Marcus Valerius Martialis
Marcus Valerius Martialis Poems
- 10, 47 Most charming Martialis: These things will give you ...
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Most charming Martialis:
These things will give you solace:
Wealth that’s unmerited
Since it’s inherited;
Land yielding fair returns,
A fire that always burns;
A lack of legal woes
Or need for formal clothes;
Peace and tranquility,
Good health, an earnest way
Free of naivete;
Good friends with homes to share,
A table’s hearty fare;
A night’s sobriety
A bed not too austere,
Sound sleep to still your fear
Free of insecurity.
Don’t race to death’s release
But face that day with ...