„Whatsoever [Love] does, whithersoever she turns her steps, Grace follows her unseen to order all aright.“

—  Tibull

Illam, quidquid agit, quoquo vestigia movit,
componit furtim subsequiturque Decor.
Bk. 4, no. 2, line 7.
Tibullus' authorship of this poem is doubtful.
Original: (la) Illam, quidquid agit, quoquo vestigia movit,<br/>componit furtim subsequiturque Decor.


Illam, quidquid agit, quoquo vestigia movit,<br/>componit furtim subsequiturque Decor.

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