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

  • The sons of Danube shall not scorn
  • The Julian edicts; no, nor they
  • By Tanais' distant river horn,
  • Nor Persia, Scythia, or Cathay.
  • And we on feast and working-tide,
  • While Bacchus' bounties freely flow,
  • Our wives and children at our side,
  • First paying Heaven the prayers we owe,
  • Shall sing of chiefs whose deeds are done,
  • As wont our sires, to flute or shell,
  • And Troy, Anchises, and the son
  • Of Venus on our tongues shall dwell.