3 November 2021

De Amoenitate Ruris et de Necessitate Tmeseos

Dies aliquot recenter degens in comitatu Sussexiae, semitam ambulans inveni faecibus foedatam ... canum, ut opinor, potius quam elephantorum seu dinosaurorum seu Arianorum seu etiam peritorum liturgicorum.

Eheu! Memini verborum viri docti Iohannis 'Passeris' Collegii Animarum Omnium Defunctarum in hac Universitate quondam Custodis: Canis est illa assidua et immunda machina foeditatis ...

Tunc in mentem venit formula notissima astronautica Quorum ea erat missio ut proficis(audacter)cerentur quo nemo antea profectus est. Ridens hoc intra me effatus sum: Canum ea est missio ut foed(audacter)ent ubi canis nullus antea foedavit.

Ennianissimum? 

4 comments:

Expeditus said...

Very droll, but I don't think Warden Sparrow would have identified with the defunctarum!

Unknown said...

That's what the pre-foul sniffing is all about: to boldly foul where no other cannine has fouled. OTOH, foxhounds in full cry don't have the time, and the keen follower will often spot one fouling at the gallop! - Honest.

I'm afraid that I am unable to render all that in Latin since, at 78 years and counting, I am still barely a beginner in the language and have to rely, to an inordinate extent, on Google Translate which often commits glaring foul-ups of its own.

Matthew F Kluk said...

To boldly "go" where no one has "gone" before! Well except for poor Laika!😂😂

Brendan Whelan said...

Thr Warden compiled an extensive collection of 'grave' inscriptions which was singularly appropriate given the dedication of the foundation which he adorned.