Effecte

larringatore

Laudantem Selium, cenae cum retia tendit,
accipe, sive legas sive patronus agas:
‘effecte! graviter! cito! nequiter! euge! beate!
hoc volui!’ ‘facta est iam tibi cena, tace.’
(Martial 2.27)

When Selius spreads his net for a dinner and praises you, take him along, whether you are reciting or pleading a case. “That does it!” “A hit!” “A quick one!” “Cunning!” “Jolly good!” “Lovely!” “That’s what I was waiting for.” – “All right, you’ve got your dinner. Now hush.” (tr. David Roy Shackleton Bailey)

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