Monday, April 16, 2012

Florebo, Prospiciente Deo

Here is today's emblem and distich by Gabriel Rollenhagen, Book 2:6, with an English rendering by George Wither.

Florebo, Prospiciente Deo
Solis ad adspectum, veluti rosa verna virescit
Sic ego florebo, prospiciente Deo.

When prosperous our Affaires doe growe
God's Grace it is, that makes themso.

Here is the vocabulary:

floreo - blossom, flourish
prospicio - look out for, foresee
deus - god
sol - sun
ad - towards, to
adspectus - appearance, sight
veluti - just as, as if
rosa - rosa
vernus - spring (season)
viresco - turn green, bloom
sic - in this way
ego - I