Cui dono lepidum novum libellum Arido modo pumice expolitum?
Here’s my small book out, nice and new,
Fresh-bound — whom shall I give it to?I, l. 1-2Variant translations:Who shall I give my nice new little book to,
my little book polished with dry pumice?To whom am I to present my pretty new book,
freshly smoothed off with dry pumice-stone?
Trans. F.W. Cornish