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P. Ovidius Naso, Art of Love, Remedy of Love, Art of Beauty, Court of Love, History of Love, Amours (ed. various) 2 0 Browse Search
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P. Ovidius Naso, Art of Love, Remedy of Love, Art of Beauty, Court of Love, History of Love, Amours (ed. various), Elegy XIII: To Isis. A prayer that the goddess would assist Corinna, and prevent her miscarrying. (search)
did conceive, The fact is so, or else I so believe; We've cause to think, what may so likely be, So is, and then the babe belongs to me Oh Isis, who delight'st to haunt the fields, Where fruitful Nile his golden harvest yields, Where with seven mouths into the sea it falls, And hast thy walks around Canope's walls, Who Memphis visit'st, and the Pharian tower, Assist Corinna with thy friendly powers. Thee by thy silver Sistra I conjure, A life so precious by thy aid secure; So mayst thou with Osiris still find grace: By Anubis's venerable face, I pray thee, so may still thy rights divine Flourish, and serpents round thy offerings twine May Apis with his horns the pomp attend, And be to thee, as thou'rt to her, a friend. Look down, oh Isis! on the teeming fair, And make at once her life and mine thy care: Have pity on her pains; the help you give To her, her lover saves, in her I live. From thee this favour she deserves; she pays Her vows to thee on all thy solemn days; And when the Gal