That which Grecian art created,
Let the Frank, with joy elated,
Bear to Seines triumphant strand,
And in his museums glorious
Show the trophies all-victorious
To his wondering fatherland.
They to him are silent ever,
Into lifes fresh circle never
From their pedestals come down.
He alone eer holds the Muses
Through whose breast their power diffuses,-
To the Vandal theyre but stone!