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The products in this section feature an excerpt from the The Gospel of Hadrian, in which Hadrian attempts to convey the full majesty of the living Antinous to those who can only behold him as a mute, marble sculpture:

I speak on him, Antinous, as tho’
With his heart thou wert as knitted as I;
In its pace as constant; for his voice,
As attuned, trained, responsive and pining.
Yet to thine ears, he’s mute like a stone;
Taciturn as a wedge of white marble
Marked by ready eyes to be hewn to a
Suitable icon; a solemn contour
That, in Saturn’s hoary, unkempt bramble
Shall ever stand his face to shadows bowed;
From sunlight’s blazing impulse, hope’s lantern,
And even the dream of fireflies cosseted;
By fleet glimpses through life’s copse set to be
Idealized, idolized, deified
Past all semblance of that bursting, florid,
Fulsome boy who mesmerized my being...

"I Speak On Him" Framed Panel Print

"I Speak On Him" Greeting Cards (Pk of 10)

"I Speak On Him" Postcards (Package of 8)

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