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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
To a Schoolmaster
 
Martial (c.A.D. 40–c.A.D. 104)
 
 
LVDI magister, parce simplici turbae:
  sic te frequentes audiant capillati
et delicatae diligat chorus mensae,
nec calculator, nec notarius uelox
maiore quisquam circulo coronetur.        5
albae Leone flammeo calent luces
tostamque feruens Iulius coquit messem.
cirrata loris horridis Scythae pellis,
qua uapulauit Marsyas Celaenaeus,
ferulaeque tristes, sceptra paedagogorum,        10
cessent et Idus dormiant in Octobris:
aestate pueri si ualent, satis discunt.
 

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