by Caelius Firmianus Symphosius (flourished 4th - 5th century CE)
Translation © by Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

Plus ego sustinui quam corpus debuit...
Language: Latin 
Plus ego sustinui quam corpus debuit unum; 
Tres animas habui, quas omnes intus alebam; 
Abscessere duae, sed tertia paene peregit.

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Mother of Twins
Language: English  after the Latin 
I have borne more than a body ought to bear
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