Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Origins of Wednesday iii: patriotic activity

My child, when you reach
  strange shores, and your food
Is gone, and hunger makes you eat
  your tables,
  [Anchises said]
Then trust that home
  and rest are there. Be mindful,
Lay buildings out and raise
  defensive walls.

  This is that hunger       [said Aeneas],
  waiting till the end
  To put a limit to our     exile.



The Aeneid
  vii, 124 - 129
19 BC
Sarah Ruden, translation
Yale University Press, 2008©

The People of the United States
The Constitution of the United States
December 15, 1791

Richard Leon, J.
United States District Court
  District of Columbia
December 16, 2013

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