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EX MAXIMO MINIMUM.

THE GREATEST SHALL BE SMALLEST

Hae sunt Relliquiae Sacrarii, in quo[1]
Fertur viva Dei fuisse imago.
Haec est illius, & domus ruina,
In qua olim Ratio tenebat arcem.
At nunc horribilis figura Mortis.
Ventosum caput, haud habens cerebrum.

Gaze, Reader, on the modest remains of the temple that, they say, once held the living image of God, and the ruins of the house where Reason once held sway. But it is now a horrid shape of death, a windy headful without a brain in sight.

Notes:

1.  Phalaecian hendecasyllables.



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