Literary Latin

The foreword of The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World features these two latin inscriptions from the Library of Congress:

Liber dilectatio anime
Books, the delight of the soul

Litera scripta manet
The written word endures.

I don’t know what’s more beautiful, these libraries or the spirit behind them.

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2 comments on “Literary Latin

  1. Stefanie says:

    You bought the book, or did you already have it? I'm soooo jealous πŸ™‚

  2. Sylvia says:

    I wish! I got it from the library, but I'd eventually like to buy it. It even has centerfolds!! πŸ˜‰

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