Clavis Horatiana; or, A key to the odes of Horace. To which is prefixed, a life of the poet, and an account of the Horatian metres

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Page 211 - Borne immortal far beyond the lofty stars', the poet shall live in everlasting fame: lamque opus exegi, quod nee lovis ira nee ignis nee poterit ferrum nee edax abolere vetustas. cum volet, ilia dies, quae nil nisi corporis huius ius habet, incerti spatium mihi finiat aevi: parte tamen meliore mei super alta perennis astra ferar, nomenque erit indelebile nostrum, quaque patet domitis Romana potentia terris, ore legar populi, perque omnia saecula fama, siquid habent veri vatum praesagia, vivam.
Page 144 - To kings, that fear their subjects' treachery ? " O, yes, it doth ; a thousand fold it doth. " And to conclude, — the shepherd's homely curds ; " His cold thin drink out of his leather bottle. " His wonted sleep under a fresh tree's shade, " All which secure and sweetly he enjoys, " Is far beyond a prince's delicates, •' His viands sparkling in a golden cup, years, " His body couched in a curious bed, " When care, mistrust, and treason wait on him.
Page 226 - I care not : though this face be seen no more, The world will pass as cheerful as before ; Bright as before the day-star will appear, The fields as verdant, and the skies as clear ; Nor storms nor comets will my doom declare, Nor signs on earth, nor portents in the air ; Unknown and silent will depart my breath, Nor nature e'er take notice of my death. Yet some there are (ere spent my vital days) Within whose breasts my tomb I wish to raise.
Page 204 - Sunt geminae Somni portae; quarum altera fertur cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris, altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, 895 sed falsa ad caelum mittunt insomnia Manes.
Page 211 - Augustum, quem temperat, orbe relicto accedat caelo faveatque precantibus absens ! 870 lamque opus exegi, quod nee lovis ira nee ignis nee poterit ferrum nee edax abolere vetustas. cum volet, ilia dies, quae nil nisi corporis huius ius habet, incerti spatium mihi finiat aevi : parte tamen meliore mei super alta perennis 875 astra ferar, nomenque erit indelebile nostrum, quaque patet domitis Romana potentia terris, ore legar populi, perque omnia saecula fama, siquid habent veri vatum praesagia, vivam.
Page 233 - Phaethon from his father, and was afterwards so presumptuous as to request his father to allow him to drive the chariot of the sun across the heavens for one day.
Page i - Clavis Horatiana; or a Key to the Odes of Horace. To which is prefixed a Life of the Poet, and an Account of the Horatian Metres. For the Use of Schools.
Page 65 - Chimaera: a fire-breathing monster, with the head of a lion, the tail of a serpent, and the body of a goat ; whence the name, 289.
Page 114 - When winds the mountain oak assail, And lay its glories waste, Content may slumber in the vale, Unconscious of the blast. Through scenes of tumult while we roam, The heart, alas ! is ne'er at home, It hopes in time to roam no more ; The mariner, not vainly brave, Combats the storm, and rides the wave, To rest at last on shore.
Page 65 - XXIII. ver. 72 ct sfq.), we see that the performance of due funeral rites was required to admit the departed Greeks to happiness beyond the grave ; and Virgil (/En., VI. ver. 329) shows that the Romans whose remains lay unburied were condemned to wander for a hundred years on the banks of the Styx, forbidden to cross the fated stream. But there is no mention of personal merit or demerit as affecting their position. 8 " Raise stones . . . To all who have fallen in the war. Leaders they were not, but...

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