The following quote is taken from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon. Chapter 9 Two-Thirds of a ghost. Copyright © 1997 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.
He took both my hands in his then, and kissed them – the left, which still bore the gold ring of my marriage to Frank, and then the right, with his own silver ring.
“Da mi basia mille,” he whispered, smiling. Give me a thousand kisses. It was the inscription inside my ring, a brief quotation from a love song by Catullus. I bent and gave him one back. “Dien mille altera,” I said. Then a thousand more. (Drums of Autumn, p. 153 paperback)
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