by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

August
Language: English 
The Emperor Octavian, called the August,
  I being his favorite, bestowed his name
Upon me, and I hold it still in trust,
  In memory of him and of his fame.
I am the Virgin, and my vestal flame
  Burns less intensely than the Lion's rage;
Sheaves are my only garlands, and I claim
  The golden Harvests as my heritage. 

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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 59