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Hear ye Ladies

Written by: John Gould Fletcher | Biography
 | Quotes (7) |
 HEAR, ye ladies that despise
 What the mighty Love has done;
Fear examples and be wise:
 Fair Callisto was a nun;
Leda, sailing on the stream
 To deceive the hopes of man,
Love accounting but a dream,
 Doted on a silver swan;
 Danae, in a brazen tower,
 Where no love was, loved a shower.

Hear, ye ladies that are coy,
 What the mighty Love can do;
Fear the fierceness of the boy:
 The chaste Moon he makes to woo;
Vesta, kindling holy fires,
 Circled round about with spies,
Never dreaming loose desires,
 Doting at the altar dies;
 Ilion, in a short hour, higher
 He can build, and once more fire.