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Hippomenes and Atalanta Hippomenes alone with hope inspir'd, Might well rejoice to find his wishes fir'd, Since well assur'd of all his wish desired. His passion was of life, and soul, and flame, He dauntless to the fatal barriers came: With joy his vanquished rivals he beheld, Assur'd to win, when all besides had failed. He saw the lovely nymph outfly the wind, And leave her breathless suitors far behind; Saw Atalanta swift as lightning pass, Yet soft as Zephyrs, sweep along the grass. He knew the law, whose cruelty decreed, That ev'ry youth who lost the race should bleed. Yet if, like them, he could not run so fast, He saw her worth the dying for at last. Her ev'ry charm his praise and wonder mov'd, And still the more he praised, the more he lov'd, Now had he viewed the last unhappy strife, And seen the vanquished youth resign his life; When with his love transported, from his place, Lest any other first should claim the race, Rising he runs, regardless of their fate, And presses w