Rowland, Jennifer A B
jennifer.rowland at ic.ac.uk
Mon Mar 11 07:09:24 EST 2002
> Pie Jesu
> Qui tollis peccata mundi
> Dona eis requiem
> Angus Dei
> Dona eis requiem sempiternam
> Merciful Jesus
> Who takes away the sins of the world
> Grant them rest
> Lamb of God
> Grant them everlasting rest
> It seems that "sempiternam" means "everlasting" which would
> seem to work well for Sempitern Walker in AToTC. Or is something everyone
> knew except me?
Well, I've sung this and it never occurred to me! How clever. (Actually,
come to think of it, I think I've always seen it as "requiem aeternam". But
I knew about "semper fidelis", and so on.) It's a reader-friendly way to put
allusions in a book- like "Seldom End",  if you know what it means it
adds interest and if not you don't notice it.
 Somebody on the list pointed out that the Bodleian (sp?) library has two
wings, one being the Selden End.
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