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First Line: Horns to bulls wise nature lends
Last Line: Fire and sword with ease subdues.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Women

Horns to bulls wise Nature lends:
Horses she with hoofs defends:
Hares with nimble feet relieves:
Dreadful teeth to Lions gives:
Fishes learns through streams to glide:
Birds through yielding air to glide:
Men with courage she supplies:
But to Women these denies.
What then gives she? Beauty, this
Both their arms and armor is:
She, that can this weapon use,
Fire and sword with ease subdues.

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