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IX (F XII, 20)

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.

1 Ad Att. xiv. 8, Letter DCCVII

2 By staying with me in my villas there.

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