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First Line: Cupid, whose lamp has lent the ray
Last Line: To soothe my misery!
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


CUPID, whose lamp has lent the ray,
Which lightens our meandering way;
Cupid, within my bosom stealing,
Excites a strange and mingled feeling,
Which pleases, though severely teasing,
And teases, though divinely pleasing!
LET me resign a wretched breath.
Since now remains to me
No other balm than kindly death
To soothe my misery!





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