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406 GENERAL LITERATURE AND SCIENCE out of the wave in that nightly baptism from which it rises each morning re-born to new life the signs of some divine idea some mysterious law common to the flower itself to the white- robed priestess who held it in the temple-rites and to the goddess to whom they both were consecrated The flower of Isis Ah-well Nature has her sad symbols as well as her fair ones And in proportion as misguided nation has forgotten the worship of her to whom they owed their greatness for novel and barbaric superstitions 90 has her sacred flower grown rarer and more rare till now-fit emblem of the worship over which it used to shed its perfume-it is only to be found in gardens such as these-a curiosity to the vulgar and to such as me linger- ing monument of wisdom and of glory past away Kisgsley's Hypatia xv VII -Cranilate into &vtth iamiiti Ant Thou long'st to curse me and give thee leave know thou com'st prepared to rail Vent did Ant Ī 1 help thee-I have been man Ventidius Vent Yes and brave one but- Ant know thy meaning But have lost my reason have disgraced The name of soldier with inglorious ease In the full vintage of my flowing honours Sat still and saw it prest by other hands Fortune came smiling to my youth and wooed it And purple greatness met my ripened years When first came to empire was borne On tides of people crowding to my triumphs The wish of nations and the willing world Received me as its pledge of future peace was so great so happy so beloved Fate could not ruin me till took pains And worked against my fortune chid her from me And turned her loose yet still she came again
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