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First Line: At length thy golden hours have winged
Last Line: Which thou, with all thy soul, didst give her!
Alternate Author Name(s): Antipatros Of Sidon
Subject(s): Anacreon (582-485 B.c.); Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


AT length thy golden hours have wing'd their flight,
And drowsy death that eyelid steepeth;
Thy harp, that whisper'd through each lingering night,
Now mutely in oblivion sleepeth!
She too, for whom that harp profusely shed
The purest nectar of its numbers,
She, the young spring of thy desires, has fled,
And with her blest Anacreon slumbers!
Farewell! thou hadst a pulse for every dart
That Love could scatter from his quiver;
And every woman found in thee a heart,
Which thou, with all thy soul, didst give her!





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