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Neu desint epulis rosae,

Neu vivax apium, neu breve lilium. Omnes in Damalin putres

Deponent oculos, neç Damalis novo Divelletur adultero

Lascivis hederis ambitiosior.

XXXVII.

Nunc est bibendum, nunc pede libero Pulsanda tellus: nunc Saliaribus Ornare pulvinar deorum

Tempus erat dapibus, sodales. Antehac nefas depromere Caecubum Cellis avitis, dum Capitolio Regina dementes ruinas,

Funus et imperio parabat Contaminato cum grege turpium Morbo virorum, quidlibet impotens Sperare, fortunaque dulci

Ebria. Sed minuit furorem Vix una sospes navis ab ignibus ; Mentemque lymphatam Mareotico Redegit in veros timores

Caesar, ab Italia volantem

Dogging her flight from Italy, (e'en so
Hawk, gentle dove pursues, or through the snow

Keen sportsman, hare, on Aemon's plains,)

And, bent on girdling with his chains That baleful marvel, who, resolved to die By nobler death, paled not with womanly

Fear of the sword's fell menace, nor

Sought with swift ships some secret shore;
But with a countenance serene could eye
Her ruined palace, and courageously

Handle infuriate asps, nor shrank

While their foul spume her body drank:
Firmer since she her death had pre-ordained,
Not she, in truth, by rude Liburnians deigned

To be borne off triumphantly,
As though some low-born woman, she.

The thin inner bark of the linden-tree, says Mr. Macleane, was used

for a lining on which flowers were sewn to form the richer kind of chaplets called 'sutiles.'

I HATE, boy, preparations Persian:
Linden-wrought wreaths are my aversion.
Cease searching in what corner grows
Delaying there, the tardy rose;
And labour not so anxiously
Aught to plain myrtle to supply.
Myrtle will shame not, I opine,
Either thy forehead, page, or mine,
While here I drink, 'neath arching vine.

Remis adurgens, accipiter velut
Molles columbas, aut leporem citus
Venator in campis nivalis

Haemoniae, daret ut catenis
Fatale monstrum: quae generosius
Perire quaerens, nec muliebriter
Expavit ensem, nec latentes

Classe cita reparavit oras.
Ausa et jacentem visere regiam
Voltu sereno, fortis et asperas
Tractare serpentes, ut atrum

Corpore combiberet venenum;
Deliberata morte ferocior,
Saevis Liburnis scilicet invidens
Privata deduci superbo

Non humilis mulier triumpho.

XXXVIII. AD PUERUM.

PERSICOS odi, puer, apparatus :
Displicent nexae philyra coronae :
Mitte sectari rosa quo locorum

Sera moretur.
Simplici myrto nihil allabores
Sedulus curo: neque te ministrum
Dedecet myrtus, neque me sub arta

Vite bibentem.

1

THE ODES OF

HORACE.

BOOK II.

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