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Qu Dii vocant, eundum.

Go where Heaven calls.


In trivio mons est lapidum: supereminet illi
Trunca Dei effigies, pectore facta tenus.
Mercurii est igitur tumulus:[1] suspende viator
Serta Deo, rectum qui tibi monstret iter.
Omnes in trivio sumus, atque hoc tramite vitae
Fallimur, ostendat ni Deus ipse viam.

At a parting of the ways, there is a hillock of stones. Rising above it is a half-statue of a god, fashioned as far down as the chest. So the hill is Mercury’s. Traveller, hang wreaths in honour of the god who will point out the road to you. We are all at the crossroads, and on this track of life we go wrong, unless God himself shows us the way.


1. Mercury was, among his many other functions, the god of travellers.

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