Odes

Horace

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

  • The tempest, nor with rain perpetual teems!
  • You too be wise, my Plancus: life's worst cloud
  • Will melt in air, by mellow wine allay'd,
  • Dwell you in camps, with glittering banners proud,
  • Or 'neath your Tibur's canopy of shade.
  • When Teucer fled before his father's frown
  • From Salamis, they say his temples deep
  • He dipp'd in wine, then wreath'd with poplar crown,
  • And bade his comrades lay their grief to sleep:
  • “Where Fortune bears us, than my sire more kind,
  • There let us go, my own, my gallant crew.
  • 'Tis Teucer leads, 'tis Teucer breathes the wind;
  • No more despair; Apollo's word is true.
  • Another Salamis in kindlier air
  • Shall yet arise. Hearts, that have borne with me
  • Worse buffets! drown today in wine your care;
  • To-morrow we recross the wide, wide sea!”