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Dexter ames. feu te rofeum Titana vocari Gentis Achaemeniae ritu, feu praeftat Ofirin Frugiferum, feu Perfei fub rupibus antri Indignata fequi torquentem cornua Mitram.

Whether the style of Titan please thee more,
Whose purple rays th' Achæmenes adore;
Or great Ofiris, who first taught the swain
In Pharian fields to fow the golden grain;

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Or Mitra, to whose beams the Perfian bows, And pays, in hollow rocks, his awful vows; Mitra, whofe head the blaze of light adorns, Who grafps the struggling heifer's lunar horns.

THE

FABLE

O F

DRYOPE.

From the NINTH BOOK of

OVID'S METAMORPHOSES.

SP

DRYOPE

ΙΝ

ARBORE M.

DIX

IXIT: et, admonitu veteris commota mi-
niftrae,

Ingemuit; quam fic nurus eft adfata dolentem:
Te tamen, o genitrix, alienae fanguine vestro
Rapta movet facies. quid fi tibi mira fororis
Fata meae referam? quamquam lacrymaeque dolor-

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que Impediunt, prohibentque loqui. fuit unica matri (Me pater ex alia genuit) notiffima forma Oechalidum Dryope: quam virginitate carentem, Vimque Dei paffam, Delphos Delonque tenentis,

NOTES.

DRYOPE.] Upon occafion of the death of Hercules, his Mother Alcmena recounts her misfortunes to Iole, who anfwers with

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