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The Lyrics of Horace, Done Into Engl. Rhyme by T.C. Baring (Paperback) Loot Price: R284 Discovery Miles 2 840
The Lyrics of Horace, Done Into Engl. Rhyme by T.C. Baring (Paperback): Quintus Horatius Flaccus
The Lyrics of Horace, Done Into Engl. Rhyme by T.C. Baring (Paperback): Quintus Horatius Flaccus

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Quintus Horatius Flaccus

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: $ err ha What slim youth dripping with perfume, In pleasant grot where roses bloom, Woos Pyrrha now to love ? For whom Bind'st thou thy auburn hair In simple loveliness ? Ah ! me, False gods, faith broken, speedily He'll mourn, black winds and stormy sea, Who does not look to bear. He now takes all thy coin for gold; He hopes thy whim for aye to hold; Nor dreams of being in the cold. Oli ! how I pity all Who know not thy false glitter; I, From shipwreck saved, in memory, A. picture and my clothes to dry Have hung on Neptune's wall. In verses Homeric, Agrippa, thy story Of conquest let Varius tell: how with thee For leader our soldiers have won deathless glory, Where'er they have battled, by land and by sea. I dare not attempt such a subject as this is, Nor sing of Achilles' invincible ire, Nor the weary sea-travel of cunning Ulysses, Nor the offspring of Pelops, as fierce as their sire. My muse is too peaceful, and shyly recoiling, Shuns aims too exalted for her slender powers, Lest her talents be only successful in spoiling The praise of illustrious Caesar, and yours. What poet can fitly the infinite praises Of Mars, with his adamant tunic, indite ? Or of Merion, black with the dust that he raises ? Or Diomed, rivalling gods in the fight By the help of Minerva? The girls' mimic battle, When, wroth with their swains, they make ready their?nails; And the joys of the banquet, are themes for my prattle, Where, free or hard hit, frolic always prevails. chapter{Section 4Bright Rhodes, Mitylene, and Ephesus others shall sing, Or Corinth, the queen of two seas; Or Thebes, dear to Bacchus, or Tempe's Thessalian spring, Or the shrine of Apollo's decrees. Some needs must in sonnets incessantly chant the renown Of immacu...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Quintus Horatius Flaccus
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-2436-0
Barcode: 9781458924360
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4589-2436-X

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