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Whether the stile of Titan please thee more,
DR Y OP E
ARB OR E M.
IXIT: et, admonitu veteris commota
miniftrae, Ingemuit; quam fic nurus eft adfata dolentem: Te tamen, o genitrix, alienae fanguine vestro Rapta movet facies. quid fi tibi mira fororis Fata meae referam? quamquam lacrymaeque do
lorque Impediunt, prohibentque loqui. fuit unica matri (Me pater ex alia genuit) notiffima forma Oechalidum Dryope: quam virginitate carentem, Vimque Dei passam, Delphos Delonque tenentis,
DRYOPE.) Upon occasion of the death of Mercules, his Mother Alcmena recounts her misfortunes to lole, who, an.
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F A B L E
DR Y O P E.
S'When the fair Confort of her fon replies.
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When . Since you a servant's ravish'd form bemoan, And kindly figh for sorrows not your own, Let me (if tears and grief permit) relate
5 A nearer woe, a sister's stranger fate. No nymph of all Oechalia could compare For beauteous form with Dryope the fair, Her tender mother's only hope and pride, (Myself the offspring of a second bride.) This Nymph compress’d by him who rules the day, Whom Delphi and the Delian isle obey,
(wers with a relation of those of her own family, in particu. lar the Transformation of her filter Dryope, which is the subject of the ensuing Fable. P.