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

  • Should Troy revive to hateful life,
  • Her star again should set in gore,
  • While I, Jove's sister and his wife,
  • To victory led my host once more.
  • Though Phoebus thrice in brazen mail
  • Should case her towers, they thrice should fall,
  • Storm'd by my Greeks: thrice wives should wail
  • Husband and son, themselves in thrall.”—
  • Such thunders from the lyre of love!
  • Back, wayward Muse! refrain, refrain
  • To tell the talk of gods above,
  • And dwarf high themes in puny strain.