Barbam Promittere (To Let the Beard Grow Long)

[With parallel text in Latin and English]

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Extispex halagora effundet
omnino oraculi, mala merx
proculcamus non iam aspicit
provinciæ extimæ animi
extorri, facino entis verax.
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The soothsayer from the salt market, he
spills quite the oracles—a bad lot we
trample upon, he looks at no longer—
to the farthest province of mind exiled
for the crime of being honest.