Odes

Horace

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

  • You take the bait? then come without delay
  • And bring your ware: be sure, 'tis not my plan
  • To let you drain my liquor and not pay,
  • As might some wealthy man.
  • Come, quit those covetous thoughts, those knitted brows,
  • Think on the last black embers, while you may,
  • And be for once unwise. When time allows,
  • 'Tis sweet the fool to play.