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Happy are they who find the goddess come in moderate might, sharing with self-restraint [545] in Aphrodite's gift of marriage and enjoying calm and rest from frenzied passions, where the Love-god, golden-haired, stretches his charmed bow with twin arrows, [550] and one is aimed at happiness, the other at life's confusion. O lady Cypris, queen of beauty! far from my bridal bower I ban the last. Be mine delight in moderation [555] and pure desires, and may I have a share in love, but shun excess!

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