Praefatio ad Distichorum Catonis Librum Tertium

Hoc quicunque voles carmen cognoscere Lector,
Quum praecepta ferat, quae sunt gratissima vitae,
Commoda multa feres. Sin autem spreveris illud,
Non me scriptorem, sed te neglexeris ipse.

Ὅς τις ἐπιστῆσαι βούλει τοίσδεσσι μέτροισι,
Τοῖς πολὺ πλῆθος ἔχουσι βιωφελέων ὑποθηκῶν,
Πολλῶν ἂν μέγ’ ὄναιο· σὺ εἰ μὴ δέχνυσαι αὐτὰ,
Οὐ τὸν ὑφηγητήν με, σὲ δὲ πλέον ἐξαθερίσσεις.

From Scaliger’s 1605 Opuscula Diversa, Graeca et Latina. p. 22 (http://bit.ly/1bFHtAx)

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