Only for classicists

Posted July 30, 2019 7:56 pm by Fr John Hunwicke

Only for classicists

Here is the poem Erasmus composed to go with a picture of the Child Jesus which his fellow Humanist Dean Colet had put up in the school he founded and headed at S Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Sedes haec puero sacra est IesuFormandis pueris dicata; quareEdico, procul hinc facessat, aut quiSpurcis moribus, aut ineruditaLudum hunc inquinet eruditione.

It is written, as you perceive, in Phalaecian

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