28 Apr

Pygmalion and the Statue

[ad]  [From Ovid's Metamorphosis, translated by John Dryden] Pygmalion loathing their lascivious Life, Abhorred all Womankind, but most a Wife: So single chose to live, and shunned to wed, Well pleased to want a Consort of his Bed. Yet fearing Idleness, the Nurse of Ill, In Sculpture exercised his happy Skill; And carved in Ivory such a Maid, so fair, [Read more ...]