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

  • Lethe's true draught is Massic wine;
  • Fill high the goblet; pour out free
  • Rich streams of unguent. Who will twine
  • The hasty wreath from myrtle-tree
  • Or parsley? Whom will Venus seat
  • Chairman of cups? Are Bacchants sane?
  • Then I'll be sober. O, 'tis sweet
  • To fool, when friends come home again!