Excerpt from New Poems, Vol. 1 of 2: Chronicles and Characters
In the two succeeding poems the narrative of Herodotus has been literally followed; but in the present instance his passing allusion to the supposed introduction into Greece of the images of the gods, wrapped up i... n Wheaten straw, by two Hyperborean virgins, has been taken only as a text for the utterance of some thoughts concerning what is owed, on behalf of human culture, to the mythology and art of the Greeks.
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