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Philosophia
March 29th, 2008, 06:38 AM
TO DIONYSIUS BASSAREUS TRIENNALIS *.

A HYMN

COME, blessed Dionysius, various nam'd,
Bull-fac'd, begot from Thunder, Bacchus fam'd.
Bassarian God, of universal might,
Whom swords, and blood, and sacred rage delight:
In heav'n rejoicing, mad, loud-sounding God, 5
Furious inspirer, bearer of the rod:
By Gods rever'd, who dwell'st with human kind,
Propitious come, with much-rejoicing mind.

Footnotes

178:* So called because his rites were performed every third year.