Horace, Satires I.iv 12-13, 17-18

garrulus atque piger scribendi ferre laborem,
scribendi recte: nam ut multum, nil moror...

di bene fecerunt, inopis me quodque pusilli
finxerunt animi, raro et perpauca loquentis

He's garrulous: detests the work of writing -
writing his best I mean. For me, mere scribbling
dulls. Thank the Gods my thoughts are few. I've no
spirit; I speak but rarely then say little.


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