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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.


By Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84–c. 54 B.C.)

Translation of William Cranston Lawton

WITH your Catullus ill it fares, alas!

O Cornificius, and most wearily;

Still worse with all the days and hours that pass.

And with what greeting do you comfort me?

The least of boons, and easiest to bestow;

Wroth am I, that my love is answered so.

A word of greeting, pray you; what you please;

More sad than tear-drops of Simonides!