previous next

[300]
     Plucked and transferred thee to its lyric page;
Intent to bind thy brows with oaken crown,
     And hand thy name in crimson glory down,
Kindling the narrative from age to age
     To fire the hearts of hero, saint, and sage
Above the fear of tyrants or their frown.
     Come, take thy station by th' intrepid twain
That shout o'er th' Athenian tyrants slain
     By that bold boy, that braved Porsena's flame,
And burned his way through torture to his fame—
     By him, Horatius, stalwart to the last—
These are thy kin, these great souls of the past.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Horatius (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: