Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dives et Pauper


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Dives et Pauper
Tempus adhuc veniet, quo dives, qui modo gaudet,
Assidue flebit, dum pauper grata videbit.


Source: Philosophia Patrum (ed. Wegeler), 1358. Meter: Dactylic Hexameter. Note the rhyme flebit-videbit.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

The time will yet come (tempus adhuc veniet) when the rich man (quo dives) who now rejoices (qui modo gaudet) will weep bitterly (assidue flebit), while the poor man (dum pauper) will see delightful things (grata videbit).

assiduus, -a, -um: constant, incessant; assidue, adv.

adhūc: thus far, to this point
dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
fleo flēre flēvī flētum: weep
gaudeo -ēre gāvīsus sum: rejoice
grātus -a -um: pleasant; grateful
modo: just, just now
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
tempus -oris n.: time
venio -īre vēnī ventum: come
video -ēre vīdī vīsum: see



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