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Metamorphoses: Book The First by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The First by Ovid

OF bodies chang'd to various forms, I sing:Ye Gods, from whom these miracles did spring,Inspire my numbers with coelestial heat,'Till I my long laborious work compleat:And add ...

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The Art Of Love: Book Two by Ovid

The Art Of Love: Book Two by Ovid

...Short partings do best, though: time wears out affections,The absent love fades, a new one takes its place.With Menelaus away, Helen's disinclination for sleepingAlone led ...

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Elegy For Tibullus by Ovid

Elegy For Tibullus by Ovid

If Memnon's mother mourned, Achilles's mother mourned, and our sad fates can touch great goddesses, then weep, and loose your hair in grief you never earned, Elegy, now ah! too ...

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Love And War by Ovid

Love And War by Ovid

Lovers all are soldiers, and Cupid has his campaigns: I tell you, Atticus, lovers all are soldiers.Youth is fit for war, and also fit for Venus.Imagine an aged soldier, an ...

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Disappointment by Ovid

Disappointment by Ovid

But oh, I suppose she was ugly, she wasn't elegant, I hadn't yearned for her often in my prayers.Yet holding her I was limp, and nothing happened at all: I just lay there, a ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Eighth by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Eighth by Ovid

NOW shone the morning star in bright array,To vanquish night, and usher in the day:The wind veers southward, and moist clouds arise,That blot with shades the blue meridian ...

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Magic by Ovid

Magic by Ovid

YE elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves, And ye that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back, you ...

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Seeing Thou Art Fair by Ovid

Seeing Thou Art Fair by Ovid

SEEING thou art fair, I bar not thy false playing, But let not me poor soul know of thy straying. Nor do I give thee counsel to live chaste, But that thou would'st dissemble, ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Ninth by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Ninth by Ovid

Theseus requests the God to tell his woes,Whence his maim'd brow, and whence his groans aroseWhence thus the Calydonian stream reply'd,With twining reeds his careless tresses ...

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On Fidelity by Ovid

On Fidelity by Ovid

I don't ask you to be faithful - you're beautiful, after all -but just that I be spared the pain of knowing.I make no stringent demands that you should really be chaste, but ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Fourteenth by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Fourteenth by Ovid

NOW Glaucus, with a lover's haste, bounds o'erThe swelling waves, and seeks the Latian shore.Messena, Rhegium, and the barren coastOf flaming Aetna, to his sight are lost:At ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Seventh by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Seventh by Ovid

THE Argonauts now stemm'd the foaming tide,And to Arcadia's shore their course apply'd,Where sightless Phineus spent his age in grief,But Boreas' sons engage in his relief,And ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Tenth by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Tenth by Ovid

THENCE, in his saffron robe, for distant Thrace,Hymen departs, thro' air's unmeasur'd space,By Orpheus call'd, the nuptial Pow'r attends,But with ill-omen'd augury descends,Nor ...

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In Summer’s Heat by Ovid

In Summer’s Heat by Ovid

In summer's heat and mid-time of the day,To rest my limbs upon a bed I lay,One window shut, the other open stood,Which gave such light as twinkles in a woodLike twilight glimpse ...

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Metamorphosis Viii, 611-724 by Ovid

Metamorphosis Viii, 611-724 by Ovid

Baucis and PhilemonTHUS Achelous ends: his audience hearWith admiration, and admiring, fearThe pow'rs of heav'n, except Ixion's son,Who laugh'd at all the gods, believ'd in ...

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Pygmalion And The Statue by Ovid

Pygmalion And The Statue by Ovid

PYGMALION loathing their lascivious Life, Abhorred all Womankind, but most a Wife: So single chose to live, and shunned to wed, Well pleased to want a Consort of his Bed. Yet ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Thirteenth by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Thirteenth by Ovid

THE chiefs were set, the soldiers crown'd thefield:To these the master of the seven-fold shieldUpstarted fierce: and kindled with disdain.Eager to speak, unable to containHis ...

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To His Mistress by Ovid

To His Mistress by Ovid

YOUR husband will be with us at the Treat, May that be the last Supper he shall Eat. And am poor I, a Guest invited there, Only to see, while he may touch the Fair? To see you ...

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Salmacis And Hermaphroditus by Ovid

Salmacis And Hermaphroditus by Ovid

HOW Salmacis with weak enfeebling streams Softens the body, and unnerves the limbs, And what the secret cause shall here be shown, The cause is secret, but the effect is known. ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Eleventh by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Eleventh by Ovid

HERE, while the Thracian bard's enchanting strainSooths beasts, and woods, and all the listn'ingplain,The female Bacchanals, devoutly mad,In shaggy skins, like savage creatures, ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Fifth by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Fifth by Ovid

WHILE Perseus entertain'd with this reportHis father Cepheus, and the list'ning court,Within the palace walls was heard aloudThe roaring noise of some unruly crowd,Not like the ...

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Elegy V by Ovid

Elegy V by Ovid

In summer's heat and mid-time of the dayTo rest my limbs upon a bed I lay,One window shut, the other open stood,Which gave such light, as twinkles in a wood,Like twilight ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Twelfth by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Twelfth by Ovid

PRIAM, to whom the story was unknown,As dead, deplor'd his metamorphos'd son:A cenotaph his name, and title kept,And Hector round the tomb, with all his brothers,wept.This pious ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Third by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Third by Ovid

WHEN now Agenor had his daughter lost,He sent his son to search on ev'ry coast,And sternly bid him to his arms restoreThe darling maid, or see his face no more,But live an exile ...

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Metamorphoses: Book The Sixth by Ovid

Metamorphoses: Book The Sixth by Ovid

PALLAS, attending to the Muse's song,Approv'd the just resentment of their wrong,And thus reflects: While tamely I commendThose who their injur'd deities defend,My own divinity ...

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Autumn Evening by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Autumn Evening by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

There is a wistful charm, a tenderness,Mysterious and soft, in autumn's even:The trees in weird and brilliant garments dress,The gory leaves to whispered talk are given,Above ...

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Silentium by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Silentium by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Speak not, lie hidden, and concealthe way you dream, the things you feel.Deep in your spirit let them riseakin to stars in crystal skiesthat set before the night is ...

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A Vision by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

A Vision by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

There is an hour at night full of an awesome wonder,When universal silence o'er the whole world liesAnd when the cosmic chariot rolls, wakening no thunder,Into the sanctuary of ...

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Poetry by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Poetry by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Among storms, among fires, Among burning passions,In elemental, flaming strife, It flies to us from the heavens- A heavenly creature to earth's son With gaze of clearest azure- ...

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Elysium Of Shades by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Elysium Of Shades by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Elysium of shades this soul of mine,Shades silent, luminous, and wholly severedFrom this tempestuous age, these restless times,Their joys and griefs, their aims and their ...

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All Day She Quiet Lay by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

All Day She Quiet Lay by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

All day she quiet lay, lost in a trance,The closing shadows all of her embracing...The madcap rain of summer frisked and pranced,At leaves it drummed, down garden paths went ...

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Problème by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Problème by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Having rolled done a mountain, a rock lies in a valley. - Why did it fall? Nowadays no one knows - Did it break off from the heights of its own accord, Or was it hurled down by ...

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How Tuneful Is The Voice Of Sea by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

How Tuneful Is The Voice Of Sea by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

How tuneful is the voice of sea,What true accord in ocean's murmur,And in the reed's light, rhythmic tremourWhat tender musicality!In nature all is harmony,A consonance fore'er ...

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I Love The Tsarskoselsky Gardens by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

I Love The Tsarskoselsky Gardens by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

I love the Tsarskoselsky GardensLate in the fall when, in soft hazeEnfolded, as in sleep's embraceThey lie... The cold's breath slowly hardens,And on the dull glass of the ...

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It’s There, Still There by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

It’s There, Still There by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

It's there, still there, a past love's madness,Dull pain and longing my heart fill.Your image, hid amid the shadowsOf memory, lives in me still.I think of it with endless ...

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My Love For You, Sweet Earth by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

My Love For You, Sweet Earth by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

My love for you, sweet Earth, my mother,I cannot hide - I do not craveThe phantom pleasures of that other,That spectral world beyond the grave.O spring, the blessedness of ...

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Reproach Me Not by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Reproach Me Not by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Reproach me not e'en if I earn your indignation,Know: of us two you are to be more envied far.Unlike my love for you, yours is sincere, unmarredBy jealousy's mistrust, its ...

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O, How Our Love Is Murderous by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

O, How Our Love Is Murderous by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

O, how our love is murderous,The dearer something is to usThe surer are we to destroy itIn passion's savage blindness!Was it so long ago you said,Proud of your victory: she's ...

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As In The Globe Embraced By Ocean by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

As In The Globe Embraced By Ocean by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

As is the globe embraced by ocean, soEmbraced is earthly life by dreams and fancies.Night comes unsought, and at the shore's defencesThe breakers strike blow after blow.Their ...

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Nature Is A Sphinx… by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Nature Is A Sphinx… by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Nature's a Sphinx. And her ordeal Is all the more destructive to mankind Because, perhaps, she has no riddle. Nor did she ever have one.

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Last Love by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Last Love by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

O, how in our waning days We love more tenderly and more obsessively. . . Shine on, shine on, the parting rays Of our last love, our setting sun! Shadow's embraced the heavens, ...

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Spring Storm by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Spring Storm by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

I love a storm in early MayWhen springtime's boisterous, firstborn thunderOver the sky will gaily wanderAnd growl and roar as though in play.A peal, another - gleeful, ...

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She Sat Upon The Floor… by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

She Sat Upon The Floor… by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

She sat upon the floor Looking through a pile of letters, She took them up and tossed them Like so many cold ashes. She took the familiar pages And gazed at them strangely, The ...

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Cicero by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Cicero by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

The Roman orator spoke out'midst civil war and strife:'Too long I slumbered, and Rome's nightHas overtaken me upon my journey!'True! But in parting with Rom's gloryFrom the ...

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Gum Is The Sky by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Gum Is The Sky by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Glum is the sky, by night imprisoned,As over it the dark clouds creep,Not menacing or wistful is it,But plunged in dreary, torpid sleep.Alone the streaks of lightning, ...

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Say Not He Loves Me by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Say Not He Loves Me by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Say not he loves me as before, as truly, dearlyAs once he did... Oh no! My lifeHe woulddestroy, he does destroy - though see I clearlyThe trembling of the hand that holds the ...

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In Ocean Waves There’s Melody… by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

In Ocean Waves There’s Melody… by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Est in arundineis modulatio musica ripisIn ocean waves there's melodyThere's harmony within the clash of elements,And a harmonious tuneful whisper Streams through the rippling ...

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Don’T Say He Loves Me As Before… by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Don’T Say He Loves Me As Before… by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Don't say he loves me as before, That, as before, he treasures me... no! He callously destroys my life, Although I see the knife shake in his hand. In anger, weeping, yearning, ...

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My Soul, My Prophetic Pain by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

My Soul, My Prophetic Pain by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

My soul, my prophetic pain!My heart, forever filled with bother, O how throb you on a border,Of two realities, in vain!...You are a realm of my two worlds,Your day is fervid and ...

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O Those Eyes! I Have Them Known! by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

O Those Eyes! I Have Them Known! by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Oh, those eyes! I have them known!How I loved them -knows God!From their night of charm and throe,I couldn't tear away my heart. Her gaze, so fathomless and endless,Which bared ...

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