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Blue-eyed Maid (The)

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Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, is so called by Homer.

“Now Prudence gently pulled the poet’s ear,

And thus the daughter of the Blue-eyed Maid,

In flattery’s soothing sounds, divinely said,


‘O Peter, eldest-born of Phœbus, hear.ʹ”


Peter Pindar: A Falling Minister.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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