The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.

[Singula de nobis anni praedantur euntes.]

Horace (65-8 BC) Roman poet and satirist [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]
Epistles, Book 2, ep. 2, l. 56 (c. 20-14 BC)

Alt. trans.: "The passing years steal one thing after another"

Pope's translation: "Years following years steal something every day; / At last they steal us from ourselves away."

Added on 6-Jun-11 | Last updated 18-May-16
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