Caught by its glitter the maiden stooped again, and while she paused to recover the apple, Hippomenes shot ahead.
At that instant Hippomenes tossed ahead one of the golden apples.
Finally I found myself in front of the enclosure where the statues of Hippomenes and Atalanta stand.
Elsewhere Hippomenes delivers himself of a superexcellent pun.
Thus for the first time the race was won by another than Atalanta, and Hippomenes claimed the maiden as his rightful reward.
She stooped to pick it up, and Hippomenes regained the lead.
Again she passed him, and again a golden apple caused her to pause, and Hippomenes shot ahead.
Hippomenes, the hero, is seen climbing "over the garden wall," guitar in hand.
Venus did not always befriend true lovers, as she had befriended Hippomenes, with her three golden apples.
Hippomenes seeks my coy-eyed daughter to wife; but let him now hear my wholesome speech.