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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Dedication for a Volume of Lyrics
By Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84–c. 54 B.C.)
 
Translation of William Cranston Lawton

THIS dainty little book and new,
Just polished with the pumice, who
Shall now receive?—Cornelius, you!
 
For these my trifles even then
You counted of some value, when        5
You only of Italian men
 
Into three tomes had dared to cast
The story of all ages past,—
Learned, O Jupiter, and vast!
 
So take it, prize it as you may.        10
—And, gracious Virgin, this I pray:
That it shall live beyond our day!
 
 
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