Catullus poem 31

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Paene insularum, Sirmio, insularumque ocelle,
jewel of islands, Sirmio, jewel of peninsulas,
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quascumque in liquentibus stagnis marique uasto fert uterque Neptunus,
jewel of whatever is set in the bright waters or the great sea or either ocean.
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quam te libenter quamque laetus inuiso,
with that joy, what pleasure i gaze at you,
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uix mi ipse credens Thyniam atque Bithynos liquisse campos et uidere te in tuto..
scarcely believing myself free of Thynia and the Bithynian fields and seeing you in safety.
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o quid solutis est beatius curis, *** mens onus reponit, ac peregrino labore fessi uenimus larem ad nostrum, desideratoque acquiescimus lecto?
O what freedom from care is more joyful, than when the mind lays down its burden, and weary, back home from foreign toil, we rest in the bed we longed for?
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hoc est quod unum est pro laboribus tantis.
this one moment's worth all the labour.
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salue, o uenusta Sirmio, atque ero gaude gaudente; uosque, o Lydiae lacus undae, ridete quidquid est domi cachinnorum.
Hail, O lovely Sirmio, and rejoice as I rejoice, and you O lake of Lydian waters laugh with whatever of laughter lives there.
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jewel of whatever is set in the bright waters or the great sea or either ocean.

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quascumque in liquentibus stagnis marique uasto fert uterque Neptunus,

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with that joy, what pleasure i gaze at you,

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scarcely believing myself free of Thynia and the Bithynian fields and seeing you in safety.

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O what freedom from care is more joyful, than when the mind lays down its burden, and weary, back home from foreign toil, we rest in the bed we longed for?

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