Quotation by Catullus

My sweetest Lesbia let us live and love,
And though the sager sort our deeds reprove,
Let us not weigh them: Heav'n's great lamps do dive
Into their west, and straight again revive,
But soon as once set is our little light,
Then must we sleep one ever-during night.
Catullus [Gaius Valerius Catullus] (84–54 B.C.), Roman poet. Carmina, no. 5, l.1-7, trans. by Thomas Campion (1601).

Lesbia was the pseudonym for Clodia Metelli, the inspiration of much of Catullus's poetry.
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