Gellius is lean: why shouldn't he be? Why would he who has such a good mother,
who lives so healthfully, who has such a lovely sister,
such a good uncle and such an abundance of consanguineous girls
stop being so scrawny?
You'll find the reason is that he remains scrawny in order that he might touch nothing
save as much as he wants of what he has no right at all to touch.
Taken with kind permission from Brendan