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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Rest at Noon
By Meleager of Gadara (First Century B.C.)
The Greek Anthology
 
Translation of John William Mackail

VOICEFUL cricket, drunken with drops of dew, thou playest thy rustic music that murmurs in the solitude, and perched on the leaf edges shrillest thy lyre-tune with serrated legs and swart skin. But, my dear, utter a new song for the tree-nymphs’ delight, and make thy harp-notes echo to Pan’s, that escaping Love I may seek out sleep at noon, here, lying under the shady plane.  1
 
 
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