Stabant orantes primi transmittere cursum Tendebantque manus ripae ulterioris amore.
There all stood begging to be first across
And reached out longing hands to the far shore.
They stood, pleading to be the first ferried across,
and stretched out hands in yearning for the farther shore.
They stood begging to be the first to make the voyage over
and they reached out their hands in longing for the further shore.