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    Whoever truly worships the gods loves their priests.
    Publius Papinius Statius (c. 40–96)

    I taught you sounds and words and soothed your complainings and your hidden hurts, and as you did crawl on the ground, I stooped and lifted you to my kisses, and lovingly on my bosom lulled to sleep your drooping eyes, and bade sweet slumber take you.
    —Publius Papinius Statius (c. 40–96)

    A short reign does not spare the masses.
    —Publius Papinius Statius (c. 40–96)

    I taught you sounds and words and soothed your complainings and your hidden hurts, and as you did crawl on the ground, I stooped and lifted you to my kisses, and lovingly on my bosom lulled to sleep your drooping eyes, and bade sweet slumber take you.
    —Publius Papinius Statius (c. 40–96)