O Mighty Titans, who from Heaven and Earth
Derive your noble and illustrious birth,
Our fathers’ sires, in Tartarus profound
Who dwell, deep merged beneath the solid ground:
Fountains and principles from whom began
The afflicted miserable race of man:
Who not alone in earth’s retreats abide,
But in the ocean and the air reside;
Since every species from your nature flows,
Which, all prolific, nothing barren knows.
Avert your rage, if from the infernal seats
One of your tribe should visit our retreats.