Marcus Valerius Martialis

Marcus Valerius Martialis Poems

1. Post-Obits And The Poets 1/17/2003
2. Critics 1/17/2003
3. On The Death Of A Sla 1/17/2003
4. The Advantages Of Learning 1/17/2003
5. Procrastination 1/17/2003
6. 10, 47 1/17/2003

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10, 47

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,
Well-honed nobility;
Good health, an earnest way
Free of naivete;
Good friends with homes to share,
A table’s hearty fare;
A night’s sobriety
Without anxiety,
A bed not too austere,
Sound sleep to still your fear
And self-awareness
Free of insecurity.
Don’t race to death’s release
But face that day with ...

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