What is the english translation of the following latin passage derived from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum?"
Impia tortorum longos hic turba furores
Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit.
Sospite nunc patria, fracto nunc funeris antro,
Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent.
[Quatrain composed for the gates of a market to he erected upon the site of the Jacobin Club House at Paris.] [more inside]
posted by meta.mark
on Nov 1, 2007 -