Sors salutis
Fate opposes me

et virtutis
in vitality

michi nunc contraria
and morality,

est affectus
forced ever onward

et defectus

semper in angaria
always in shackles.

Hac in hora,
so this very moment,

sine mora
without tarrying,

corde pulsum tangite;
pluck the quivering strings.

quod per sortem
Because Fate

sternit fortem,
punishes the one who plays

mecum omnes plangite!
all lament with me!

- Carmina Burana, 13th century Benedictine Manuscript
Source: Gunnm Vol. 9

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