|Carmen 31 (in English by Guest)
Vercellese. Compare two languages here.
Sirmio, jewel of islands and of peninsulas,
Whatever each Neptune carries
In the stagnant clear waters and in the vast sea,
How gladly and how happy I see you,
Scarcely myself believing myself that I have left behind
Thynia and the Bithynian fields and that I see you in safety.
O what is more blessed than cares freed,
When the mind puts down its burden,
And we tired from foreign labor come
To our hearth and rest in a longed for bed?
This is that which is the one thing for such great labors.
Greetings, O beautiful Sirmio, and rejoice in your master rejoicing;
And you, O Lydian waves of the lake,
Laugh whatever there is of laughter at home.
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