978-0-333-11876-4 / 0333118766

The Odes (Classical)

by Horace

Publisher:Nelson Thornes Ltd



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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...cold. Him from th' opposing rampart's square Matrons and maids beleaguered there With terror oft. behold; And oft with long-drawn sighs invoke The sheltering aid of Heaven; Lest their young spouse, with heedless stroke, The vengeful lion's rage provoke Through blood and slaughter driven. ODE II. Angtjstam amice pauperism pati Robustus acri militia puer Condiscat; et Parthos feroces Vexet eques metuendus hasta: Vitamque sub divo, et trepidis agat In rebus: illum ex moenibus hosticis Matrona bellantis tyranni Prospiciens, et adulta virgo, Suspiret; Eheu! ne rudis agminum Sponsus lacessat regius asperum Tactu leonem, quem cruenta Per medias rapit ira caedes. The martyr to his country dies A sweet and glorious death; Fate strikes the coward as he flies, Nor heeds the tender stripling's cries, Nor spares his craven breath. Virtue, superior to defeat, With unstained honour shines; And neither claims the consul's seat, Nor awed by Faction's vulgar threat, Her dignity resigns. Virtue, to such as Death defy, To heaven points out the road; And spurning the damp earth, on high Aspires to immortality, And seeks repose with God. Discretion too her meed shall bear; With one that could betray The myst'ries of Eleusis, ne'er Would I consent my roof to share, Or tempt the watery way. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori: Mors et fugacem persequitur virum, Nee parcit imbellis juventae Poplitibus timidove tergo. Virtus, repulsae nescia sordidae, Intaminatis fulget honoribus: Nee sumit aut ponit secures Arbitrio popularis aurae. Virtus, recludens immeritis mori Coelum, negata tentat iter via; Ccetusque vulgares et udam Spernit humum fugiente penna. Est et fideli tuta silentio Merces: vetabo, qui Cereris sacrum Vulgarit arcanae, sub isdem Sit trabibus, fragilemve...

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