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From the Greek.

1 Great Bacchus, born in Thunder and in Fire,
2 By Native Heat asserts His dreadful Sire.
3 Nourish'd near shady Rills and cooling Streams,
4 He to the Nymphs avows his Am'rous Flames.
5 To all the Breth'ren at the Bell and Vine,
6 The Moral says; Mix Water with your Wine.


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Title (in Source Edition): From the Greek.
Author: Matthew Prior
Genres: translation

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, p. 197. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [H 6.8 Art.].)

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