CARMEN I 38AH CHILD, NO PERSIAN ...
Horace (Q. Horatius Flaccus)trans. Gerard Manley Hopkins
Persicos odi, puer, apparatus,
displicent nexae philyra coronae,
mitte sectari, rosa quo locorum
sera moretur.

Simplici myrto nihil adlabores
sedulus, curo: neque te ministrum
dedecet myrtus neque me sub arta
uite bibentem.
Ah child, no Persian - perfect art!
Crowns composite and braided bast
They tease me. Never know the part
Where roses linger last.

Bring natural myrtle, and have done:
Myrtle will suit your place and mine:
And set the glasses from the sun
Beneath the tackled vine.

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Publ. Penguin Books

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