Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written -8
Genre Poetry
Origin Rome
Publisher Everyman's Library
My Copy old everyman's clothbound
First Read January 29, 2013

The Works of Horace

He's more a king who can control
The greedy longings of his soul,
Than if wild tribes from pole to pole
Bowed to his sovereign sway.
Dropsies indulged are the worst:
The puffing, pale and raging thirst
Increase, til from the system first
The cause be driven away.

Quoted on March 4, 2013

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