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EPIGRAM: EHEU FUGACES, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: What horace says is / eheu fugaces
Last Line: Sighing I murmur, 'o mihi praeteritos!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Ingoldsby, Thomas
Subject(s): Horace (65-8 B.c.); Language; Old Age; Words; Vocabulary

WHAT Horace says is,
Eheu fugaces
Anni labuntur, Postume, Postume!
Years glide away, and are lost to me, lost to me!
Now, when the folks in the dance sport their merry toes,
Taglionis and Ellslers, Duvernays and Ceritos,
Sighing I murmur, 'O mihi praeteritos!'

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