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

  • If Phrygian marbles soothe not pain,
  • Nor star-bright purple's costliest wear,
  • Nor vines of true Falernian strain,
  • Nor Achaemenian spices rare,
  • Why with rich gate and pillard range
  • Upbuild new mansions, twice as high,
  • Or why my Sabine vale exchange
  • For more laborious luxury?