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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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