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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
A Hard Winter
 
Horace (65 B.C.–8 B.C.)
 
 
HORRIDA tempestas caelum contraxit et imbres
  niuesque deducunt Iouem; nunc mare, nunc siluae
Threicio Aquilone sonant. rapiamus, amici,
  occasionem de die: dumque uirent genua
et decet, obducta soluatur fronte senectus.        5
  tu uina torquato moue consule pressa meo.
cetera mitte loqui: deus haec fortasse benigna
  reducet in sedem uice. nunc et Achaemenio
perfundi nardo iuuat et fide Cyllenea
  leuare diris pectora sollicitudinibus,        10
nobilis ut grandi cecinit Centaurus alumno:
  ‘inuicte, mortalis dea nate puer Thetide,
te manet Assaraci tellus, quam frigida parui
  findunt Scamandri flumina lubricus et Simois,
unde tibi reditum certo subtemine Parcae        15
  rupere, nec mater domum caerula te reuehet:
illic omne malum uino cantuque leuato,
  deformis aegrimoniae dulcibus adloguis.’
 

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