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By the Same.
Aspice murorum moles, præruptaque faxa,

Obrutaque horrenti vasta theatra fitu :
Hæc funt Roma. Viden' velut ipsa cadavera tantæ
Urbis adhuc spirent imperiosa minas?

Janus Vitalis. TNOUGH of Grongar, and the shady dales

L Of winding Towy, Merlin's fabled haunt,
Ifung inglorious. Now the love of arts,
And what in metal or in stone remains
Of proud antiquity, thro’ various realms
And various languages and ages fam'd,
Bears me remote, o'er Gallia's woody bounds,
O’er the cloud-piercing Alps remote ; beyond
The vale of Arno purpled with the vine,
Beyond the Umbrian and Etruscan hills,
To Latium's wide champain, forlorn and waste,

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