|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
By Antiphilus (First Century A.D.)
|The Greek Anthology|
Translation of John William Mackail
|MINE be a mattress on the poop, and the awnings over it, sounding with the blows of the spray, and the fire forcing its way out of the hearthstones, and a pot upon them with empty turmoil of bubbles; and let me see the boy dressing the meat, and my table be a ships plank covered with a cloth; and a game of pitch-and-toss, and the boatswains whistle: the other day I had such fortune, for I love common life.|| 1|