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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Epilogue
By Philodemus (60 B.C.)
The Greek Anthology
 
Translation of John William Mackail

I WAS in love once; who has not been? I have reveled; who is uninitiated in revels? Nay, I was mad; at whose prompting but a god’s? Let them go; for now the silver hair is fast replacing the black, a messenger of wisdom that comes with age. We too played when the time of playing was; and now that it is no longer, we will turn to worthier thoughts.  1
 
 
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