Saturday, July 01, 2017


A Gift of the Gods

Horace, Satires 1.4.17-18 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough):
The gods be praised for fashioning me of meagre wit and lowly spirit, of rare and scanty speech!

di bene fecerunt, inopis me quodque pusilli
finxerunt animi, raro et perpauca loquentis.

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