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

Silence is Golden

By Martial (c. 40–c. 104 A.D.)

YOU’RE pretty, I know it; and young, that is true;

And wealthy—there’s none but confesses that too:

But you trumpet your praises with so loud a tongue

That you cease to be wealthy or pretty or young!