Thursday, February 16, 2012

Superata Cruce Coronor

Here is today's emblem and distich by Gabriel Rollenhagen, Book 1.47, with an English rendering by George Wither. There are additional letters which appear in the emblem and if you interweave them with the surrounding letters, you can find SAPIENTIA and PATIENTIA.

Superata Cruce Coronor
Rebus in adversis superata sorte coronor:
Sic sapiens patiens sub cruce laetus ovat.

When we above the Crosse can rise,
A Crowne, for us, prepared lies.

Here is the vocabulary:

supero - overcome, be above
crux - cross
corono - crown, deck with garlands
res - thing
in - in, into
adversus - opposed, adverse, hostile
sors - lot, fate
sic - thus, in this way
sapiens - wise
patior - undergo, suffer, endure
sub - under
laetus - happy
ovo - rejoice