A Latin parody
of the pater noster
, probably from the late 16th century. A drunkard
Potus noster, qui es in cypho, multiplicetur nomen tuum, adveniat potestas tua sicut in cypho et in aula. Panem album bene coctum et bonum vinum da nobis hodie, et in omni tempore et dimitte nobis pocula nostra sicut et nos dimittimus potatoribus nostris, et ne nos inducas in ebrietatem, sed libera nos a cypho vacuo. amen.
Our beverage, which is in a mug, wide-spread be thy fame. Thy alcoholic content come, in the mug as in the pub. Give us this day and forever more fresh-baked bread and a good vintage, and pass us our cups, as we pass them on to our fellow booze-hounds. Lead us not into intoxication, but deliver us from an empty mug. Amen.