Quotation by Petronius Arbiter

Doing, a filthy pleasure is, and short;
And done, we straight repent us of the sport:
Let us not then rush blindly on unto it,
Like lustfull beasts, that onely know to doe it:
Petronius Arbiter (d.A.D. 66), Roman poet (Caius Petronius Arbiter). Doing, a Filthy Pleasure Is, and Short (l. 1–4).

NAWM-1. Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.
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