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Q. HORATII FLACCI

CARMINUM

L I B R I.

VOL. 1.

Q. HORATII FLACCI

CAR MINUM

L I B E R I.

CARMEN I.

AD CILNIUM MÆCENATE M.

Alios aliis Audiis duci : fe lyrici vatis gloriam am

bire, unius Mæcenatis judicio obtinendam.

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ÆCENAS, atavis edite regibus,

O et præsidium et dulce decus meum !

Sunt quos curriculo pulverem Olympicum Collegifle juvat; metaque fervidis Evitata rotis, palmaque nobilis,

5 Terrarum dominos evehit * ad Deos. Hunc, fi mobilium + turba Quiritium Certat tergeminis tollere honoribus ; Illum, fi proprio condidit horrea

Quidquid • Evehere. Benil,

Nunc, si nobilium,

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All men have different attachments : Horace's

taste is for Lyric poetry, for the success of which he depends upon the patronage of MÆCENAS.

ÆCENAS, defcended from royal an.

cestors, O both my protection and my

darling honour! There are some whose delight it is to have collected Olynı pic dust 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 assembly of the capricious Roman commonaliy be bent to raise him to the higheft dignities; another, if he hath * stored up in his

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• Hath imported valt quantities of corn from Africa.

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Quidquid de Libycis verritur areis;
Gaudentem patrios findere farculo
Agros, Attalicis conditionibus
Nunquam dimoveas, ut trabe Cypria
Myrtoum pavidus nauta secet mare.
Luctantem Icariis Auctibus Africum
Mercator metuens, otium et oppidi
Laudat rura fui: mox reficit rates
Quaffas, indocilis pauperiem pati.
Eft qui nec veteris pocula Mallici,
Nec partem solido demere de die
Spernit, nunc viridi membra fub arbuto
Stratus, nunc ad aquæ

facræ.
Multes caftra juvant, et lituo tubæ
Permiftus fonitus, bellaque matribus
Deteftata. Manet fub Jove frigido
Venator, teneræ conjugis immemor;
Seu visa est catulis cerva fidelibus,
Seu rupit teretes Marsus aper plagas.
Me + doctarum ederæ præmia frontium
Dis miscent fuperis : me gelidum nemus,
Nympharumque teves cum Satyris chori
Secernunt populo ; fi neque tibias
Euterpe cohibet, nec Polyhymnia
Lelboum refugit tendere barbiton.
Quod fi me lyricis vatibús inseres,
Sublimi feriam fidera vertice.

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