Horatian ode quotes

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The forward Youth that would appear
Must now forsake his Muses dear,
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March indefatigably on,
And for the last effect
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Though Justice against Fate complain,
And plead the antient Rights in vain:
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Henothing common did, or mean,
Upon the memorable Scene:
But with his keener Eye
The Axes edge did try:
If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies.
The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.
The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high developmen ...
Primitive times are lyrical, ancient times epical, modern times dramatic. The ode sings of eternity, the epic imparts solemnity to ...
I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if onl ...
From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and th ...
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