|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.