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Lectoribus eruditis, 'prefertim iżs, qui in ludis litera

riis operam navant.

NOLUMUS fanè cum Fabio Horatium in quibufdam interpretari, ideoque locos omnes parùm caftos honeftâ (uti speramus) fraude ad verecundiam quodammodo revocavimus. Tantum enim abest ut juvenes’ab asteriscis (quibus editiones in usum Delph. fcatent) quo minùs quædam legant, impediantur, ut potiùs exinde dirigatur, imò invitetur eorum curva in pravum curiositas.

Q. Horatii Flacci

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Q. HORATII FLACCI

CAR MINUM

LIBER I.

CA R M E N I.

AD CILNIUM MÆCENATEM.

Alios aliis ftudiis duci : se lyrici vatis gloriam ambire,

unius Mecenatis judicia obtinendam. MA

ÆCENAS atavis edite regibus,

O & præsidium.& dulce decus meum !
Sunt quos curriculo pulverem Olympicum
Collegiffe juvat, metaque fervidis
Evitata rotis, palmaque nobilis

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Terrarum dominos evehit* ad Deos.
Hunc, fi mobiliumt turba Quiritium
Certat tergeminis tollere honoribus ;
Illum, fi proprio condidit horreo
Quidquid de Libycis verritur areis;

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Gaudenten * Evehere. Bentl. + Nunc, & nobilium.

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To MÆCENAS,
All men have different attachments : Horace's taste

is for Lyric poetry, for the success of which he de

pends upon the patronage of MÆCENAS. MA

ÆCENAS, defcended from royal ancestors,

O both my protection and my darling honour! There are some whose delight it is to have collected Olympic duft in the chariot race; and whom the goal nicely avoided by glowing wheels, and the noble palm, exalts to the gods--the governors of the world.

This man, if an afsembly of the capricious Ro. man commonalty be bent to raise him to the highest dignities; another, if he hath *stored up in

his own granary whatsoever is swept from the Lybian

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threshing* Hath imported vast quantities of corn from Africa.

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Gaudentem patrios findere farculo
Agros, Attalicis conditionibus
Nunquam dimoveas, ut trabe Cypria
Myrtoum pavidus nauta secet mare.
Luctantem Icariis fluétibus Africum
Mercator metuens, otium & oppidi
Laudat rura sui : mox reficit rates
Quassas, indocilis pauperiem pati,
Elt qui nec veteris pocula Mallici,
Nec partem folido demere de die
Spernit, nunc viridi membra fub arbuto
Scratus, nunc ad aquæ lene caput facræ.
Multos caftra juvant, et lituo tubæ
Permistus fonitus, hellaque matribus
Detestata. Manet fub Jove frigido
Venator, teneræ conjugis immemor:
Seú vifa eft ulis cerva fidelibus,
Seu rupit teretes Marsus aper plagas.
Me * docłarum ederæ præmia frontium
Dis miscent fuperis : me gelidum nemus,
Nympharumque leves cum Satyris chori,
Secernunt populo ; fi neque tibias
Euterpe cohibet, nec Polyhymnia
Lelboum refugit tendere barbiton.
Quod fi me lyricis vatibus inseres,
Sublimi feriam lidera vertice.

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* Te. HARE.

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