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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
A Retreat for Old Age
 
Horace (65 B.C.–8 B.C.)
 
 
SEPTIMI, Gadis aditure mecum et
  Cantabrum indoctum iuga ferre nostra et
barbaras Syrtis, ubi Maura semper
  aestuat unda:
 
Tibur Argeo positum colono        5
sit meae sedes utinam senectae,
sit modus lasso maris et uiarum
  militiaeque:
 
unde si Parcae prohibent iniquae,
dulce pellitis ouibus Galaesi        10
flumen et regnata petam Laconi
  rura Phalantho.
 
ille terrarum mihi praeter omnis
angulus ridet, ubi non Hymetto
mella decedunt uiridique certat        15
  baca Venafro.
 
uer ubi longum tepidasque praebet
Iuppiter brumas et amicus Aulon
fertili Baccho minimum Falernis
  inuidet uuis;        20
 
ille te mecum locus et beatae
postulant arces: ibi tu calentem
debita sparges lacrima fauillam
  uatis amici.
 

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