Martial, Lib. I, Epig. I.
‘Hic est, quem legis, ille, quern requiris, Tota notus in orbe Martialis,’ &c.
He unto whom thou art so partial,
Oh, reader is the well-known Martial,
The Epigrammatist: while living,
Give him the fame thou wouldst be giving;
So shall he hear, and feel, and know it—
Post obits rarely reach a poet.