From The Bibliophile Library of Literature, Art, & Rare Manuscripts, Volume I, compiled and arranged by Nathan Haskell Dole, Forrest Morgan, and Caroline Ticknor,The International Bibliophile Society, New York-London, 1904; p. 169.
HORNS to bulls wise Nature lends;
Horses she with hoofs defends;
Hares with nimble feet relieves;
Dreadful teeth to lions gives;
Fishes learn through streams to slide;
Birds through yielding air to glide;
Men with courage she supplies;
But to women these denies.
What then gives she? Beauty, this
Both their arms and armor is:
She, that can this weapon use,
Fire and sword with ease subdues.
[For other translations of several of his poems, including this one, see, on this site: Anacreon, from “Specimens of the Poets and Poetry of Greece and Rome by Various Translators,” edited by William Peter, Philadelphia: Carey and Hart; 1847. — Elf.Ed.]