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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 Two Things Needful

By Martial (c. 40–c. 104 A.D.)

HOW grand your gorgeous mansion shows

Through various trees in stately rows!

Yet two defects its splendors spite:

No charmed recess for tedious night—

No cheerful spot where friends may dine—

Well, your non-residence is fine!