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

  • In vain we shun war's contact red
  • Or storm-tost spray of Hadrian main:
  • In vain, the season through, we dread
  • For our frail lives Scirocco's bane.
  • Cocytus' black and stagnant ooze
  • Must welcome you, and Danaus' seed
  • Ill-famed, and ancient Sisyphus
  • To never-ending toil decreed.