a translation of thirty two latin poems in honor of francis bacon

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: m In Obitum incomparaMlis Francisci, Vicecomitis Sancti Albani, Baronis Verulamii. Dum longi lentique gemis sub pondere morbi Atque hseret dubio tabida vita pede; Quid voluit prudens fatum, jam sentio tandem: Constat, Aprile uno te potuisse mori: Ut flos hinc lacrymis, illinc Philomela querelis. Deducant linguae funera sola tute. Geobgius Hekbket. On the Death of the Incomparable Francis, Viscount St. Alban, Baron Verulam.1 The while thou didst groan beneath the burden of a long and lingering malady, and pining life halted with uncertain foot, what did wise fate intend ? 2 I now at last can see. Only in April, surely, couldst thou die, that here the flower with its tears, there Philomel3 with her laments, may follow only thy tongue's funeral-train.4 George Herbert. 1 This poem is translated into German by G. Cantor. Op. cit., p. xv. 1 Punctuate : pede . . . fatwn ? Jam . . . 8 the nightingale. 4 i. e. may devote all their laments to you. In Obitum honoratissimi Viri ac Domini, D. Fran- cisci de Verulamio, Vicecomitis Sancti Albani, nuperi Anglice Cancellarii. Adhuc superbis insolente purpura Feretri rapinis inclytos in tot viros Sterile tribunal? cilicio dicas diem, Saccumque totam facito luxuriem fori. A Themide libra nee geratur pensilis, Sed urna, praegravis urna VERULAMII. Expendat. Eheu! Ephorus hand lancem premit, Sed Areopagus ; nee minor tantus sophos, Quam porticos bracchata. Nam vester scholae, Gemiscit axis, tanta duin moles ruit. Orbis soluta cardo litterarii, Ubi studio coluit togam et trabeam pari. Qualis per umbras ditis Euridice vagans On the Death of the most honored Man and Lord,1 Sir"2 Francis of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, late Chancellor of England? Art...
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