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Kisses on her cheeks he heaps,
Till with love her heart runs o'er;
She who ne'er had wept before.
Ah, 'tis not the hope of gain-
Fails her, all her arts are vain.
Late in sleep she shuts her eyes,
Early wakes from transient rest,
Dead, her dearly cherished guest.
But no more shall he respire;
To the sacred funeral fire.
Frantic by the bier she falls,
Fills the air with sorrowing shriek;
6 Him beneath the flames I seek.
Limbs, that shone with heavenly light?
Mine, though but for one short night.”
Thou’rt not bound by nuptial tie,
Ask not as a bride to die.
Follow the departed frame;
This is duty, truth, and fame."
The sacred lament with the tabors they raise; “Receive Oye Gods! the young pride of our days, Receive to your mansion the youth from the flame."
Thus the choir unpitying cried;
Rent with grief, she pants for breath,
Darts into the fiery death.
Rose the godlike youth once more;
Up the rescued maiden bore.
Through flames to the skies the lost sinner may soar.
Of the Hymn sung by the Hierophant, at the Eleusinian
Mysteries. (Tuis celebrated hymn, in which the Unity of the Deity is promul. ged, is preserved by Eusebius. The Hierophant, arrayed in the emblems of the Creator's attributes, clothed in a cærulean robe, and bearing a sceptre tipt with wings, came forward during the celebration of the mysteries, and sang this hymn to the initiated.]
Hence ye profane!
And listen now
And thou, Musæus,* thou !
Attend the song,
O! let not evil, not dark error mar
Thy destiny,—and thy happy star
The bliss to the holy given.
* Musæus was the disciple of Orpheus, the supposed author of this hymn
O! take the virtuous part:
Of nature, and before her shrine,
Behold! the One Supreme,
The universe surveys ;
Lo! he exists alone,
Him, therefore, praise !
Breathe forth the holy hymn with awe,
Whom mortal eye may never see,
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