Horns to the bull
Hooves to the steed
To little hares
Light feet for speed
And unto lions She giveth teeth
A-gaping dangerously.

Fishes to swim
And birds to fly
And men to judge
And reason why
She teacheth, yet for womankind
None of these things hath She.

For women Beauty
She hath made
Their only shield
Their only blade
O'er sword and fire they triumph still
So they but beautious be.

--Anacreonta II--
--E. R. Eddison, trans--