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

  • Who reign'd in Cinara's stead, a fair, fair face,
  • Queen of sweet arts? but Fate to Cinara gave
  • A life of little space;
  • And now she cheats the grave
  • Of Lyce, spared to raven's length of days,
  • That youth may see, with laughter and disgust,
  • A fire-brand, once ablaze,
  • Now smouldering in grey dust.