LESBIA MI DICIT SEMPER MALE ... LESBIA RAILING
Catullus (Gaius Valerius Catullus) tr. Jonathan Swift
Lesbia mi dicit semper male nec tacet umquam

de me: Lesbia me dispeream nhisi amat.

que signo? quia sunt totidem mea: deprecor illam

assidue, uerum dispeream nisi amo.

Lesbia forever on me rails.
To talk of me, she never fails.
Now, hang me, but for all her art,
I find that I have gained her heart.

My proof is this: I plainly see
The case is just the same with me;
I curse her every hour sincerely,
Yet, hang me, but I love her dearly.

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