Fragments 33, 57A, 44, 41, 70, 58 combined.

I loved thee, Atthis, - even thee! -

Ah, long ago!
As Aphrodite's handmaid bright
As gold wert thou then in my sight.
A very queen of love to me

Then didst thou show.
Fair gifts I sent thee - 'broidery
Of golden thread whose shimmering light
Flashed mid the purple on thy knee,

A gleam and glow.
Then I knew not thine heart aright:

But now I know!
Thou incarnate false inconstancy -

To whom I grow
A thing to hate! - thou takest flight
On wings of love to - who is she?
A rustic wench whose garments flow
About her heels ungracefully!

O yea, let thy false love requite
Andromeda's worship! Take delight
In her - thou who from my love's height
Hast sunk so low!