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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 Child’s Trick
By Persius (34–62 A.D.)
 
Translation of William Cranston Lawton

I OFTEN touched my eyes, I recollect,
With oil, in boyhood, if I did not wish
To learn by heart the dying Cato’s words;
Which my daft master loudly would applaud,
And with a glow of pride my father heard        5
As I recited to his gathered friends.
 
 
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