[PW] Latin nursery rhymes
petermacinnis at ozemail.com.au
Wed Mar 25 23:25:39 PDT 2020
This is just for me. More than 60 years ago, a certain Latin teacher
despaired of teaching 40 boys the intricacies of Ovid's poetry, last
period on a hot Friday afternoon, so she taught us nursery rhymes, in Latin.
One, of which I could only ever recall two lines of, turned up on the
interwebs about 12 months back:
Mariae fuit Agnulus
Qui Vellus Niveum
Quoqunque conferabat se
That's 'Mary had a little lamb', but I think there was a second verse
that ended up ...rident videntes pueri/tam inauditam rem...
Can anybody complete the quatrain?
Any others? Like:
Diccora diccora dogium,
Ascendit mus horologium,
Fugit mus sine morâ
Diccora diccora dogium.
And yes, as an active member of the University of Sydney Tiddlywinks
Society, I know about Winnie Ille Pu
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