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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Epitaph
II
By Callimachus (c. 310–240 B.C.)
 
Translation of John Addington Symonds

WOULD that swift ships had never been; for so
  We ne’er had wept for Sopolis: but he
Dead on the waves now drifts; whilst we must go
  Past a void tomb, a mere name’s mockery.
 
 
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