|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
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 gods? 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|