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Qui colis Ausoniam glebae felicis arator.
Qua Bacchi at Cereris munera sponte fluunt.
Qui toties fatis genuisti pressus iniquis.
Orbe alio assidue
dum novus hostis adest.
Pone aras, accende focos pia thura cremato.
Gaudia vox lytui cornua systra sonent.
Perpetuum Clemens foedus cum Caesare pacis sanciit,
ut fessae ferret opem patriae.
Bifrontisque Deam Iani conclusit in aede.
Tranquillo aeternum regnet ut haec Latio.
Quam Caroli sanctique Patris concordia.
Quam bene nunc
gemino tutus es imperio.
Nicolaus Grudius (?-?)
You who till Ausonia, ploughman of the blessed soil.
What gifts flow by the will of Bacchus and Ceres!
You, hard pressed by opposing fates, have so often borne fruit.
For another cycle prepare yourself,
while there is one here with new sacrifices.
Build altars, light fires, burn holy incense.
Let the voice of the lyre, the resounding horns, sound out their joys.
Clement has sealed an everlasting treaty of peace with Caesar
that he may carry off the riches of the exhausted country.
He has shut up the goddess in the house of two-faced Janus.
Let him rule for ever as she does over Latium at peace.
How great is the concord of Charles and the Holy Father!
How good it is that you are now
safe in the land under the rule of the twins!