Odes

Horace

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

  • Ah Censorinus! to my comrades true
  • Rich cups, rare bronzes, gladly would I send:
  • Choice tripods from Olympia on each friend
  • Would I confer, choicer on none than you,
  • Had but my fate such gems of art bestow'd
  • As cunning Scopas or Parrhasius wrought,
  • This with the brush, that with the chisel taught
  • To image now a mortal, now a god.