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There is, perhaps, no author who has received so much attention from critics, and in whose works there are nevertheless so many passages respecting the true interpretation of which there is a great diversity of opinion. In these cases, the present editor has not hesitated to affix that which has appeared to him to be the true sense; but has at the same time generally directed attention to other interpretations, leaving it to the judgment of the intelligent teacher to adopt the one which shall seem to him to rest upon the most solid foundation.
NEWPORT, R. I., January 1st, 1850.
Q. HORATII FLACCI
MAECENAS atavis edite regibus,
Multos castra juvant, et lituo tubae
Jam satis terris nivis atque dirae
Terruit urbem :
Templaque Vestae ; Iliae dum se nimium querenti Jactat ultorem, vagus et sinistra