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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Nuntium Remittit Cynthiae
 
Caius Valerius Catullus (84? B.C.–54? B.C.)
 
 
FVRI et Aureli, comites Catulli,
siue in extremos penetrabit Indos,
litus ut longe resonante Eoa
  tunditur unda,
siue in Hyrcanos Arabesque molles,        5
seu Sagas sagittiferosue Parthos,
siue quae septemgeminus colorat
  aequora Nilus,
siue trans altas gradietur Alpes,
Caesaris uisens monimenta magni,        10
Gallicum Rhenum, horrida tescua, ulti-
  mosque Britannos,
omnia haec, quocunque feret uoluntas
caelitum, temptare simul parati:—
pauca nuntiate meae puellae        15
  non bona dicta.
cum suis uiuat ualeatque moechis,
quos simul complexa tenet trecentos,
nullum amans uere, sed identidem omnium
  ilia rumpens:        20
nec meum respectet, ut ante, amorem,
qui illius culpa cecidit uelut prati
ultimi flos, praetereunte postquam
  tactus aratro est.
 

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