I by experience know the race full well
That dwells in Æthiop land, where seven-mouthed Nile
Rolls o'er the land with winds that bring the rain,
What time the fiery sun upon the earth
Pours its hot rays, and melts the snow till then
Hard as rocks; and all the fertile soil
Of Egypt, filled with that pure-flowing stream,
Brings forth Demeter's ears that feed our life.