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Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Laurable tells us that yesterday was the birthday of Horace. Something from The Way We Are, David Ferry translation:

Let us take all our jewels
   And all our useless gold
And all such precious things
   Up to the Capitoline

And throw them all away
   While the cheering crowd applauds
...........

The money grows and grows
   But something's always lacking.

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