Pour the wine, and drink it up
Callimachus (c. 310-240 bce), Greek poet
translated by Henry William Tytler (1752-1808), British poet

Pour the wine, and drink it up
But mix no water in the cup;
The sacred cup we fill with joy
To thee, Diocles, beatueous boy:

O more that beauteous, youth divine,
Should all refuse to drink the wine,
Should all refuse thy charms to see,
Then would the boy be left with me.

Epigram 30 from The Works Of Callimachus (1793)



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