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First Line: Once more the lad with golden hair
Last Line: Who draws that callow gaze.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Love


ONCE more the Lad with golden hair
His purple ball across the air
Flings at me, true to aim;
And light her broidered slippers go,
That Lesbian lass, -- my playfellow
As Love would set the game.

O Lesbos isle is tight and trim . . .
She's not the breed to pleasure him,
Another game she plays;
My hair mislikes her, grown so white;
There's someone lovelier in her sight
Who draws that callow gaze.





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