Sunday, August 11, 2019


Adding to the Hoard

Poggio Bracciolini, letter to Niccolò Niccoli (July 17, 1420; tr. Phyllis Walter Goodhart Gordan):
One thing consoles me: this time has not been altogether wasted. I have even added a little to my hoard of gold, that is, to my knowledge of literature to which I apply myself every day, for I have plenty of time to read.

Id me consolatur, quod tempus non omnino effluit, quin aliquid addam ad cumulum lucri, litterarum scilicet studia, quibus quotidie vaco: est enim mihi otium satis ad legendum.

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