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An ensign's post you ask and that's denied

DMI number:
27976
Poem Aliases
Martial. Epigrams. Book 11. Epigram 69
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
An ensign's post you ask and that's denied
Last Line:
Ask for a colonel's less will hurt your pride
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Epigram, and Imitation / translation / paraphrase
Themes:
Trades / labour and Virtue / vice[pride]
Content/Publication
Title:
Select epigrams of Martial [ECCO] [N21209]
Page No(s):
p.88
Poem Title:
Ep. LXIX.
Attribution:
William Hay [from title page]
Attributed To:
William Hay