Catullus 70

Nullī sē dīcit mulier mea nūbere malle

quam mihi, nōn sī sē Iuppiter ipse petat.

dīcit: sed mulier cupidō quod dīcit amantī,

in ventō et rapidā scrībere oportet aquā.

My woman says that she would not prefer to marry anyone else, not even were Jupiter himself to woo her. So she says – but what a woman says to her eager lover he should write on the wind and in the snatching water.

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