Magnanimous, unconquered, boisterous Mars,
In darts rejoicing, and in bloody wars;
Fierce and untamed, whose mighty power can make
The strongest walls from their foundations shake:
Mortal-destroying king, defiled with gore,
Pleased with war’s dreadful and tumultuous roar.
Thee human blood, and swords, and spears delight,
And the dire ruin of mad savage fight.
Stay furious contests, and avenging strife,
Whose works with woe embitter human life;
To lovely Venus, and to Bacchus yield,
For arms exchange the labors of the field;
Encourage peace, to gentle works inclined,
And give abundance, with benignant mind.