Horace, Odes 1.20

Horace, Odes 1.20

Drink, Maecenas, cheap Sabine wine
Of a modest vessel, which I myself
Sealed shut in a Greek jug, when in
The theatre applause was given to you,

Dear knight, that at once the banks of
Of The fatherly river and the delightful
Echo o f the Vatican hill return
To you.

And might you drink Caecubian wine
Crushed in Calenian press: neither the wine
hills of Falerna nor Formianus qualify
My bowls.

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