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

  • Who the uneven Muses loves,
  • Will fire his dizzy brain with three times three;
  • Three once told the Grace approves;
  • She with her two bright sisters, gay and free,
  • Shrinks, as maiden should, from strife:
  • But I'm for madness. What has dull'd the fire
  • Of the Berecyntian fife?
  • Why hangs the flute in silence with the lyre?