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To Priapus

Dum vivis, sperare decet: tu, rustice custos,
   huc ades et nervis, tente Priape, fave.

While there is life 'tis fitting to hope, O rustical guardian!
Here be thou present and thou aid us, Priapus stiff-nerved.

Whilst there is life, 'tis fitting to hope; do thou, O rustic guardian, be present here; and, O stiff-nerved Priapus, be propitious.

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