by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c84 BCE - 54 BCE)

Lesbia mi dicit semper male
Language: Latin 
Lesbia mi dicit semper male 
nec tacet umquam de me: 
Lesbia me dispeream nisi amat.
quo signo? Quia sunt totidem mea: 
deprecor illam assidue, 
verum, dispeream nisi amo.

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) , "Lesbia railing" [an adaptation] ; composed by John Woods Duke.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-02-15
Line count: 6
Word count: 28