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IDYLL 8. FRIENDSHIP, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy is love or friendship when returned
Last Line: Him living loved, for his sake gladly died!
Subject(s): Friendship


HAPPY is love or friendship when returned—
The lovers whose pure flames have equal burned;
Happy was Theseus, e'en in Tartarus,
With his true heart-friend, good Pirithous.
His Pylades Orestes lorn did bless
Amid th' inhospitable Chalybes.
Blest was Achilles in a friend long tried;
Him living loved, for his sake gladly died!





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