Miserarum est neque amori dare ludum
Language: Latin 
Miserarum est neque amori dare ludum
neque dulci mala vino lavere, aut exanimari 
metuentis patruae verbera linguae.

Tibi qualum Cythereae puer ales,
tibi telas operosaeque Minervae
studium aufert, Neobule, Liparaei nitor Hebri,

Simul unctos Tiberinis humeros 
Lavit in undis, eques ipso melior 
Bellerophonte, neque pugno, neque segni pede victus,

Catus idem per apertum fugientis
agitato grege cervos iaculari et
celer alto latitantem fruticeto excipere aprum.

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Confirmed with Horace, Carmina recensuit variatate Lectionis, tomus secundus, Leipzig: "F. C. G. Vogelii," 1809. Appears in Liber III, no. 12, pages 146 - 149; and confirmed with Q. Horatii Flacci Opera: The Works of Horace, third edition, volume I, Dublin: McGlashan and Gill, 1856, from Carmen XII, pages 218 - 219.


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