• Confined to common life thy numbers flow,
    And neither soar too high nor sink too low;
    There strength and ease in graceful union meet,
    Though polished, subtle, and though poignant, sweet;
    Yet powerful to abash the from of crime
    And crimson error's cheek with sportive rhyme.
    [Lat., Verba togae sequeris, junctura callidus acri,
    Ore teres modico, pallentes radere mores
    Doctus, et ingenuo culpam defigere ludo.]