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ICQUID, ut inspecta eft ftudiofae littera dextrae,

Protinus est oculis cognita nostra tuis ? An, nisi legisses auctoris nomina Sapphûs,

Hoc breve nescires unde movetur opus ? Fositan et quare mea sint alterna requiras

$ Carmina, cum lyricis fim magis apta modis. Flendus amor meus est: elegeïa flebile carmen;

Non facit ad lacrymas barbitos ulla meas. Uror, ut, indomitis ignem exercentibus Euris, Fertilis accenfis meflibus ardet ager.

10 Arva Phaon celebrat diversa Typhoïdos Aetnae,

Me calor Aetnaeo non minor igne coquit.
Nec mihi, dispositis quae jungam carmina nervis,

Proveniunt; vacuae carmina mentis opus.

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AY, lovely youth, that do'st my heart command,

Can Phaon's eyes forget his Sappho’s hand ?
Must then her name the wretched writer prove,
To thy remembrance loft, as to thy love?
Ask not the cause that I new numbers chuse,

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The Lute neglected, and the Lyric muse;
Love taught my tears in fadder notes to flow,
And tun'd my heart to Elegies of woe.
I burn, I burn, as when thro' ripen'd corn
By driving winds the spreading flames are born! IQ.
Phaon to Ætna's scorching fields retires,
While I consume with more than Ætna's fires !
No more my soul a charm in music finds;
Music has charms alone for peaceful minds.

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Nec me Pyrrhiades Methymniadefve puellae, 15

Nec me Lesbiadum caetera turba juvant. Vilis Anactorie, vilis mihi candida Cydno:

Non oculis grata est Atthis, ut ante, meis ; Atque aliae centum, quas non sine crimine amavi:

Improbe, multarum quod fuit, unus habes.
Eft in te facies, funt apti lufibus anni.

O facies oculis insidiosa meis !
Sumie fidem et pharetram ; fies manifeftus Apollo :

Accedant capiti cornua ; Bacchus eris.
Et Phoebus Daphnen, et Gnofida Bacchus amavit ;
Nec norat lyricos illa, vel illa modos.

30 At mihi Pegafides blandiffima carmina dictant;

Jam canitur toto nomen in orbe meum.
Nec plus Alcaeus, confors patriaeque lyraeque,

Laudis habet, quamvis grandius ille fonet.
Si mihi difficilis formam natura negavit;

35 Ingenio formae damna rependo meae. Sum brevis ; at nomen, quod terras impleat omnes,

Et mihi; menfuram nominis ipfa fero.

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