Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Si Recte Facies

Here is today's emblem and distich by Gabriel Rollenhagen, Book 2:1, with an English rendering by George Wither.

Si Recte Facies
Si recte facies, te certa corona manebit
Danda bonis, tandem danda corona piis.

If well thou dost, and well intend
Thou shalt be crowned, in the end.

Here is the vocabulary:

si - if
recte - correctly, right
facio - do, make
tu - you
certus - sure, certain
corona - crown, garland
maneo - remain, wait, await
do - give
bonus - good
tandem - finally
pius - faithful, dutiful, good