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

  • How unhappy are the maidens who with Cupid may not play,
  • Who may never touch the wine-cup, but must tremble all the day
  • At an uncle, and the scourging of his tongue!
  • Neobule, there's a robber takes your needle and your thread,
  • Lets the lessons of Minerva run no longer in your head;
  • It is Hebrus, the athletic and the young!
  • O, to see him when anointed he is plunging in the flood!
  • What a seat he has on horseback! was Bellerophon's as good?
  • As a boxer, as a runner, past compare!
  • When the deer are flying blindly all the open country o'er,
  • He can aim and he can hit them; he can steal upon the boar,
  • As it couches in the thicket unaware.