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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Two Fragments
By Solon (c. 630–560 B.C.)
 
From an article on ‘Greek Elegy’ in British Quarterly Review, Vol. xlviii., page 87

I GAVE the people freedom clear—
But neither flattery nor fear;
I told the rich and noble race
To crown their state with modest grace:
And placed a shield in either’s hand,        5
Wherewith in safety both might stand.
 
THE PEOPLE love their rulers best
When neither cringed to nor opprest.
 
 
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