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The foft Fire with flowing Rein,
Glided swift thro' ev'ry Vein ;
Darkness o'er my Eyelids hung ;
In my Ears faint Murmurs rung.

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Chilling Damps my Limbs bedew'd;
Gentle Tremors thrill'd my Blood;
Life from my pale Cheeks retir'd ;
Breathless, I almost expir’d.

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Stratonice was in the Room of the love-fick Prince, “ when these Symptoms discover'd themselves to his

Physician; and it is probable, that they were not very different from those which Sappho here describes in a Lover fitting by his Mistress.

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Ε'δυκε μια σελάνα

Και Πληιάδες, μέσαι 3
Νύκλες, «βα ' έρχεθ' ώρα
Εγω 3 μόνα καθόύδω.

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Της αυτής.

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For thy unletter'd Hand ne'er pluck'd the Rose, ,

Which on Pieria's happy Summit glows.]
Pieria was a Mountain in Macedon, consecrated to the

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A Fragment of SAPR Ho’s from Hephæftion:

.the Grammarian.

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HE Moon has veild her Silver Lighty

The Pleiades have left the Sky; It's now the filent Noon of Night, The Love-sworn Hour is paft; yet I. Alone, deserted, pining lie !

II.

BY THE SAME.

[Dame ! WHEN Death-fhall close those Eyes, imperious Silence shall feize on thy inglorious Name. For thy unletter'd Hand ne'er pluck'd the Rose, Which on Pieria's happy Summit glows.

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Mules. The Expression which Sappho uses in this place, was Proverbial, and signifies, That the Lady she Satyrizes had no Commerce with the Muses.

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αλλ' αφαγης κι αήδα δόμοις φοιτάσεις δείς δε σε βλέψει παί' αμαυρών νεκύων εκπεποταμίαν.

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+ Mr. Longepierre observes, That Sappho, in this Fragment, expresses one of the ordinary Effects of a violent Paffion. We have a similar Paffage in Hon

Tibi qualum Cytherea puer ales,

Tibi telas, operofæque Minerva
Studium aufert Neobule, Lipargi nitor Hebri

L. 4. Οd. 12.

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7 * To Pluto's Realms unhonour'd you shall go,

And herd amongst th' ignobler Ghosts below.
Whilft I on Wings of Fame shall rise elate,
And fnatch a bright Eternity from Fate.

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PRIDE of my Life, dear Mother, cease to chide!
I can no more the Golden Shuttle guide.
Whilft Venus thus thro' ev'ry glowing Vein,
Afferts the charming Youth's resistless Reign.“:

IV.

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Young wanton Cupid's Darts and Bow
Have forc°d thy Spindle from thee now ;
Thy Wool, and all Minerva's Toils
Are charming Heber's Beauty's Spoils; -
He lives thy Mind's continual Theme,
And you can think on nought but him.

Creechi

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