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Edit Nonna, edit Clerus

Language: Latin

Edit Nonna, edit Clerus,
Ad edendum nemo serus,
Bibit ille, bibit illa,
Bibit servus cum ancilla.

Bibit Abbas cum Priore,
Bibit coquus cum factore,
Et pro Rege et pro Papa,
Bibunt vinum sine aqua.

Et pro Papa et pro Rege
Bibunt omnes sine lege,
Bibunt [primo]1 et secundo
Donec nihil sit in fundo!

Translation(s): DUT GER

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Confirmed with Historische Antiquitäten, oder auserlesene, wenig bekannte, zum Theil noch ungedruckte Denkwürdigkeiten, aus der Menschen-, Völker-, Sitten-, Kunst- und Literar-Geschichte der Vorwelt und des Mittelalters. Ein Seitenstück zu F. Gräffers historischen Raritäten und zu dessen Clyos Curiositäten-Cabinet. Herausgegeben von Rittgräff. Zweiter Theil. Wien, 1815, bei Carl Gerold, pages 89-90; with M. Paul Christian Hilschern Curiöse Bedancken / Von dem Gebrauche am Sonntage Lætare Welchen man insgemein nennet Den Todt austreiben. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzet durch M. M. Dresden und Leipzig / Bey Johann Christoph Miethen. 1701, page 59; and with Ritu Dominica Lætare quem vulgo appellant, Den Tod austreiben Consensu Ampliss. Facultatis Philosophicæ Pro Loco In Eadem. D. V. Obtinendo Prima Vice Ad D. Jul. A. R. O. M. DC. XC. [1690] Publice Disputabit M. Paulus Christianus Hilscher / Waldh. Misn. Lipsiæ, Literis Christophori Guntheri; footnote to § 21.

1 Gräffer, and Schubert: "primum"

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Schransen doet de ganse clerus

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the Latin

Schransen doet de ganse clerus,
Voor een maal rent ook de smeris.
Hij drinkt, zij drinkt, heel de mensheid,
Ook de knechten met de dienstmeid.

Zelfs de abt drinkt met de prior,
Ook de kok met de curator.
Ja, de non ook en de pater
Drinken wijn graag zonder water.

Voor de paus en voor de koning,
Allen drinken op hun kroning.
Drinken doet wie vrijt of plat zit,
Tot er niets meer in het vat zit.

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Translation of title "Trinklied aus dem 16. Jahrhundert" = "Drinklied uit de 16e eeuw"


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