The Greek anthology, Volume 1

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W. Heinemann, 1916 - English poetry - 1890 pages
 

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Page xiii - Collections from the Greek Anthology, and from the Pastoral, Elegiac, and Dramatic Poets of Greece.
Page 245 - Kissing Hippomenes, my heart was fixed on Leander; clinging to Leander's lips, I bear the image of Xanthus in my mind; and embracing Xanthus my heart goes back to Hippomenes. Thus ever I refuse him I have in my grasp, and receiving one after another in my ever shifting arms, 1 court wealth of Love. Let whoso blames me remain in single poverty.
Page 299 - I, LAIS, whose haughty beauty made mock of Greece, I who once had a swarm of young lovers at my doors, dedicate my mirror to Aphrodite, since I wish not to look on myself as I am, and cannot look on myself as I once was.

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