by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c84 BCE - 54 BCE)
Translation by Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Lesbia railing
Language: English  after the Latin 
Lesbia forever on me rails.
To talk of me, she never fails.
Now, hang me, but for all her art,
I find that I have gained her heart.
         
My proof is this: I plainly see
The case is just the same with me;
I curse her every hour sincerely,
Yet, hang me, but I love her dearly.

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