Sunday, July 29, 2007

Full from the fount of Joy's delicious springs Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom springs.
[Lat., Medio de fonte leporum Surgit amari aliquid, quod in ipsis floribus angat.]
Source: De Rerum Natura (IV, 1,129), Lucretius
translated in Byron's "Childe Harold", canto I., st. 82

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