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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Greece and Turkey in Europe: Vol. XIX.  1876–79.
 
Turkey in Europe, and the Principalities
Bosphorus (Straits of Constantinople)
On a Young Bride Drowned in the Bosphorus
Agathias (c. 530–582)
 
Translated by W. Peter

STRANGER! shouldst thou to Thessaly return,
Say to my heart’s dear lord that here I lie,
  Here, where the Bosphor’s waves are foaming high,
And bid him near our bower my name inurn,—
  So to preserve his young bride’s memory.        5
 
 
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