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4 Gats by Ramon Casas, 1900

 4 Gats by Ramon Casas.

 

«Quan tinc una mica de diners, em compro llibres. Si sobra alguna cosa, em compro roba i menjar.»

 

«When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.»

 

Erasme de Rotterdam (1466-1536)

 

Variant de l’original:

 

«Ad Graecas literas totum animum applicui; statimque, ut pecuniam acceptero, Graecos primum autores, deinde vestes emam.»

 

«I have turned my entire attention to Greek. The first thing I shall do, as soon as the money arrives, is to buy some Greek authors; after that, I shall buy clothes.»

 

Letter to Jacob Batt (12 April 1500); Collected Works of Erasmus, Vol. 1 (1974).

 

 

 

 

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