|Edward Lear||trans. Timothy Adès|
There was a Young Lady of Portugal, |
Whose ideas were excessively nautical:
She climbed up a tree, to examine the sea,
But declared she would never leave Portugal.
quae rapta naves cogitat et rates,|
ut spectet aequor, scandit in arborem.
dein Lusitana effata: 'nunquam
te, Tage, teque, Duri, relinquam.'
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Trans. copyright: Timothy Adès