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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 Unkindest Cut

By Martial (c. 40–c. 104 A.D.)

LAST night as we boozed at our wine,

After having three bottles apiece,

You recall that I asked you to dine,

And you’ve come, you absurdest of geese!

I was maudlin, you should have been mellow,

All thought of the morrow away:

Well, he’s but a sorry good fellow

Whose mind’s not a blank the next day!