IX (F XII, 20)
TO QUINTUS CORNIFICIUS (IN CAMPANIA)Your letter gave me great pleasure, except for the contempt it expressed for my little lodge at Sinuessa. 1 This insult my bijou villa will much resent unless you make full and complete amends at Cumae and Pompeii. 2 Pray do so, and go on loving me and bombarding me with letters of some sort. For I am better at reply than at challenging. But if you continue idle about it, as you are at present, I shall have at you; and your want of spirit shall not produce inactivity in me. More when I have leisure: I scribble these lines while in the senate.