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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

The Poor Fisherman

By Alcæus (c. 620–c. 580 B.C.)

Translation of Sir William Jones

THE FISHER Diotimus had, at sea

And shore, the same abode of poverty—

His trusty boat;—and when his days were spent,

Therein self-rowed to ruthless Dis he went;

For that, which did through life his woes beguile,

Supplied the old man with a funeral pile.