by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Same
Sonnet

From Vergil's Fourth Georgic

Verses 360 et seq.

Published by Locock, "Examination", etc., 1903.

 And the cloven waters like a chasm of mountains Stood, and received him in its mighty portal And led him through the deep's untrampled fountains 
 He went in wonder through the path immortal Of his great Mother and her humid reign  And groves profaned not by the step of mortal 
 Which sounded as he passed, and lakes which rain Replenished not girt round by marble caves 'Wildered by the watery motion of the main 
 Half 'wildered he beheld the bursting waves  Of every stream beneath the mighty earth Phasis and Lycus which the ... sand paves, 
[And] The chasm where old Enipeus has its birth And father Tyber and Anienas[?] glow And whence Caicus, Mysian stream, comes forth  
 And rock-resounding Hypanis, and thou Eridanus who bearest like empire's sign Two golden horns upon thy taurine brow 
 Thou than whom none of the streams divine Through garden-fields and meads with fiercer power,  Burst in their tumult on the purple brine