Odes

Horace

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

  • Bring wine and scents, and roses' bloom,
  • Too brief, alas! to that sweet place;
  • While life, and fortune, and the loom
  • Of the Three Sisters yield you grace.
  • Soon must you leave the woods you buy,
  • Your villa, wash'd by Tiber's flow,
  • Leave,—and your treasures, heap'd so high,
  • Your reckless heir will level low.