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An epigram written to a wordy, forward, active, and mercurial former master.
When asking Asterion about the note, he sadly explains that he recalls having said the last line after not being able to keep up with the master, which delighted him. He demanded a poem out of it.
“Stop, please, oh Lord of mine –
Fast speaker, mover bold,
Deft organizer-- slow;
I listen far too fast.”
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- Mercurial - The adjective is a reference to element quicksilver, which is known for its high mobility.
- Mercury is also the Roman equivalent to Hermes.