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I am ashamed before the god of many hymns, [1075] if he, the sleepless night watcher, shall see the torch procession on the twentieth day, beside the springs with lovely dances, when the starry sky of Zeus also joins in the dance, [1080] and the moon dances, and the fifty daughters of Nereus, in the sea and the swirls of ever-flowing rivers, celebrating in their dance [1085] the maiden with golden crown and her revered mother; where this vagabond of Phoebus' hopes to rule, entering upon the labor of others.

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