Apuleius, Apologia 11.11-14

When the divine Hadrian was adorning the tomb of his friend Voconus the poet, he wrote thus: ‘you were wanton in verse, but your mind was pure.’ He would have never said this, were charming poems to be considered a proof of wantonness.

Divus Adrianus cum Voconi amici sui poetae tumulum vorsibus muneraretur, ita scripsit: ‘lascivus versu, mente pudicus eras,’ quod numquam ita dixisset, si forent lepidiora carmina argumentum impudicitiae habenda.