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Matthew Prior 1664 to 1721
Matthew Prior
1664-1721


Theme:  Love and Romance


NOTES:
Phoebus:  another name for Apollo, god of poetry and music.

Venus: Roman goddess of love.
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Great Bacchus


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If wine and music have the power
Matthew Prior (1664-1721), English poet

If wine and music have the power
To ease the sickness of the soul,
Let Phoebus every string explore,
And Bacchus fill the sprightly bowl:
Let them their friendly aid employ
To make my Cloe's absence light,
And seek for pleasure to destroy
The sorrows of this live-long night.

But she to-morrow will return:
Venus, be thou to-morrow great;
Thy myrtles strow, thy odors burn,
And meet thy favorite nymph in state,
Kind goddess, to no other powers
Let us to-morrow's blessings own,
Thy darling Loves shall guide the hours,
And all the day be thine alone.


from The Poetical Works of Matthew Prior (1835)


       
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