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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
Eugene Field. 1850–1895
 
229. The Preference Declared
 
Horace Ode I. 38
 
BOY, I detest the Persian pomp; 
  I hate those linden-bark devices; 
And as for roses, holy Moses! 
  They can't be got at living prices! 
Myrtle is good enough for us,—         5
  For you, as bearer of my flagon; 
For me, supine beneath this vine, 
  Doing my best to get a jag on! 
 
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