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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
Spring
By Anacreon (582–485 B.C.)
 
(From the Odes; translated by Thomas Stanley, 1651)

PLEASANT ’tis abroad to stray
Thro’ the meadow deep in hay,
Where soft zephyrs, breathing low,
Odorous sweets round us throw;
Pleasant, where the gadding vine        5
Weaves a safe shade, to recline
With some dainty girl whose breast
Cypris wholly hath possest.
 
 
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