In Indoctum Poetam.


Martha Marchina

Original Text

Marchina, Martha. Marthae Marchinae virginis Neapolitanae Musa posthuma. 1701, p. 116.


Quid tibi cum nostra est, vates indocte, Minerva?       Hic te nullus honor, praemia nulla manent. Cernis, ut innumeris turpatur pagina mendis,       Vulneribusque tuis carmina laesa dolent? Redde igitur Musis calamos, fessosque libellos:       Non sunt haec dextra munera digna tua.


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