ETHELRED THE REDELESS
Timothy Adès - tr. the poet



A king dull and sluggish, no brain-bran at all,
And his heir in despair
Deserves sugar's sugars, devours gall of gall.


regem hebetem et segnem, segetem nec mente ferentem,
mel de melle merens flet edens de felle fel heres.

Note that the Latin uses only one vowel!

Copyright © Timothy Adès 2003

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