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... lengths were fastened together with wax , making a rude musical instrument
now called Pandean Pipes , — first made , it was said , by the god Pan from the
reed into which the nymph Syrinx had been transformed ( hence the plant
47. pallentis , i . e . yellow : the plant is said to be the wallflower . ( For the
description of these plants , see Index . ) — casia , abl . of means . — intexens
has vaccinia as object . 51. ipse ego , while the nymphs bring flowers , I will
gather fruits ...
63. lauri , hyacinthus : these plants were the delight of Apollo ; the first being the
nymph Daphne , who fled from his pursuit ( Ovid , Met . i . 452 ) , and the second
a beautiful youth accidentally killed by him with a discus ( Id . x . 162 ) . 64. mālo ...
Sicelides Musæ , Sicilian muses , i . e . those of pastoral song , so called because
Theocritus was a Sicilian . -majora , greater than the loves and rivalries of
shepherds . 2. myricæ , heather ( see Index ) , a plant sacred to Apollo , who was
The idea is that the age will grow with the babe and come to its highest
development , as he does . munuscula , its modest gifts ( for these names of
plants , see Index ) . The gifts of the earth are first flowers ( v . 19 ) , then fruits and
grain ( v .
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