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 Hor’ace.Hora’tio. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Horatian Metre (An).
 
Book i. Ode iv. In alternate lines, one of seventeen syllables and the other of eleven, thus:    1
   Below is a translation of the first four lines in this Horatian metre (rhyming):   2
       
Now that the winter is past, blithe spring to the balmy fields inviteth,
And lo! from the dry sands men their keels are hauling;
Cattle no longer their stalls affect, nor the hind his hearth delighteth,
Nor deadly Frost spreads over meads her palling.
       
E. C. B.
   See ALCAIC, ASCLEPIADIC, CHORIAMBIC, SAPPHIC, etc. (See also HEXAMETERS, and HEXAMETERS AND PENTAMETERS.)   3
 


 Hor’ace.Hora’tio. 

 
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