Thursday, July 14, 2016


Consolations of a Pedestrian

John Owen (1564-1622), Epigrams 9.89 (tr. Thomas Harvey):
A Horse int' Heaven did not Castor bear,
Nor rode Triptolemus in's Chariot there:
Heav'ns way's strait-narrow, Foot-men travel it;
The broad way's most for Horse and Chariot fit.

Non equus ad coelos generosum Castora vexit,
    Nec puto Triptolemum currus in astra tulit.
Semita coelorum est angusta, pedestribus apta,
    Ambulat in lata currus equusque via.
Hat tip: Ian Jackson.

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