Quotation by Catullus

Ye Cupids, droop each little head,
Nor let your wings with joy be spread:
My Lesbia's favourite bird is dead,
Whom dearer than her eyes she loved.
Catullus [Gaius Valerius Catullus] (84–54 B.C.), Roman poet. Carmina, no. 3, l. 1.

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