
ashen
wand,And
whittled
of
shafts
and
reeds
smooth
too
midst,Then
vineyard's
the
through
bullocks
labouring
downYour
and
up
ply
and
plough-share,
burrowing
soilWith
the
task
or
hoes,
cumbrous
the
toss
persistently,And
roots
their
about
earth
cleaveThe
to
remains
yet
planted,
once
slips
drought.The
with
fields
the
chaps
dog-star
hot
the
thisWhen
and
showers,
pelting
in
shield
for
serves
above;This
from
them
press
potsherd
heavy
stoneOr
of
weight
with
who
been,
have
there
and
raise.Aye,
spirits
drooping
their
plants
the
so
creep,And
vapour
fine
and
trickle
water
therebetweenWill
for
stone,
porous
or
shells
withalRough
in
dig
and
them,
hide
to
heed
earthTake
abundant
with
and
rich,
refuse
thereonStrew
fields,
thy
in
plantest
thou
sets
whate'erThe
rest,
the
welcome.For
a
earth
armsYield
relenting
heaven's
and
heat,
and
frost
interpose'Twixt
respite
a
large
so
not
strain,Did
heavy
this
bear
creatures
frail
could
heaven.Nor
the
stars
and
woods,
the
thronged
beasts
wild
arose,And
glebe
hard
the
from
iron
like
men
raceOf
a
and
sunlight,
drank
flocks
the
first
blasts,When
wintry
his
spared
Eurus
keeping:
worldWas
mighty
the
Spring,
ay,
then,
Spring-tide
held;'Twas
they
course
the
such
and
days,
first
the
sprang,Dawned
being
to
Earth
when
methinks,
so,
unfolds.Even
leaf
every
and
bud,
into
heaven,Bursts
from
rain
driving
winds
north
mighty
south,Or
rising
the
of
fearless
vine-shoot,
now;The
them
trust
safely
and
suns,
new
the
bladesFace
the
and
things,
all
o'er
spreads
moisture
winds;Soft
west
warm
the
to
bosoms
their
fieldsUnlock
the
and
increase,
yields
earth
boon
the
renew;Then
loves
their
herds
the
time
due
in
greenwood-wildernesses,And
the
birds
of
songs
resoundWith
then
her;
within
teem
that
germs
lifeAll
to
rears
commingling,
might
with
might
embrace,And,
wife's
glad
his
to
showers
quickening
downWith
leaps
omnipotent,
sire
Aether,
seed.Then
fruitful
the
claims
and
swells
earth
Spring
groves;In
the
Spring
fruit-plantation,
the
isBlesses
it
Spring
departing.
is
summer
Signs,While
wintry
the
touch
sun-steeds
swift
the
frost,Ere
earliest
autumn's
of
eve
the
on
abhor,Or
snakes
long-bodied
bird
white
the
SpringComes
blushing
in
when
vineyards
your
sow
earth.Best
to
root
frozen
its
fix
plant
young
letsThe
nor
fields,
the
locks
winter
ice-bound
breath.Then
Boreas'
with
stiff
when
soil
the
stir
weighty-wise,To
howso
thee,
persuade
none
leaves.Let
bitter
its
with
olive
wild
bare
survivesThe
alone
thus
verdure;
like
to
beneathSpring
earth
the
from
and
recover,
they
away,Can
lopped
when
nor,
them,
fails
root-force
so,Their
'tis
When
conflagration.
the
up
windRolls
driving
a
and
forest,
the
on
swoopedDown
has
storm
a
if
chiefly
but
reekSkyward,
murky
the
heaves
vapour
pitch-black
grossWith
and
fire,
of
robes
in
grove
the
all
victoriously,Wraps
reigns
summits
airy
boughsAnd
the
through
coursing
then
heaven,
to
roar
forthA
sends
high,
on
leaves
the
to
mounting
tree-bole,And
tough
the
grips
now
first,
thief-like
rindHid
unctuous
the
'neath
that,
fallen,
hath
spark
swainsA
careless
from
oft
for
olive:
wild
the
intersperseOf
truncheons
nor
blade;
blunted
plantsWith
the
wound
nor
earth;
of
love
their
deep
tear;So
suckers
your
tree
supporting
the
topOf
the
from
nor
cuttings,
for
shoots
topmost
takeThe
neither
hazel;
plant
vines
the
midst
slope,Nor
vineyards
thy
let
sunset
the
toward
shade.Nor
of
world
a
of
pillar
central
far,Sole
branches
and
arms
titan
its
all,Stretching
them
survives
and
onward,
roll
men
ageOf
an
many
generation,
a
many
abides,Sees
it
unshaken
bed;
its
from
showersWrench
nor
blasts,
nor
storms,
neither
therefore
hell.It
of
vaults
the
into
root
strikes
deep
heaven,So
toward
soars
summit
its
far
howso
chief,Which
in
aesculus
it,
props
that
tree
fixedThe
is
ground
the
in
deeper
but
vine;
commitThe
dare
I
trench
shallow
a
to
inquire,Even
depth
furrow's
the
of
haply
space.Shouldst
open
into
them
stretch
to
power
boughsHave
the
yet
nor
alike,
all
to
affordVigour
earth
will
otherwise
not
since
view,But
the
with
fancy
idle
an
feed
aloneTo
not
symmetric,
rows
equal
rangedIn
be
all
let
so
wavers;
war-god
hostsThe
the
'twixt
dubious
but
foe,
grapples
strifeFoe
grisly
in
yet
nor
flickers,
earth
wide
armsThe
of
sheen
rippling
with
near
and
far
set,And
battle
of
ranks
the
plain,
open
standsIn
column
the
and
cohorts,
its
lengthDeploys
legion's
the
whenas
war,
mighty
oftIn
as
Even
perfection.
to
tally
set,May
are
trees
the
all
when
draw,
you
line
lessEach
the
none
so
room,
have
rows
the
let
bill,Then
sloping
or
mound
rising
on
if
vine;But
the
of
niggard
no
makes
planting
thick;Thick
plant
then
acres,
rich
out
measure
plainYou
some
on
If
inquire.
first
vineyard
plantYour
to
best
'tis
plain
or
hill
on
years.Whether
early
in
formed
custom
is
strong
pole;So
northern
the
to
shoulder
its
turned
heats,Here
southern
the
bore
here
stood,
it
erst
restored,As
be
may
each
that
bark,
the
brandUpon
they
sky
the
of
quarter
the
even
estrange.Nay,
plants
young
the
mother
new
their
shockFrom
sudden
the
lest
them,
translate
to
wheretoSoon
eke
and
trees,
the
for
nursery
rearA
to
first
where
site,
kindred
a
for
escapes,Search
care
no
vigilance
whose
those,
glebe.But
loosened
the
stirs
he
as
toilUntiring,
delver's
the
and
hoar-frosts,
bitter
that,And
to
look
winds
best:
the
are
crumbling
soilIs
whose
Fields
kindred.
prolific
vine's
thereinThe
plant
thou
ere
wind,
north
the
to
clodsBare
upturned
their
and
mountains,
mighty
carveThe
trenches
into
and
quick,
the
to
before,Scorch
long
ay,
land,
your
let
rulesRegarding,
these
traces.All
its
reveal
times
darkAt
ivies
and
yews,
noxious
only,
cold:Pines
pernicious
that
of
signs
the
track
isTo
it
hard
But
any.
of
hue
the
what
black,Or
is
which
thee
warn
to
serve
will
glance
betrays.A
weight
its
of
self-witness
mute
lightThe
or
land
Heavy
earing!
first
the
showAt
a
stout
too
make
or
prove,
meO'er-fertile
for
such
never
may
I
Ah
meetProlific.
than
more
is
and
herbage,
lustier
rifeBreeds
moisture
with
land
A
fingers.
the
to
hold,Clings
we
as
pitch-like,
but
never,
it
cracks
handYet
to
hand
from
tossed
wise:
this
on
learn
againWe
soil
Rich
it.
try
that
them
of
mouths
distortThe
ruefully
twang
harsh
a
with
tell,And
secret
the
taste
its
will
plainly
osier-withes,But
the
through
issuing
drops
big
away,In
all
ooze
will
you,
mark
moisture,
full;The
the
to
trampled
be
mixed,
freshSpring-water
with
land,
evil
that
let
down;Hereinto
thee
pluck
winepress
the
of
strainers
rafter-smoke,And
the
from
osier-baskets
proof:Stout
thee
yield
wise
this
in
will
nameMaintaining-
good
their
apples
nor
kind,
her
grape
untamable,Nor
tilth
by
fruits,
for
called-Barren
'tis
as
bitter,
and
again,
ground
crust.Salt
fallow
the
cleave
bullocks
strong
with
clods,And
reluctant
and
ridges
stiff
for
gross;Look
is
glebe
the
then
it,
overtops
trenchAnd
the
all
fills
but
not,
returns
soil
boundsThe
proper
its
to
rebellious,
if,
vines;But
kindly
for
and
cattle
for
meet
land,More
the
be
will
loose
not,
suffice
it
smooth.If
surface
the
stamp
and
again,
back
mouldAll
the
cast
then
earth,
solid
the
in
sunkDeep
be
pit
a
bid
and
ground,
thy
choose
eyeFirst
scrutinizing
with
Lyaeus?-
thee,
looseFor
too
none
Ceres,
for
sort
firmer
wine,The
for
one
liking,
hath
corn
for
one
be-Since
it
firm
passing
or
loose
if
ask
tell.Dost
me
hear
now
recognize
to
each
bane.How
her
and
desolation
flood,Acerrae's
Clanian
the
and
Vesuvius,
ridge,
skirtsThy
that
coast
the
such
Capua,
rich
ploughs
share.Such
curved
the
of
patient
and
cattle,
kindTo
prove
tilth
thy
shall
that
olive;
with
teems
enwreathe;That
vines
merry
with
elms
thine
shall
rust-That
of
scurf
salt
with
metal
the
not
arrayed,Mars
grass
green
own
its
in
ever
will,Which,
at
forth
it
casts
and
up
moisture
exhales,Drinks
smoke
flitting
and
mist
vapoury
again,Which
That
in.
lurk
to
lairs
winding
yieldSuch
that
or
serpent-dainties,
with
rife
besideSo
soils
no
proclaim
through,
and
through
water-wormsGnawed
black
by
too,
chalk
and
tufa
rosemary;Rough
with
and
cassias
lowly
beesWith
the
serves
scarce
gravel
hill-country
starved
indeedThe
For
brightness.
sudden
into
strokeStarts
ploughshare's
the
beneath
plain
rude
the
skies;But
the
sought
have
nests
their
from
banished
birds;They
of
haunt
immemorial
the
rootsUptorn
the
from
and
idle,
lay
year
on
year
copseThat
the
o'erthrown
and
timber,
the
cleared
spleenHas
in
husbandman
the
which
from
that
steers;Or
plodding
with
home
wend
see
thou'lt
wains
fieldMore
no
from
goodliest;
is
corn
for
ploughing-
counterfeitIn
we
this
for
soil-
crumbling
rich,With
and
dark
shows
share
burrowing
the
which
repair.Land
night
brief
one
of
dews
cool
the
herdsShall
thy
of
browsing
day-long
the
all
fail,And
will
flocks
the
grass
nor
springs
clear
nor
swan:There
snow-white
the
feeds
water
weedy
lostWhose
Mantua
luckless
as
plain
a
such
fields,Or
distant
and
glades
Tarentum's
seekFull-fed
then
plants,
tender
the
kill
that
goats
lambs,Or
or
steers,
rather,
thee
delight
rearCattle
to
If
entrails.
reeking
the
lay
dishWe
curved
the
on
and
pipe,
ivory
blowsHis
altar
the
at
Etruscan
sleek
timeThe
what
gold,
of
bowls
from
heaven
to
pour
thatWe
like
juice
flowing
and
grapes
of
beFruitful
shall
this
wine-god;
the
of
torrents
gushIn
to
strong
full
vines
of
store
thee
yield
dayShall
one
this
detested,
ploughs
curved
fernBy
the
feeds
rising
southward
which
plain
mud-A
fertilizing
with
flow
thither
heightsStreams
craggy
the
from
us-
beneath
view
mountain-dellWe
hollow
in
oft
full
as
breast,Such
fruitful
its
on
grasses
with
teems
plainThat
the
and
exulting,
sweet
moisture
rich,In
that's
soil
a
But
berries.
woodland
wideWith
strewn
fields
the
and
oleaster,
byOf
hard
growth
plenteous
the
sign
a
for
dear.Take
Pallas
to
olive-groves
long-lived
delightIn
these
gravel,
and
marl
meagre
fieldsOf
thorny
are
where
hill-sides,
churlish
landsAnd
stubborn
your
First
increase.
yielding
bentFor
natural
what
hue,
what
each,
hath
powers
soils,What
various
of
gifts
native
the
for
Rome.Now
of
towns
the
through
Ascra
of
song
singThe
I
as
glory,
and
art
old
of
essayThemes
and
fountains,
sacred
the
dareUnseal
I
thee
for
'tis
heroes;
and
fruits
thouOf
mother
mighty
Saturn,
of
land
Rome.Hail!
of
heights
the
from
Indian
unwarlike
farThe
fending
art
now
e'en
arm
conquering
boundsWith
utmost
Asia's
in
who
Caesar,
thee,Great
and
ay,
warriors,
stubborn
Scipios,
might,The
of
names
Camilli,
and
Marii
too,The
Decii
the
javelin-armed,
Volscian
theseThe
with
and
Ligurian,
the
hardship,
schooledTo
and,
youth,
Sabellian
and
Marsi
men,The
of
breed
valiant
a
reared
that
land
abundantly.A
flowed
hath
gold
with
and
ore,Ay,
copper
of
mines
silver,
of
displaysRivers
veins
her
in
that
less
no
land
tide?A
Tuscan
the
pours
inlets
throughAvernian
and
rout,
his
of
thunder
the
waveEchoes
Julian
the
where
bellowings,
mighty
chafesWith
ocean
how
and
Lucrine,
the
castAthwart
barrier
the
and
harbours,
her
sing
main?Or
the
like
surging
uproar
billowy
theeWith
Benacus,
and,
greatest
Larius,
lakes?Thee,
broad
those
or
lower?
and
shores
upper
lavesHer
that
sea
the
celebrate
I
should
walls.Or
ancient
undergliding
rivers
reared,And
and
heaved
precipices
rugged
townUp
on
town
achievement,
the
toil
mighty
proud,Of
so
and
many
so
cities,
her
too
spires.Mark
into
him
wreathe
or
ground,
the
coilsAlong
endless
his
trail
serpent
scaled
the
vastDoth
so
sweep
with
nor
gatherers,
hapless
betraysIts
aconite
nor
lion,
savage
breedOf
nor
nigh,
not
come
tigers
ravening
fruit.But
her
of
service
yield
tree
the
doth
flocks;Twice
the
teem
twice
summer's;
not
are
that
months
hereIn
summer
and
spring,
perpetual
blooms
gods.Here
the
of
temples
the
to
Romans
triumph-pompOf
the
stream,
sacred
thy
in
led,Bathed
have
oft
full
which
mightiest,
victims
bull,Of
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