INSCRIBED

ON A BEAUTIFUL

GROTTO NEAR THE WATER.

 

I.

The Graces sought in yonder stream,
To cool the fervid day,
When love's malicious godhead came,
And stole their robes away.

II.

Proud of the theft, the little god
Their robes bade delia wear;
While they, asham'd to stir abroad,
Remain all naked here.