Odes

Horace

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

  • Reserved for sinners, e'en when dead:
  • Those impious hands, (could crime do more?)
  • Those impious hands had hearts to shed
  • Their bridegrooms' gore!
  • One only, true to Hymen's flame,
  • Was traitress to her sire forsworn:
  • That splendid falsehood lights her name
  • Through times unborn.
  • “Wake!” to her youthful spouse she cried,
  • “Wake! or you yet may sleep too well:
  • Fly—from the father of your bride,
  • Her sisters fell: