Helen of Troy

Author: Andrew Lang


So stood Queen Aphrodite, as she stands
Unmoved in her bright mansion, when in vain
Some naked maiden stretches helpless hands
And shifts the magic wheel, and burns the grain,
And cannot win her lover back again,
Nor her old heart of quiet any more,
Where moonlight floods the dim Sicilian main,
And the cool wavelets break along the shore.


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Chicago: Andrew Lang, "7," Helen of Troy, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Helen of Troy (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2YFBY9YD8MJUCR.

MLA: Lang, Andrew. "7." Helen of Troy, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Helen of Troy, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2YFBY9YD8MJUCR.

Harvard: Lang, A, '7' in Helen of Troy, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Helen of Troy, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2YFBY9YD8MJUCR.