Unformatted text preview: Echo and Handsome Narcissus Narcissus was a beautiful boy. Many girls used to love him; he was loving none out of those girls. He himself used to love only himself, and he was spending his life in the woods. A nymph Echo had loved Narcissus for a long time, but she had never been able to tell her love to him: she was only able to repeat the last word of the other (i.e. Narcissus). If Narcisuss called, “Are you here?” Echo called “Here!” If that one said “Where are you? Come!” that one said “Come!” But Narcissus did not come to her, and Echo therefore did not live for a long time. She lost her whole body; even now, however, we hear her voice. Meanwhile Narcissus saw his own image in a pool of water, and he was not able to move his eyes away. He was overcome with great love for himself. Time flew by; Narcissus remained in that same spot. His friends were not able to find him. Before that same pool, where that one had been, there was now a beautiful flower. The name of this flower will be in perpetuity Narcissus. Men ought not to love themselves too much. ...
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- Fall '08