Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rumpitur innumeris...

Rumpitur innumeris arbos uberrima pomis,
Et subito nimiae praecipitantur opes.


Source: Camerarius 1.13 Me Copia Perdit

Meter: elegiac

rumpo - break, rupture, destroy
innumerus - innumerable, countless, many
arbos - tree
uber - fertile, rich, fruitful
pomum - fruit, apple
et - and
subito - immediately, suddenly, unexpectedly
nimius - excessive, too great, too much
praecipito - cast down, throw headlong
ops - power, resources, wealth

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