The slate on the right contains most of Upon Cupid by Aancreon, a Greek lyric poet and reads:
As lately I a garland bound
'mongst Roses I there cupid found
I took him in my cup.
And drunk with wine
I drank him up
On the left a verse from Shelly
And the Sunlight clasps the Earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea
What are all these kisses worth
If man kisses not me?!