Matronae procul hinc abite castae:
turpe est vos legere impudica verba.-
non assis faciunt euntque recta:
nimirum sapiunt videntque magnam
matronae quoque mentulam libenter.
Matrons avoid this site, for your chaste breed
'Twere vile these verses impudique to read.
They still come on and not a doit they heed!
O'ermuch these matrons know and they regard
With willing glances this my vasty yard.
Go far hence, ye virtuous wives, 'tis unseemly for you to read lewd verses. They care not an as [for my words], and straightway approach. Verily these matrons are sensible, and look joyfully, too, on the well-grown mentule.
[1. The obscene inscriptions scrawled on the base of his statue.
2. A Roman copper coin of small value.]