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SENECA'S TRAGEDIES.

Matris irate, meruere cuudli. Morte quod crimen tener expiavit Herculi magno puer irrepertus? Raptus eft tutas puer inter undas. Ite nunc fortes; perarate pontum 650 Fonte timendo.

Idmonem, quamvis bene fata noffet, Condidit ferpens. Libycis arenis Omnibus vcrax, fibi falfus uni Concidit JVIopfus, caruitque Thebis. 655 Ille fi vere cecinit futura, Exful errabit Tlietidis maritus. Igne fallaci nociturus Argis Nauplius prasceps cadet in profundura. Patrioque pendet crimine pcenas 660 Fulmiue & ponto moriens Oileus. Conjugis fatum redimens Pherasi Uxor impendes animam marito. Ipfe, qui prasdam fpoliumque juffit Aureum prima revehi carina, 665 Uftus accenfo Pelias aheno Arfit anguftas vagus inter undas. Jam fatis, Divi, mare vindicaftis. Parcite juifo.


ACTUS QUARTUS.

NUTRIX.

Quid agat Medea, quid paret, narrat Nuhrix.


Pavet animus, horret; magna pemicies adeft. 670 Immane quantum augefcit, & femet dolor Accendit ipfe, vimque pra:teritam integiat Vidi furentem, faspe & aggrelTam Deos, Coelum trahentem. majus his, majus parat Medea monftrum. namque ut attonito gradu 675


—Ancæus perished by the fangs of the ferocious wild boar—Oh! Meleager, thou sacrificedst the brothers of thy mother, and will die by the hands of that angry mother! Thus they have all richly deserved their fate! But, what, offence has that tender little boy Hylas, who was never found by the mighty Hercules, expiated by his death? Alas! He was supposed to have been conveyed over very tranquil waters! Depart on your hardy enter-