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Book First, Ode Thirty-Eighth.

I hate the Persian banquet’s pride :1
Boy, fling that gaudy wreath aside ;2
Nor seek in what lone dell the rose,3
To form th’ autumnal chaplet, blows.4
Asks nothing more the myrtle band ;5
Add not a leaf, ’ tis my command.6
Well fits it thee, that simple braid,7
Me, quaffing in the vine’s green shade.8