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Phyllidula is scrawny but amorous,
Thus have the gods awarded her
That in pleasure she receives more than she can give,
If she does not count this blessed
Let her change her religion.

The Patterns

Erinna is a model parent,
Her children have never discovered her adulteries.

Lalage is also a model parent,
Her offspring are fat and happy.


O my songs,
Why do you look so eagerly and so curiously into people's faces,
Will you find your lost dead among them?