Lexicon:Non amo te, Sabidi

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Citation: non amo te, Sabidi
Language: Latin
References: Master and Commander, page 174
Meaning: I do not love you, Sabidius


Martial, Epigrammata I; continues '... I cannot tell you why. I can say this though, I certainly don't love you.' A famous 17th century translation, by Thomas Brown, begins, 'I do not love thee, Dr Fell..'. Brown was threatened with expulsion from Oxford by Dr John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, but was offered a chance to redeem himself if he could translate the Martial epigram impromptu; which he did.

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