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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Viol and Flute
By Theocritus (fl. Third Century B.C.)
 
From ‘Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology,’ edited by John William Mackail

WILT thou for the Muses’ sake play me somewhat of sweet on thy twin flutes? and I lifting the harp will begin to make music on the strings; and Daphnis the neatherd will mingle enchantment with tunable breath of the wax-bound pipe; and thus standing nigh within the fringed cavern mouth, let us rob sleep from Pan, the lord of the goats.  1
 
 
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