161. AD PETRARCHUM
Semper dum tua Laura legetur, lis erit, utrum
Tu Laura, lauro dignior anne fores.
161. TO PETRARCH
While O thy Laura's read, the doubt will be,
Lawrel or Laura whether fitt'st for thee.
166. ON SEXTILIANUS, A BALD MAN
Reading the witty epigrams you have written, praising the poet's judgment, I recognized his genius. I was surprised that you wrote no epigram about Calvus, whom the poets traditionally tease. This assured reason finally occurred to me, that Sextilianus, who did the writing, was bald himself.
83. IN CALVUM
Quantumvis aliquid fatuo videare popello
Non ego unius aestimo, Calve, pili.
83. ON CALVUS
No matter how big a thing you seem to the foolish common people,
Calve, I do not value you at a groat.