by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c84 BCE - 54 BCE)

Passer, deliciae meae puellae
Language: Latin 
Passer, deliciae meae puellae,
quicum ludere, quem in sinu tenere,
cui primum digitum dare appetenti
et acris solet incitare morsus,
cum desiderio meo nitenti
carum nescio quid libet iocari
et [solacium]1 sui doloris -
credo, ut tum gravis acquiescat ardor:
tecum ludere sicut ipsa possem
et tristis animi levare curas [...]2
tam gratum est mihi quam ferunt puellae,
pernici aureolum fuisse malum,
quod zonam soluit diu ligitam.

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1 Novák: "solaciolum"
2 Some text has been lost from the original here. Novák repeats this line and adds the first line again, as the last line of his setting.

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