Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Delicta Maiorum Immeritus Lues, Guglielme
Cf. Horace, Odes 3.6.1 (tr. Niall Rudd):
Though guiltless, you will continue to pay for the sins of your forefathers...Or, in Gladstone's own translation:
Delicta maiorum immeritus lues...
Thy father's crimes, though guiltless, thou shalt rue...Hat tip: A friend.