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Another despot of the kind !
Suli, a promontory in
Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!
On Suli's * rock and Parga's * shore
Such as the Doric * mothers bore;
They have a king who buys and sells ;
The only hope of courage dwells :
Our virgins dance beneath the shade,
Sunium (Cape Colon. na), a cape and town south of Athens. There, swan-like, &c., the ancients believed that the souls of poets, after death, passed into the bodies of swans, and the last verses composed by a poet were called his Tswan-song."
Place me on Sunium's * marbled steep,
Where nothing, save the waves and I,
There, swan-like,* let me sing and die ;
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