compesce

compesce

(kəmˈpɛs)
vb (tr)
archaic to curb or restrain
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He has smoothly prepared the way for the compesce mentem (calm yourself, 1.16.22) which he immediately follows by me quoque, indicating (as a fellow sufferer) his own susceptibility to this condition.
Actuosa porto lampade discute mentium umbras et grassantis nequitiae conscia, scrutata ingeniorum fibras, phagedaena animorum ulcera tuis balsamo et igne compesce. Vitiorum vespera scelerum noctem trahit: adsta oblucinantibus et praenite ....
"Ira furor brevis est: animum rege; qui nisi paret / imperat; hunc frenis, hunc tu compesce catena.