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The Amyntas of Tasso  (1770) 
by Torquato Tasso, translated by Percival Stockdale

THE

ΑΜΥΝΤΑS

OF

TASSO.

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN

BY

PERCIVAL STOCKDALE.

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LONDON,

Printed for T. Davies, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden.

M DCC LXX.

Ye, who your minds from pageantry withdraw,
And love to study nature's simple law;
Hither, ye few, your chaste attention bring;
Here is the humble cot, the chrystal spring:
The shepherd's flock, and fragrant bower are here,
And all the beauties of the varied year.
Here you may rove o'er vernal hill, and plain;
Here the coy nymph you find, and bleeding swain;
Here is displayed life's patriarchal hue;
Arcadia, here, in London you may view:
New Italy it's ancient genius gives,
And mighty Maro in his Tasso lives.

Nov. 17, 1769.

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