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AUXILIUM NUNQUAM
deficiens.

Help never failing

Bina pericla unis effugi sedulus armis,
Cum premererque solo, cum premererque salo.
Incolumem ex acie clypeus me praestitit, idem,
Naufragio [=Naufragum] apprensus littora adusque tulit.[1]

Double danger have I escaped by careful use of one set of arms, when I was hard-pressed on dry land and when I was in dire straits amidst the swelling billows. My shield brought me safe from the battle. The same shield, when I seized it, carried me, ship-wrecked, right to the shore.

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1. áThis is based on Anthologia graeca 9, 42. See also 9, 109.


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IN FERTILITATEM[1] SIBI IPSI
DAMNOSAM.

Fruitfulness bringing its own destruction

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Ludibrium pueris lapides iacientibus hoc me,
In trivio posuit rustica cura nucem.
Quae laceris ramis perstrictoque ardua libro,
Certatim fundis per latus omne petor.
Quid sterili posset contingere turpius? eheu,
Infoelix fructus in mea damna fero.[2]

A countryman’s care placed me, a nut tree, at this cross-roads, where I am the butt of stone-throwing boys. I have grown tall, but my branches are broken, my bark bruised, I am attacked with sling-stones, competing on every side. What worse fate could befall a barren tree? Alas, cursed tree that I am, I bear fruit to my own destruction.

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1. áTextual variant: foecunditatem.

2. áThis is a translation of Anthologia graeca 9.3, see also Aesop, Fables 152.


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