Approved by the ministry of Pallas.
>Only-Begotten, noble race of Jove, blessed and fierce, who joy'st in caves to rove:
>O, warlike Pallas, whose illustrious kind, ineffable and effable we find:
>Magnanimous and fam'd, the rocky height, and groves, and shady mountains thee delight:
>In arms rejoicing, who with Furies dire and wild, the souls of mortals dost inspire.
>Gymnastic virgin of terrific mind, dire Gorgons bane, unmarried, blessed, kind:
>Mother of arts, imperious; understood, rage to the wicked., wisdom to the good:
>Female and male, the arts of war are thine, fanatic, much-form'd dragoness, divine:
>O'er the Phlegrean giants rous'd to ire, thy coursers driving, with destruction dire.
>Sprung from the head of Jove, of splendid mien, purger of evils, all-victorious queen.
>Hear me, O Goddess, when to thee I pray, with supplicating voice both night and day,
>And in my latest hour, peace and health, propitious times, and necessary wealth,
>And, ever present, be thy vot'ries aid, O, much implor'd, art's parent, blue eyed maid.
Blessed are the paladins, the hand of Pallas!