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Horatius

Horatius

John Reinhard Weguelin, Horatius defending the Sublician bridge, from the 1881 edition. Credit: Wikipedia.

Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods.”

Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay
“Lays of Ancient Rome” (1842)