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Ερως δ' αύτέ μ' ο λυσιμελής δονεί,
Γλυκόπικρον αμάχανον όρπετον.
Ατθίς σοι δ' εμέθεν μου απήχθετο,
Φροντίς ' ω ' Ανδρομέδας αποτέ.

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Εί τους ανθεσιν ήθελεν ο Ζους κληθεί να βασιλέα, το ρόδον αν και ανθέων εβασίλευε.

Γης

This Ode was written by Sappho upon two favourite Maids, of whom she was jealous.

VER. 1. Dire Love, feweet-bitter Bird of Prey.) See the Remarks on the 33d Ode of Anacreon.

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IV.

* BY THE SAME.

DIRE Love, sweet-bitter Bird of Prey!

Whom nothing can controul,
Ahme! diffolves my Life away,

And melts my inmoft Soul.

The charming Atthis, who fo late

To Sappho vow'd her Care;
Now makes Andromeda her Fate,

And leaves me to despair.

V.

+ ON THE ROSE.

WOULD Jove a Queen of Flow'rs ordain,
The Rose the Queen of Flow'rs should reign.

The

of We are obligd to Achilles Tatius for the Preserva
tion of this Elogy on the Rose. Clitophon (in that Ro-
mancer) tells us it was sung by his Mistress at an Enter-
tainment,

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Ελθε, Κύπρι, χρυσίαισιν ον κυλικεσ σιν αέeρίς συμμεμιγμδύον θαλίασε νέκ

τας,

VI R. 5. Her Sweets the Breatb of Love disclose.] Philoftratus, in his First Epiftle, has the following Passage. "Όντως τα ρόδα "Έρωτα φυτά και η νέα ως εκείνο, και υγρα ως αυτός ο "Έρως, και χρυσοκομύσιν άμφω.. και τ' άλλ' αυτούς όμοια τα ρόδα και άκανθαν ανε βελών έχει το πυρόν αν δάδων τοίς φύλλος επί τέρωται χρόνος και έτε "Έρως, έτε ρόδα οισεν. εχθρός και ο θεός και τη κάλλες οπώρα και τη ρόδων επιδημία.

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The Grace of Plants! the Pride of Bow'rs!
The Blush of Meads ! the Eye of Flow'rs!

Her Sweets the Breath of Love disclose,
e Cythera's fav’rite Bloom the glows !
: What Flow'r is half fo lovely found,

As when with full-blown Beauties crown'd,
The Rofe each ravilh'd Sense beguiles,
And on soft am'rous Zephyr smiles ?

VI.

BY THE SA'M E.

BEAUTY's Goddess, Oh descend !
And our Social Joys attend.

Let

“ The Rose is properly Love's Flower, youthful and “ delicate like him; they are both Golden-haird: The • Resemblance also holds in other Particulars; her “ Prickles answer his Arrows, her Colour his Flame, “ and her Leaves his Wings, &c.

See the Remarks on the 5th and 53d Odes of Anafrcon.

ταρ οινοχούσα τέτοισι τους εταίροις έμοίς γι και σοις.

As Sappho in this Fragment defires Venus to be her Cup-bearer, fo Anacreon proposes the same Office for Cupid. See his Fourth Ode.

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