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SATIRES OF JUVENAL
TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH
S. G. OWEN M.A.,
STUDENT AND TUTOR OF CHRIST CHURCH OXFORD
EDITOR OF OVID'S TRISTIA AND CATULLUS
METHUEN & CO.
36 ESSEX STREET, W.C.
Poet and preacher, thou whose clamorous rage
Strove to abase the haughty doers of crime,
And with the nimble scalpel of thy rime
Is writ the praise of justice for all time,
And grim reproof of lechery, whose rank slime Defiled men's lives, heaven's rightful appanage. Thou livest yet: to scorn death's phantom fears,
Nor for life's sake to lose life's fountainhead Honour, is still thy cry; thy pitiful tears
Are still for suffering men down-trodden shed; Still thunders through the multitudinous years The glory of thy voice that is not dead.
S. G. 0.