Monday, 26 November 2018

Silent be they - Aulus Gellius

Silent be they, and far from hence remove,
By scenes like ours not likely to improve,
Who never paid the honoured Muse her rights,
Who senseless live in wild, impure delights;
I bid them once, I bid them twice begone,
I bid them thrice, in still a louder tone:
Far hence depart, whilst ye with dance and song
Our solemn feast, our tuneful nights prolong.

Aulus Gellius (130 -180) Italy (Ancient Rome)
Translatied by William Belo
Source: The Library of the World’s Best Literature In Thirty Volumes Founded by Charles Dudley Warner, Warner Libraray Co., 1917
From "Attic Nights"

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