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Ch. 24: To the Muses and Apollo

From the Muse I shall begin and from Apollo and Zeus. For it is from the Muses and far-darting Apollo that minstrels and harpers are upon the earth, but from Zeus come kings. Fortunate is he whomsoever the Muses love, and sweet flows his voice from his lips.

Hail, ye children of Zeus, honour ye my lay, and anon I shall be mindful of you and of another hymn.

Andrew Lang