Aldhelm Riddle 4: Natura


Date: Thu 10 Mar 2022
Original text:

Crede mihi, res nulla manet sine me moderante
Et frontem faciemque meam lux nulla videbit.
Quis nesciat dicione mea convexa rotari
Alta poli solisque iubar lunaeque meatus?


Believe me, nothing exists without my controlling it
And no eye will see my face and brow. 
Who does not know that it is on my authority that the convex heights of heaven
And the glory of the sun and the passage of the moon are turned?

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This edition is based on Rudolf Ehwald, ed. Aldhelmi Opera Omnia. Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi, 15. Berlin: Weidmann, 1919, pages 59-150. Available online here.

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