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First Line: Small is the chapel where I make my home
Last Line: In love's wild storms, or on the raging sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Antipatros Of Sidon
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Venus (Goddess)


Small is the chapel where I make my home.
Queen of these shores all white with ocean foam,.
But still 'tis dear: my presence calms the waves,
And oft the mariner from shipwreck saves.
Pay court to Venus—she will succour thee,
In love's wild storms, or on the raging sea.





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