From: Doggerel by a Senior Citizen

W.H. Auden (1907-73)

Translated by Timothy Adès

Dare any call Permissiveness
An educational success?
Saner those class-rooms which I sat in,
Compelled to study Greek and Latin.

Latin by Timothy Adès:

profuit, heu! puero discenda licentia nulli:
sanius, heu! linguae, Graece, Latine, tuae.

Translation: Copyright © Timothy Adès

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