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<Text id=MarOvid> <Author>Marlowe, Christopher</Author> <Title>All Ovid's Elegies, 3 Books</Title> <Edition>The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe. Fredson Bowers, ed. Cambridge: The University Press, 1973</Edition> <Date>1580-1587</Date> <body> <loc><locdoc>MarOvi1.1</locdoc><div0 type=book n=1><div1 type=elegy n=1.1> <l> poetae ovidii nasonis amorum,</l> <l> liber primus.</l> <l> quemadmodum a cupidine pro bellis</l> <l> amores scribere coactus sit.</l> <l>We which were ovid's five books now are three,</l> <l>For these before the rest preferreth he.</l> <l>If reading five thou 'plain'st of tediousness,</l> <l>Two ta'en away, thy labor will be less.</l> <l>With muse prepared i meant to sing of arms,</l> <l>Choosing a subject fit for fierce alarms.</l> <l>Both verses were alike till love (men say)</l> <l>Began to smile and took one foot away.</l> <l>Rash boy, who gave thee power to change a line?</l> <l>We are the muses' prophets, none of thi . . .