Cornelia and her Jewels (conclusion)

Proximum domicīliō Cornēliae erat pulchrae Campānae domicilium. Campāna erat superba nōn sōlum fōrmā suā sed maximē ōrnāmentīs suīs. Ea1 laudābat semper. “Habēsne tū ūlla ornāmenta, Cornēlia?” inquit. “Ubi sunt tua ōrnāmenta?” Deinde Cornēlia fīliōs suōs Tiberium et Gāium vocat. “Puerī meī,” inquit, “sunt mea ōrnāmenta. Nam bonī līberī sunt semper bonae fēminae ōrnāmenta maximē clāra.” (Beginner’s Guide to Latin)

Next to Cornelia’s house was the house of beautiful Campana. Campana was proud not only of her beauty but especially of her jewels. She always praised her jewels. “Do you have any jewels, Cornelia?” she inquired. “Where are your jewels?” Then Cornelia summoned her sons Tiberius and Gaius. “My boys,” she said, “are my jewels. For good children are always the brightest jewels of a good woman.”

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