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A Sealed Proposal

AD CHLOËN

Horace: Book I, Ode 23.

Vitas hinnuleo me similis, Chloë—”


Nay, Chloë, dear, forget your fear, Nor like a frightened fawn outrun me; No savage I to horrify— You shouldn’t shun me.

Come, Chloë, queen, you’re seventeen; There’s many a precedent to back us. Why shouldn’t you be Mrs. Q. Horatius Flaccus?

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