|Edward Lear||trans. Timothy Adès|
There was an Old Person of Sparta,|
Who had twenty-five sons and one daughter;
He fed them on snails, and weighed them in scales,
That wonderful person of Sparta.
o pasta proles fotaque cochleis!|
examinabas in Lacedaemone
post quinque vigintique natos,
mire Lacon, trutina puellam.
Trans. copyright: Timothy Adès