As the thesis waters rise all around me, I’d like to head off any complaints about how rarely this thing gets updated. You can tune your RSS reader to http://gotmedieval.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default. Don’t know what an RSS feed is for? I use Google Reader. They’ll explain it there. And for those of you who already RSS this blog, here’s a new ROMP (Random Occasional Medieval Proverb), so that you don’t feel cheated:
First the Latin version: Angelicus iuvenis senibus satanizat in annis.
And the Middle-Scots-English: Of yung sanctis growis auld feyndis but faill.
Or, as it was usually put: Young saint, old devil.
I suppose the rough modern equivalent is Billy Joel’s “Only the good die young,” but the medieval version has a certain pleasing edge to it that the modern lacks, doesn’t it?