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And now 'tis done: more durable than brass

My monument shall be, and raise its head O'er royal pyramids: it shall not dread

Corroding rain or angry Boreas, Nor the long lapse of immemorial time.

I shall not wholly die: large residue Shall 'scape the queen of funerals. Ever new

My after fame shall grow, while pontiffs climb With silent maids the Capitolian height.

"Born," men will say, "where Aufidus is loud, Where Daunus, scant of streams, beneath him bow'd

The rustic tribes, from dimness he wax'd bright, First of his race to wed the Aeolian lay

To notes of Italy." Put glory on, My own Melpomene, by genius won,

And crown me of thy grace with Delphic bay.

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