Excerpt from Horace: Odes, Epodes, and the Secular Song, Newly Translated Into Verse
Poscimur Si Quid.
Harp of the Greek! if to this hand
Imported, you and I have played,
At ease and with the hour's command,
In greenwood shade,
Come, let me have, not now a waking
Of those old tones, but, to obey
The call my countrymen are making,
A Latian lay,
To memory and the public ear
Not to be lost as heretofore,
But to survive the current year,
And haply more.
The citizen of Lesbos, he
That modulated you to verse
Long antecedently to me,
With all his fierce
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