Lectio Nona
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Quare de vulva eduxisti me? 
qui utinam consumptus essem, 
ne oculus me videret! 
Fuissem quasi non essem, 
de utero translatus ad tumulum.
Numquid non paucitas dierum 
meorum finietur brevi?
Dimitte me ergo, ut plangam 
paululum dolorem meum:
antequam vadam, et non revertar, 
ad terram tenebrosam et
opertam mortis caligine, 
terram miseriae et tenebrarum,
ubi umbra mortis, et nullus ordo, 
sed sempiternus horror inhabitat.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Neuvième lecture", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Ninth lesson", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2010-04-05
Line count: 15
Word count: 63