Richard Lovelace

(1618-1657 / London / England)

Mart. Ep. Xv. Lib. 6.

Poem by Richard Lovelace


Dum Phaetontea formica vagatur in umbra,
Implicuit tenuem succina gutta feram,
Dignum tantorum pretium tulit illa laborum:
Credibile est ipsam sic voluisse mori.


Whilst in an amber-shade the ant doth feast,
A gummy drop ensnares the small wild-beast,
A full reward of all her toyls hath she;
'Tis to be thought she would her self so die.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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