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Quotation by John Donne
The straight Hellespont between
The Sestos and Abydos of her breasts.
John Donne (c. 1572–1631), British divine, metaphysical poet. repr. In Complete Poetry and Selected Prose, ed. John Hayward (1929). Love's Progress, Elegies (1633).
In classical mythology, Sestos and Abydos lay on either side of the Hellespont (the Dardanelles), and were the homes of the doomed lovers Hero and Leander.
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