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Cynara by Ernest Christopher Dowson (Updated post)

Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion. by Ernest Dowson (1867 – 1900) Richard Burton’s voice in this reading continues to haunt me. It’s been about nine months since … Continue reading

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I Have Been Faithful to Thee, Cynara! in My Fashion

Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae by Ernest Dowson (1867 – 1900) Carol Rumens writes in the Guardian  (external link) that this poem’s title is “[F]rom Horace’s Odes, Book 4, 1, translat[ing] as “I am not as I … Continue reading

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