Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boothby: Pleasure and Pain

Pleasure and Pain in constant fray.
Which o'er mankind should bear the sway;
Jove finding all agreement vain,
Link'd them together in a chain.
Hating the adamantine tie,
To its extremities they fly;
But dragg'd along, which ever lead.
The other must perforce succeed;
Doom'd, an inseparable pair.
In man to take alternate share.

Source: Boothby - Other Fables 26

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(not in Mille - Perry 445)

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