Catullus poem 39

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Egnatius, quod candidos habet dentes, renidet usquequaque.
Egnatius, because he has snow-white teeth, smiles all the time.
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si ad rei uentum est subsellium, *** orator excitat flectum, renidet ille;
if you're a defendant in court, when the council draws tears, he smiles;
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si ad pii rogum fili lugetur, orba *** flet uni*** mater, renidet ille.
if you're in grief at the pure of pious sons, the lone lorn mother weeping, he smiles;
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quidquid est, ubicumque est, quodcumque agit, rehidet:
whatever it is, wherever it is, whatever he is doing, he smiles;
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hunc habet morbum, neque elegantem, ut arbitror, neque urbanum.
he's got a disease, neither polite, i would say, nor charming.
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quare monendum est mihi, bone Egnati.
so a reminder to you, from me, good Egnatius.
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si urbanus esses aut Sabinus aut Tiburs aut parcus Vmber aut obesus Etruscus
if you were a sabine or Tiburtine or fat Umbrian or plump Etruscan,
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aut Lanuuinus ater atque dentatus aut Transpadanus, ut meos quoque attingam, aut quilubet, qui puriter lauit dentes, tamen renidere usquequaque te nollem.
or dark toothy Lanuvian, or form the north of the Po, and i'll mention my own Velonese too, or whoever else cleans their teeth religiously, i'd still not want you to smile all the time.
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nam risu inepto res ineptior nulla est.
For there's nothing more foolish than foolishly smiling.
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nunc Celtiber :
now you're Spanish;
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Celtiberia in terra, quod quisque minxit, hoc sibi solet mane dentem atque russam defricare gingiuam,
in the country of Spain, what each man pisses, he is used to brushing his teeeth and red gums with, every morning,
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ut, quo iste uester expolitior dens est, hoc te amplius bibisse praedicet loti.
so, the fact that your teeth are so polished just shows you're the more full of ****.
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Card 2

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if you're a defendant in court, when the council draws tears, he smiles;

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si ad rei uentum est subsellium, *** orator excitat flectum, renidet ille;

Card 3

Front

if you're in grief at the pure of pious sons, the lone lorn mother weeping, he smiles;

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Card 4

Front

whatever it is, wherever it is, whatever he is doing, he smiles;

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

he's got a disease, neither polite, i would say, nor charming.

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