Hither now, Muses ! leaving golden seats.

Δεῦρο δηὖτε Μοῖσαι, χρύσιον λίποισαι.

HITHER now, Muses ! leaving golden seats.

Hither ! Forsake the fresh, inspiring wells,

Flee the high mountain lands, the cool retreats

Where in the temperate air your influence dwells,

Leave "your sweet haunts of summer sound and rest,

Hither, O maiden choir, and make me blest.