He addressed her in an ode of which a fragment is preserved: "Violetweaving (or dark-haired), pure, sweet-smiling Sappho, I wish to say somewhat, but shame hinders me"; and she answered in another ode: "Hadst thou had desire of aught good or fair, shame would not have touched thine eyes, but thou wouldst have spoken thereof openly."
In the glitter that environs thee, rather wouldst thou be taken for the successor of Constantine than for the successor of Peter."
whether thou wouldst keep his commandments, or no."
For thou hast no delight in sacrifice; were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased.
Wouldst thou have the caliph murdered, or delivered over to the enemy?
Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action.
What is this fountain, wouldst thou rightly know?
wouldst thou say to the seasons, " Pass not on, lest I grow old "?
Thou wouldst not play false and yet wouldst wrongly win?
I never dreamt that Thou wouldst drown me here In the dark waters of this shoreless sea.
Wouldst thou say to the seasons, " Pass not on, lest I grow old "?
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