Then quit her, my friend!
Your bosom defend,
Ere quite with her snares you're beset:
Lest your deep-wounded heart,
When incens'd by the smart,
Should lead you to curse the coquette.
October 27, 1806.
GRANTA. A MEDLEY.
Ἀργυρέαις λόγχαισι μάχου καὶ πάντα κρατήσεις.
[Reply of the Pythian Oracle to Philip of Macedon.]
- Byron, October 27, 1806.—[4to]
- [The motto was prefixed in Hours of Idleness. ("Fight with silver spears" (i.e. with bribes), "and thou shalt prevail in all things.")]
- The Diable Boiteux of Le Sage, where Asmodeus, the demon, places Don Cleofas on an elevated situation, and unroofs the houses for inspection. [Don Cleofas, clinging to the cloak of Asmodeus, is carried through the air to the summit of S. Salvador.]
- And place it.—[4to]