Catullus Poem 13
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CENABIS bene, mi Fabulle, apud me  1 You shall have a good dinner at my house, Fabullus,
paucis, si tibi di fauent, diebus,  2 In a few days, please the gods, 
si tecum attuleris bonam atque magnam  3 if you bring with you good dinner and plenty of it, 
cenam, non sine candida puella  4 not forgetting a pretty girl 
et uino et sale et omnibus cachinnis.  5 and wine and wit and all kinds of laughter. 
haec si, inquam, attuleris, uenuste noster,  6 If, I say, you bring all this, my charming friend, 
cenabis bene; nam tui Catulli  7 you will have a good dinner; for the purse 
plenus sacculus est aranearum.  8 of your Catullus is full of cobwebs. 
sed contra accipies meros amores  9 But on the other hand you shall have from me love's very essence,
seu quid suauius elegantiusue est:  10 or what is sweeter or more delicious than love, if sweeter there be; 
nam unguentum dabo, quod meae puellae 11 for I will give you some perfume which 
donarunt Veneres Cupidinesque,  12 the Venuses and Loves gave to my lady;/font>
quod tu cum olfacies, deos rogabis,  13 and when you sniff its fragrance, you will pray the gods 
totum ut te faciant, Fabulle, nasum. 14 to make you, Fabullus, nothing but nose.