Friday 10 November 2023

A Small Plot of Earth

O nimium felix possessum quisquis agellum
Desidis exercet pulso torpore veterni.
O exceedingly happy is he who cultivates his own small plot of land, when the stupor of enervating drowsiness strikes.
Wilfred P. Mustard, The Eclogues of Faustus Andrelinus and Ioannes Arnolletus (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1918), p.38 [Publii Fausti Andrelini ecloga V.6-7]. My translation.