Lamia (Paperback)

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> Return'd the snake, "but seal with oaths, fair God " "I swear," said Hermes, "by my serpent rod, And by thine eyes, and by thy starry crown " Light flew his earnest words, among the blossoms blown. Then thus again the brilliance feminine: "Too frail of heart for this lost nymph of thine, Free as the air, invisibly, she strays About these thornless wilds; her pleasant days She tastes unseen; unseen her nimble feet Leave traces in the grass and flowers sweet; From weary tendrils, and bow'd branches green, She plucks the fruit unseen, she bathes unseen: And by my power is her beauty veil'd To keep it unaffronted, unassail'd By the love-glances of unlovely eyes, Of Satyrs, Fauns, and blear'd Silenus' sighs. Pale grew her immortality, for woe Of all these lovers, and she grieved so I took compassion on her, bade her steep Her hair in weird syrops, that would keep Her loveliness invisible, yet free To wander as she loves, in libe.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781979434362
ISBN-10: 1979434360
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: November 29th, 2017
Pages: 28
Language: English