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THE COUNTRY MAIDEN.
LA pastorella si leva per tempo
Menando le caprette a pascer fuora;
Co suoi begli occhi la m' innamora,
Poi se ne giva a spasso a la fontana
Calpestando l'erbette tenerelle,
Sermollin fresco, fresche mortelle,
Poi si sbraccia e si lava il suo bel viso,
Le man, la gamba, il suo pulito petto,
Con bianco aspetto,
E qualche volta canta una canzona,
Che le pecore balla e gli agnelletti :
Così le capre con li capretti,
E qualche volta in sur un verde prato
La tesse ghirlandette (o) di bei fiori,
Così le ninfe con li pastori,
Poi la sera ritorna a la sua stanza
Con la vincastra in man discinta e scalza,
Ride e saltella per agni balza.
The sweet country maiden she gets up betimes,
Taking her kids to feed out on the grass,-
Her eyes make me follow with mine as they pass;
Then she goes, the first thing, to the fountain hard by,
Treading the turf with her fresh naked feet,-
Through the thyme and the myrtles they go so complete, And she makes up a lap, which she fills full of flowers.
Then she tucks up her sleeve to wash her sweet face,
And her hands, and her legs, and her bosom so white,-
I never beheld such a beautiful sight,
And sometimes she sings a rustical song,
Which makes the kids dance, and the sheep alsd
The sheep also,—they hark, and they go ;
The goats with the kids, all so merrily O! You would think they all tried to see who could dance best.
And sometimes, upon a green meadow, I've seen her
Make little garlands of beautiful flowers,
And the great ladies make them for their paramours,
And then in the evening she goes home to bed,
Bare-footed, and loos’ning her laces and things,-
And leaps all the banks with one of her springs;
EPIGRAM OF ALFIERI,
U PON THE TREATMENT OF THE WORD
THE ITALIANS, FRENCH, AND ENGLISH.
Capitario è parola
IMITATED AND ANSWERED.
Poor Italy, one needs must own,
France had the man, but gave him those
EPIGRAMS ON LORD CASTLEREAGH.
Oh, CASTLEREAGH! thou art a patriot now;
So CASTLEREAGH has cut his throat !—The worst Of this is,—that his own was not the first.
So He has cut his throat at last !He! Who?