Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Italy: Vols. XI–XIII. 1876–79.

Garda (Benacus), the Lake


By Virgil (70–19 B.C.)

Translated by Joseph Addison

HERE, vexed by winter storms Benacus raves,

Confused with working sands and rolling waves;

Rough and tumultuous like a sea it lies,

So loud the tempest roars, so high the billows rise.