An Epigram (Fielding)

An Epigram.
by Henry Fielding

   WHEN JOVE with fair Alcmena lay,
He kept the sun a-bed all day;
That he might taste her wond'rous charms,
Two nights together in her arms.
Were I of Celia's charms possess'd,
Melting on that delicious breast,
And could, like JOVE, thy beams restrain,
Sun, thou should'st never rise again;
Unsated with the luscious bliss,
I'd taste one dear eternal kiss.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.