Saturday, July 18, 2009

In puellam immoderatis dictis usam

non bene dicenti moderari disce, puella,
linguae; iam nugas fundere mitte tuas;

istas, prome iterum, sere quas vis, stulta, loquelas,
atque vide propere quam fugiant alii.

istas prome tuas; age, dic quascumque loquelas
optas, atque vide quam propere fugiant

Learn how to restrain your tongue, girl,
that doesn't speak well of others;
Leave off pouring out your trifling nonsense.

Go on, fetch them out, sow whatever chatter you like,
and watch how quickly people run in the other direction.

fetch out that talk of yours, go on say whatever you want,
and watch how quickly your listeners run
in the other direction...

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