Horace, creator; Conington, John, 1825-1869, editor

  • What blessing shall the bard entreat
  • The god he hallows, as he pours
  • The winecup? Not the mounds of wheat
  • That load Sardinian threshing floors;
  • Not Indian gold or ivory—no,
  • Nor flocks that o'er Calabria stray,
  • Nor fields that Liris, still and slow,
  • Is eating, unperceived, away.