Petrarch, Familiar Letters 18.2.6

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Homerus tuus apud me mutus, imo uero ego apud illum surdus sum. Gaudeo tamen uel aspectu solo et sepe illum amplexus et suspirans dico: ‘O magne uir, quam cupide te audirem!’

Your Homer is mute to me, or rather I am deaf to him. Nevertheless I rejoice even to look at him, and often I embrace him and say, sighing: ‘O great man, how gladly would I listen to you!’

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