by: Caius Valerius Catullus
- ESBIA forever
on me rails.
- To talk of me, she never fails.
- Now, hang me, but for all her art,
- I find that I have gained her heart.
- My proof is this: I plainly see
- The case is just the same with me;
- I curse her every hour sincerely,
- Yet, hang me, but I love her dearly.
POEMS BY CATULLUS
This English translation of Catullus'
"Lesbia Railing" was composed by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).