Ban and Arriere Ban

Author: Andrew Lang

From Meleager

I love not the wine-cup, but if thou art fain
I should drink, do thou taste it, and bring it to me;
If it touch but thy lips it were hard to refrain,
It were hard from the sweet maid who bears it to flee;
For the cup ferries over the kisses, and plain
Does it speak of the grace that was given it by thee.


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Chicago: Andrew Lang, "From Meleager," Ban and Arriere Ban, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Ban and Arriere Ban (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed March 27, 2023,

MLA: Lang, Andrew. "From Meleager." Ban and Arriere Ban, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Ban and Arriere Ban, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 27 Mar. 2023.

Harvard: Lang, A, 'From Meleager' in Ban and Arriere Ban, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Ban and Arriere Ban, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 27 March 2023, from