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 Choreu’tæ [Koru’tee].Chouans (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Choriambic Metre.
Horace gives us a great variety, but the main feature in all is the prevalence of the choriambus (). Specimen translations of two of these metres are subjoined:   1
   (1) Horace, 1 Odes, viii.    2
Lydia, why on Stanley,
By the great gods, tell me, I pray, ruinous love you centre?
Once he was strong and manly,
Never seen now, patient of toil, Mars’ sunny camp to e’ ter.
E. C. B.
   (2) The other specimen is 1 Odes, xii.    3
When you, with an approving smile,
Praise those delicate arms, Lydy, of Telephus,
Ah me! how you stir up my bile!
Heart-sick, that for a boy you should forsake me thus.
E. C. B.

 Choreu’tæ [Koru’tee].Chouans (2 syl.). 


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