Lumine Acon dextre, capta est Leonilla sinistre, Et potis est forma vincere uterque dees: Blande puer, lumen quod habes concede sorori, Sic tu cæcus Amor, sic erit illa Venus.
Acon his right, Leonilla her left eye
Doth want; yet each in form, the gods out-vie.
Sweet boy, with thine, thy sister's sight improved:
So shall she Venus be, thou God of Love.
Epigram said to be the "most celebrated of modern epigrams," by Warton, in his Essay on Pope. I, p. 299. (Ed. 1772). Translation as given in a Collection of Epigrams, Volume I. No. 223.