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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Metamorphosis
By Sir John Suckling (1609–1642)
 
THE LITTLE boy, to show his might and power,
Turned Io to a cow, Narcissus to a flower;
Transformed Apollo to a homely swain,
And Jove himself into a golden rain.
These shapes were tolerable, but by the mass        5
He’s metamorphosed me into an ass.
 
 
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