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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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