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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
The Complaint of the Garden God
 
Anonymous
 
 
QVID frustra quereris, colone, mecum
  quod quondam bene fructuosa malus
autumnis sterilis duobus adstem?
non me praegrauat, ut putas, senectus,
nec sum grandine uerberata dura,        5
nec gemmas modo germine exeuntis
seri frigoris ustulauit aura,
nec uenti pluuiaeue siccitasue,
quod de se quererer, malum dederunt;
non sturnus mihi gracculusue raptor        10
aut cornix anus aut aquosus anser
aut coruus nocuit siticulosus:
sed quod carmina pessimi poetae
ramis sustineo laboriosis.
 

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