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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Eheu fugaces
 
Horace (65 B.C.–8 B.C.)
 
 
EHEV fugaces, Postume, Postume,
  labuntur anni nec pietas moram
rugis et instanti senectae
  adferet indomitaeque morti;
 
non, si trecenis quotquot eunt dies,        5
amice, places inlacrimabilem
  Plutona tauris, qui ter amplum
    Geryonen Tityonque tristi
 
conpescit unda, scilicet omnibus
quicumque terrae munere uescimur        10
  enauiganda, siue reges
    siue inopes erimus coloni.
 
frustra cruento marte carebimus
fractisque rauci fluctibus Hadriae,
  frustra per autumnos nocentem        15
    corporibus metuemus austrum:
 
uisendus ater flumine languido
Cocytos errans et Danai genus
  infame damnatusque longi
    Sisyphus Aeolides laboris:        20
 
linquenda tellus et domus et placens
uxor, neque harum quas colis arborum
  te praeter inuisas cupressos
    ulla breuem dominum sequetur.
 
absumet heres Caecuba dignior        25
seruata centum clauibus et mero
  tinguet pauimentum superbus
    pontificum potiore cenis.
 

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