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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
A Present from Lesbia
 
Alcimius (fl. 354 A.D.)
 
 
LVX mea puniceum misit mihi Lesbia malum:
  iam sordent animo cetera poma meo.
sordent uelleribus uestita cydonia canis,
  sordent hirsutae munera castaneae;
nolo nuces, Amarylli, tuas nec cerea pruna:        5
  rusticus haec Corydon munera magna putet.
horreo sanguineo male mora rubentia suco:
  heu graue funesti crimen amoris habent!
missa et dente leui paulo libata placenta:
  nectarea e labris dulcia liba suis:        10
nescio quid plus melle sapit, quod contigit ipsa
  spirans Cecropium dulcis ab ore thymum.
 

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