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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Beatus unicis Sabinis
 
Horace (65 B.C.–8 B.C.)
 
 
NON ebur neque aureum
  mea renidet in domo lacunar,
non trabes Hymettiae
  premunt columnas ultima recisas
 
Africa, neque Attali        5
  ignotus heres regiam occupaui,
nec Laconicas mihi
  trahunt honestea purpuras clientae.
 
at fides et ingeni
  benigna uena est pauperemque diues        10
me petit: nihil supra
  deos lacesso nec potentem amicum
 
largiora flagito,
  satis beatus unicis Sabinis.
truditur dies die        15
  nouaeque pergunt interire lunae:
 
tu secanda marmora
  locas sub ipsum funus et sepulcri
inmemor struis domos
  marisque Bais obstrepentis urges        20
 
summouere litora,
  parum locuples continente ripa;
quid guod usque proximos
  reuellis agri terminos et ultra
 
limites clientium        25
  salis auarus? pellitur paternos
in sinu ferens deos
  et uxor et uir sordidosque natos.
 
nulla certior tamen
  rapacis Orci sede destinata        30
aula diuitem manet
  crum. quid ultra tendis? aequa tellus
 
pauperi recluditur
  regumque pueris, nec satelles Orci
callidum Promethea        35
  reuexit auro captus: hic superbum
 
Tantalum atque Tantali
  genus coercet, hic leuare functum
pauperem laboribus
  uocatus atque non uocatus audit.        40
 

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