Found poem about Horatio -- need author

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scottteam
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Found poem about Horatio -- need author

Post by scottteam » Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:25 pm

Salvete!

I will be teaching Latin this year to 1st thru 6th graders and found online a very kid-friendly poem about Horatio at the Bridge. If anyone knows who the author is (it has a very James Whitcomb Riley-esque meter about it), please reply so that I can give her/him credit.

The opening stanza is:

Kids were playing in the fields and the summer air was blowing,
Mothers did their cooking as the afternoon was slowing.

There are about 45 more stanzas.

Gratias!

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Post by Magistra » Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:32 pm

HORATIUS AT THE BRIDGE
Retold in modern English by Adrienne Potter

From the original "Horatius" by Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) originally published in 1842
from http://www.kidsread.net/Horatio.htm

Magistra

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Post by scottteam » Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:15 pm

Optime!! Thanks for your help!

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