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

Nexa ligor ferro, multos habitura...
Language: Latin 
Nexa ligor ferro, multos habitura ligatos; 
Vincior ipsa prius, sed vincio vincta vicissim; 
Et solvi multos, nec sum tamen ipsa soluta.

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Language: English  after the Latin 
To me, and through me fortune is unkind
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