To ---- IX (Botta)

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      They may talk of the eloquence famous in story;
            Of the names that through ages continue to shine;
        There never has fallen more true oratory
            From the lips of a mortal, than falleth from thine.
        With pathos and passion, oh! not more replete
            Is the bard, though at Helicon's fountain he sips;
        Nor his accents more glowing, persuasive, and sweet,
            Though the bees of Hymettus had fed on his lips.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.