Poems (Botta)/To - (10)

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TO ——.

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.