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    Martial, the things for to attain
    The happy life be these, I find:
    The riches left, not got with pain;
    The fruitful ground, the quiet mind;
    The equal friend; no grudge nor strife;
    No charge of rule nor governance;
    Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

    The night discharged of all care
    Where wine may bear no sovereignty;
    The chaste wife wise, without debate;
    Such sleeps as may beguile the night;
    Contented with thine own estate;
    Neither wish death, nor fear his might.
    Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialus)

    What, then, does a chaste girl do?
    She does not offer, yet she does not say “No.”
    Marcus Valerius Martial (c. 40–104)

    My sweetest Lesbia let us live and love,
    And though the sager sort our deeds reprove,
    Let us not weigh them: Heav’n’s great lamps do dive
    Into their west, and straight again revive,
    But soon as once set is our little light,
    Then must we sleep one ever-during night.
    Catullus [Gaius Valerius Catullus] (84–54 B.C.)

    Let the martial songs be written, let the dirges disappear. Let a
    race of men now rise and take control!
    Margaret Abigail Walker (b. 1915)