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1922 Excerpt: ...outcry fled--That voice from overseas Your founder
Apollo Thrilled them with dread, that on the word Of prophecy might
sure fulfilment follow For him, Kyrene's lord. 'Tis Phoebus gives
to men and women skill To heal all manner of disease; He gave the
lyre, he teacheth whom he will All Song's sweet melodies. Into
men's hearts Fair Governance he brings, Mother of peace: o'er
Pytho's cell He broodeth, whence his voice prophetic rings. In
Sparta he made dwell, In Argos, Pylos' hallowed town, undaunted
Herakles' and Aigimius' line. Now Sparta's dear renown must needs
be chanted By her son's lips, yea, mine. Thence my forefathers
sprang, the Aigeldae, Who, by the Gods' grace destiny-led, To Thera
fared of old, whence also we That Feast inherited Of sacrifice
wherein all people share, And in thy feast Karneian, King Apollo,
of Kyrene builded fair The glorious honour sing, Where dwell the
brazen-harnessed Trojan strangers, Antenor's sons, who fled the war
Wherein they saw Troy burnt, and came, sea-rangers, With Helen from
afar. (Ep. 3) Kind welcome to that chariot-driving band With gifts
and sacrifice they gave Whom Aristoteles brought to Libyan land In
swift ships o'er the wave, Cleaving a deep path through the sea,
and made Greater the temple-groves divine, And for the
festival-processions laid 90 A paved road's level line For
trampling steeds, and pilgrims magnifying Apollo, Helper of our
race. There now in death apart is Battus lying Hard by the
market-place. (Sir. 4) Blest was he while with men he found a home:
All reverence him, their hero, yet. Apart from him is each king's
hallowed tomb Before the palace set. To them in Hades wins some
echo through--If such life-music reach the dead--How prowess is
besprent with kindly dew 100 Of victory-song outshed. So t...
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