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OF QUINTIA AND LESBIA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quintia is handsome, fair, tall, straight, all these
Last Line: All graces and all wit from all hath bore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Subject(s): Beauty


QUINTIA is handsome, fair, tall, straight, all these
Very particulars I grant with ease:
But she all o'er's not handsome; here's her fault:
In all that bulk there's not one corn of salt;
Whilst Lesbia, fair, and handsome too all o'er,
All graces and all wit from all hath bore.





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