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

The Cook Well Done

By Martial (c. 40–c. 104 A.D.)

WHY call me a bloodthirsty, gluttonous sinner

For pounding my chef when my peace he subverts?

If I can’t thrash my cook when he gets a poor dinner,

Pray how shall the scamp ever get his deserts?