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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
To Horace
 
Maecenas (d. 8 B.C.)
 
 
i

LVCENTES, mea uita, nec smaragdos,
beryllos neque, Flacce mi, nitentes
nec percandida margarita quaero
nec quos thunica lima perpoliuit
anulos neque iaspios lapillos.        5
 
Any Life is better than no life
ii

DEBILEM facito manu, debilem pede, coxa,
tuber adstrue gibberum, lubricos quate dentis:
vita dum superest, bene est.
 

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