Poem, 1620-01-31, Ambrosius de Bruyn to Joachim Morsius

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
Author: Ambrosius de Bruyn
Recipient: Joachim Morsius
Type: Poem
Date: 31 January 1620
Place: Westminster
Pages: 1
Language: Latin
Quote as: https://www.theatrum-paracelsicum.com/index.php?curid=5912
Editor: Edited by Julian Paulus
Cornelis Drebbel, De quinta essentia Tractatus, ed. Joachim Morsius, no place 1621, sig. B4v [BP.Drebbel.1621-01]
also in: BP.Drebbel.1621-02
Translation: Raw translation see below
Abstract: Ambrosius de Bruynbelga praises the enduring nature of solid learning over the ephemeral nature of life and time. He suggests that those who dedicate themselves to the Muses, or the arts and sciences, achieve a form of immortality, transcending even death. He commends Morsius for his deep understanding and dedication to ancient knowledge and disciplines, implying that Morsius's contributions will be remembered by future generations. (generated by Chat-GPT)
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[sig. B4v] Omnia mors mordet, vis temporis omnia solvit,
Doctrinæ ast solidæ stat sine fine decus.
Hinc si quis Musas parvo contentus amavit,
Ille vel invitâ morte superstes agit.
Hoc quia solerti perpendis pectore Morsi,
Te voveo nostra, & postuma secla legent.

Scripsi L. M. Q.[e1] viro doctrinæ priscæ & disciplinarum digniorum maximè studioso, D[omi]n[o] Joachimo Morsio Patricio Hamburgensi,
Ambrosivs de Brvynbelga, VVestmonasterij Ian[uarii] ult[imo] M. DC. XX.


Word Explanations

  1. L. M. Q.] lubens meritoque

English Raw Translation

Generated by ChatGPT-4 on 27 January 2024. Attention: This translation is a machine translation by artificial intelligence. The translation has not been checked and should not be cited without additional human verification.

Death devours all, the force of time dissolves all, but the glory of solid learning stands without end. Hence, if anyone has loved the Muses, content with little, that person acts as if immortal, even against the will of death. Because you, Morsius, consider this with a keen mind, I dedicate you to our era, and future generations will read [about you].

I wrote this willingly and deservedly for the man most devoted to ancient learning and the most worthy disciplines, Mr. Joachim Morsius, a patrician of Hamburg,

Ambrosius de Bruynbelga, at Westminster, on the last day of January 1620.