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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
The Lamp of Love
 
Valerius Aedituus (fl. 100 B.C.)
 
 
QVID faculam praefers, Phileros, quae nil opus nobis?
  ibimus sic: lucet pectoris flamma satis:
istam nam potis est uis saeua extinguere uenti,
  aut imber caelo candidus praecipitans:
at contra hunc ignem Veneris, nisi si Venus ipsa,        5
  nullast quae possit uis alia opprimere.
 

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