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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
A Brother’s Grave
By Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84–c. 54 B.C.)
 
Translation of James Cranstoun

BROTHER! o’er many lands and oceans borne,
  I reach thy grave, death’s last sad rite to pay;
To call thy silent dust in vain, and mourn,
  Since ruthless fate has hurried thee away:
    Woe’s me! yet now upon thy tomb I lay—        5
All soaked with tears for thee, thee loved so well—
  What gifts our fathers gave the honored clay
Of valued friends; take them, my grief they tell:
  And now, forever hail! forever fare thee well!
 
 
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