The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, by Catullus

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Quid est, Catulle? quid moraris emori?

Sella in curuli struma Nonius sedet,

Per consulatum peierat Vatinius:

Quid est, Catulle? quid moraris emori?

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Catullus to Himself.

What is’t, Catullus? Why delay to out die?

That Wen hight Nonius sits in curule chair,

For Consulship Vatinius false doth swear;

What is’t, Catullus? Why delay to out die?

Prithee Catullus, why delay thine death? Nonius the tumour is seated in the curule chair, Vatinius forswears himself for consul’s rank: prithee Catullus, why delay thine death?

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