Pone, meum est,' inquit; pono tristisque recedo. plus dapis et rixae multo minus inuidiaeque. ut te ipsum serues, non expergisceris? cit he becomes a downright rustic, and prates of nothing but furrows and uolt et ait prope uera: 'Meae (contendere noli) to repeat my worthless writings to crowded theatres, and give an air of Hoc quoque curo. nota refert meretricis acumina, saepe catellam, 55 Debes hoc etiam rescribere, sit tibi curae 30 a patient ear to discipline. by forming his mind into a right disposition. scripta pudet recitare et nugis addere pondus,' 'Sit mihi quod nunc est, etiam minus, et mihi uiuam laeuo suspensi loculos tabulamque lacerto. breast to the Clusian springs, and retire to Gabii and [such] cold pascitur in uestrum reditum uotiua iuuenca. you know that you will be squeezed into small compass, as soon as the Do you, while your vessel is curantem quicquid dignum sapiente bonoque est? me my true name. Si potes Archiacis conuiua recumbere lectis dissignatorem decorat lictoribus atris, Ridebit monitor non exauditus, ut ille infection of profit, have no taste for any thing trivial, but still mind TO MAECENAS. supper, having discoursed of things of a public and private nature, at while you are young, with an untainted mind Imbibe instruction: now fautor utroque tuum laudabit pollice ludum. inuitus, ne turpe toral, ne sordida mappa For what shall I follow, or whom? trifling a present, or, mortifying [to your wishes], torment you [with a Empedocles an Stertinium deliret acumen? quo semel est imbuta recens, seruabit odorem pursue things which have done me hurt, avoid things which I am persuaded sollicitis animis onus eximit, addocet artis. Is the grass inferior in smell or beauty to the Camilli? Vt proficiscentem docui te saepe diuque, 'Vt libet.' Libyan pebbles? your respects to the great. frequently for her necklace, frequently for a garter forcibly taken from Away with complaints! 15 ne studio nostri pecces odiumque libellis sed quia mente minus ualidus quam corpore toto I nunc, argentum et marmor uetus aeraque et artis quid maris extremos Arabas ditantis et Indos? you should perchance ask under what leader, in what house [of Romanis sollemne uiris opus, utile famae Consentire suis studiis qui crediderit te, 65 seruos: 'Habes pretium, loris non ureris', aio. the cross.” I am a good man, and thrifty: your Sabine friend denies, and non tamen idcirco contemnas lippus inungui; that he might be wise, and able to express his sentiments; and that and Ancus are arrived. damnum est, non facinus mihi pacto lenius isto. ut puerum saeuo credas dictata magistro Quod si 25 Ira furor breuis est; animum rege, qui nisi paret, tattler, nor do open ears faithfully retain what is intrusted to them; coeperis, aut tineas pasces taciturnus inertis Why, trees are nursed along the variegated columns [of the diceret urendos correctus Bestius. and fortune preserves a benign aspect, let absent Samos, and Chios, and sic iterat uoces et uerba cadentia tollit, you pour into it turns sour. crowned at the great Olympic games, who had the hopes and happy nollet Aristippus.' et neglecta solent incendia sumere uires. Viuere naturae si conuenienter oportet, further. copia, neu fluitem dubiae spe pendulus horae.' laudibus arguitur uini uinosus Homerus; How mindful is he of me? tribe-guest his slippers with his fuddling-cap. Maecenas, iterum antiquo me includere ludo? The one employment, and the confinement of his business, in excuse for not agreeably; not because the hail has crushed my vines, and the heat has not learn, and hear, and be advised by one who is wiser, that you may no Epistle I You, of whom my earliest Muse has told, a of whom my last shall tell—you Maecenas, seek to shut me up again in my old school, though well tested in the fray, and already presented with the foil. grow dirty; either you shall in silence feed the grovelling book-worms, intendes animum studiis et rebus honestis, But when the abating warmth of the sun shall attract more 'Scitari libet ex ipso quodcumque refers; dic 60 pupillis quos dura premit custodia matrum, dormiet in lucem, scorto postponet honestum . books, and corn provided for the year; lest I fluctuate in suspense of Cum seruis urbana diaria rodere mauis; 40 The one is over-prone to complaisance, and a jester of the Ne perconteris, fundus meus, optime Quincti, ire tamen restat, Numa quo deuenit et Ancus. this Proteus, varying thus his forms? Qui semel aspexit quantum dimissa petitis If he who et genus et formam regina Pecunia donat, quid deceat, quid non obliti, Caerite cera the friendship of great men is a laudable acquisition, yet their favors Fingit equum tenera docilem ceruice magister trees? eager reader is satiated. He who is by name, Vulteius Maena, an auctioneer, of small fortune, of a it on the right side, and departing in his flying car warms the left. the fasces to any one, and, indefatigably active, snatch the curule cloud of night over my frauds.” I do not see how a covetous man can be aspersus uolet in caupona uiuere; nec qui both of you and of the city, keep it in doubt, whether the people be respect, reputation, health might happen to him in abundance, and decent I was to grow up pale by accident, [these poetasters] would drink the ut lippum pictae tabulae, fomenta podagram, my heart and soul carry me thither and long to break through those uel cursu superare canem uel uiribus aprum uirtutem doctrina paret naturane donet, 100 without a present, whom [you have seen] quaff flowing Falernian from pomisne et pratis an amicta uitibus ulmo, works at home, unjustly decries them without doors? dante minor, quamuis fers te nullius egentem.' my family, you may add to my merit: that I was in favor with the first fault, which never escapes from itself. after the healthfulness and agreeableness of the places. nec tua laudabis studia aut aliena reprendes, Rule your passion, which commands, if If your side or your reins are afflicted with an river, insomuch that Hebrus does not surround Thrace more cool or more nec somnum plebis laudo satur altilium nec 35 the great: you beg for refuse, an inferior to the [poor] giver; though for my support,” cries out [in effect], “Give me a morsel of bread:" Romae Tibur amem, uentosus Tibure Romam. It is your part, Vala, to write to me (and mine to give credit to your Albius, thou candid critic of my discourses, what shall I say you are Virtus est uitium fugere et sapientia prima Viuo et regno, simul ista reliqui to complete your four hundred thousand, you shall be a plebeian. Nos numerus sumus et fruges consumere nati, retreated through his weariness of the civil wars, he advises him to received the scorching sun? companions and a settled dwelling, and (after business ended) in the men in the state, both in war and peace; of a short stature, gray him too]: is he not forever changing his garrets, beds, baths, barbers? plus poscente ferent; distat, sumasne prudenter farm the public revenues: there are some, who would inveigle covetous produced between the fenny Minturnae and Petrinum of Sinuessa. cena breuis iuuat et prope riuum somnus in herba; 35 These I dictated to thee behind the moldering temple of Vacuna; in all cur me funesto properent arcere ueterno, 10 ("Agamemnon", "Hom. te duce per pueros hostili more refertur; mirabor, uitae uia si conuersa decebit. Amphion is thought to have were not a body without a mind. lenibus imperiis, quotiensque educet in agros 45 dreads the burden, as too much for a pusillanimous soul and a weak a [man’s] brazen wall, to be conscious of no ill, to turn pale with no cum res deficiunt, satis inter uilia fortis; bring me word from what house, who he is, of what fortune, who is his false from true. Vt uentum ad cenam est, dicenda tacenda locutus candidus inperti; si nil, his utere mecum. seruiet aeternum, quia paruo nesciet uti. next neighbor to a madman. disagreeable business drags me to Rome. guilt. Q. Horatius Flaccus (Horace), Epistles H. Rushton Fairclough, Ed. sub duce qui templis Parthorum signa refigit accommodate my cattle with plenty of acorns, and their master with a quo multae magnaeque secantur iudice lites, Inuidus alterius macrescit rebus opimis; from year to year? cum pulchris tunicis sumet noua consilia et spes, clarus, ab officiis octauam circite horam tu nihil admittes in te formidine poenae; Quem res plus nimio delectauere secundae, 30 should imitate Cato; will he represent the virtue and morals of Cato? nil ait esse prius, melius nil caelibe uita; The envious, the choleric, the indolent, the slave to wine, to resentment suggested, while he violently plies his revenge with unsated Or do you et ludis et post decisa negotia Campo. your eyes, but if any thing gnaws your mind, defer the time of curing it Introduction. . orb, what is the intention and power of the jarring harmony of things, Fecundi calices quem non fecere disertum, non aliena meo pressi pede. iratus; quis enim inuitum seruare laboret? si recte frueris, non est ut copia maior Who diffuses quae si cum sociis stultus cupidusque bibisset, disliked by the austere brother, was silent. Wherefore, once deceived, forbear to defend one who suffers by But carmina (17) could hardly refer to the book in which Horace … others who would censure him. Tell me, which maxim and conduct ingenuis oculisque legi manibusque teneri. road to Brundusium. in uenas animumque meum, quod uerba ministret, 20 si posset centum scaenae praebere rogatus, fasciculum portes librorum, ut rusticus agnum, and I will endure even to be accounted foolish. nec tamen ignorat quid distent aera lupinis; horum tu in numerum uoto ruis, inuidet usum say, being asked if he could lend a hundred cloaks for the stage, “How their estates; since nothing is better than a fat thrush, nothing finer Vt matrona meretrici dispar erit atque send [like fish] into their ponds: the fortunes of many grow by cum semel accepit Solem furibundus acutum? is pleasant without love and mirth, live in love and mirth. turn; notwithstanding you swear you are afraid of the fumes of wine by cogere quam satis est ac non cessare uidebor. . toward you, and none from you, affright me.” Thou art a monster with When Agrippa’s portico, and the Appian way, shall tractus uter pluris lepores, uter educet apros, trembling seize your greased hands. gives the omen, [he will cry,]–"to-morrow, workmen, ye shall convey digni, remigium uitiosum Ithacensis Vlixei, magna coronari contemnat Olympia, cui spes, 50 infectum uolet esse, dolor quod suaserit et mens, 60 commands the swarm. I macra cauum repetes artum, quem macra subisti.' Non tibi paruom Nor does he, who has been once ridiculed in the streets, care to lift up fraternis animis, quicquid negat alter, et alter, et mihi res, non me rebus subiungere conor. friends for being industrious to rouse me from a fatal lethargy; that I with me to-day.” “As you please.” “Then you will come after the ninth implorauit opes hominis frenumque recepit; google_ad_height = 60; There there is no one who reduces my possessions with tells it what trouble it is to undergo, and imparts some things to be a penny, stuck in the road [for sport]. What fields. and provisions. his attendants. attingit solium Iouis et caelestia temptat; year, whether the stars spontaneously or by direction wander about and contrary,] hate to sin from the love of virtue; you will commit no crime Miletus with greater aversion than [the bite of] dog or viper; he will rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis; at ille cui libet hic fascis dabit eripietque curule With what noose can I hold Virtus est medium uitiorum et utrimque reductum. Caere; like the depraved crew of Ulysses of Ithaca, to whom forbidden Atride, magis apta tibi tua dona relinquam.' fare, of sufficient resolution amid mean provisions; but, if any thing worse than his expectations, with downcast look he be stupefied in mind would be of service, inconstant as the wind, at Rome am in love with Ultima laus est tacitum siluas inter reptare salubris, curantem quicquid dignum sapiente bonoque?..., ponendaeque domo quaerenda est area primum, nouistine locum potiorem rure beato 60 ad cenam,. 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