Eusebius Riddle 24: De morte et vita


Date: Mon 27 Dec 2021
Original text:

Binae nos sumus: una sed est flens, mesta tenebris;
Altera perseverat, tam lucida laetaque semper.
Cum me plus homines instant conquerere tristem,
Illa laetifica pereunt quae lumine ridet.


We are two: but one is grieving, sorrowful in the shadows;
The other persists, very bright and forever joyful.
Although men devote themselves more to seeking me, the melancholy one,
They love to death that cheerful one who laughs in the light.

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