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First Line: Nor oils of balmy scent produce
Last Line: Adjusted twice a single hair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kallimachos
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Showers & Showering

NOR oils of balmy scent produce,
Nor mirror for Minerva's use,
Ye nymphs who lave her; she, arrayed
In genuine beauty, scorns their aid.
Not even when they left the skies
To seek on Ida's head the prize
From Paris' hand, did Juno deign,
Or Pallas in the crystal plain
Of Simois' stream her locks to trace,
Or in the mirror's polished face,
Though Venus oft with anxious care
Adjusted twice a single hair.

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