Sestos quotes - 6 of
The straight Hellespont between
The Sestos and Abydos of her breasts.
At Sestos, Hero dwelt; Hero the faire,
Whom young Apollo, courted for her haire, ...
On Hellespont guiltie of True-loves blood,
In view and opposit two citties stood, ...
The men of wealthie Sestos, everie yeare,
(For his sake whom their goddesse held so deare, ...
Leander, who was nightly wont
(What maid will not the tale remember?) To cross thy stream, broad Hellespont!
Sad mortals! thus the gods still plague you!
He lost his labor, I my jest; For he was drowned, and I've the ague.
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