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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
To a Coy Maiden
By Asclepiades (286 B.C.)
The Greek Anthology
 
Translation of Andrew Lang

BELIEVE me love, it is not good
To hoard a mortal maidenhood;
In Hades thou wilt never find,
Maiden, a lover to thy mind;
Love’s for the living! presently        5
Ashes and dust in death are we!
 
 
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