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Cease thou of any to hope desirèd boon of well-willing,
Or deem any shall prove pious and true to his dues.
Waxes the world ingrate, no deed benevolent profits,
Nay full oft it irks even offending the more:
Such is my case whom none maltreats more grievously bitter,
Than does the man that me held one and only to friend.

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    • E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus, 64
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