The sound of ...

Cf. Day, Parliament of Bees:

'When of the sudden, listening, you shall hear,
'A noise of horns and hunting, which shall bring
'Acteaon to Diana in the spring,
'Where all shall see her naked skin...'

[Eliot's note] In the Greek myth, Actaeon was changed to a stag and hunted to death after he saw Diana, the goddess of chastity, bathing with her nymphs. (see Metamorphoses, below).

reference topics

Ovid, Metamorphoses
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