William Makepeace Thackeray

(1811-1863 / India)

To His Serving Boy - Poem by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Persicos odi
Puer, apparatus;
Displicent nexae
Philyra coronae:
Mitte sectari,
Rosa qua locorum
Sera moretur.

Simplici myrto
Nihil allabores
Sedulus, curo:
Neque te ministrum
Dedecet myrtus,
Neque me sub arcta
Vite bibentem.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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