Marcus Valerius Martial (c. 40–104), Spanish-born Roman poet, epigrammatist. Epigrams, bk. 1, no. 32.
The original of the verse: "I do not like thee Dr. Fell, The reason why I cannot tell; But this I know, I know full well, I do not like thee Dr. Fell."Mby the satirist Tom Brown (1663-1704), who, being expelled by Dr. John Fell, Dean of Christchurch, had his sentence remitted on translation of Martial's epigram.