quem vero arripuit tenet occiditque legendo,
non missura cutem nisi plena cruoris hirudo.

Once he gets his hands on someone, he doesn’t lets
go until he kills him with his reading—a leech who
will not release the skin unless gorged with blood.

-Horace, Ars Poetica 475-76.

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