Sunday, August 14, 2011
Verinus: De Moribus Puerorum Disticha
De Moribus Puerorum Disticha by Michaelis Verinus (1539)
The book opens with a series of laudatory epigrams on the occasion of the death of the fifteenth-century poet Michaelis Verinus, while the remainder of the book consists of the distichs of Verinus, along with short moral essays for each one. These little poems became even more well-known when for some reason they began to be printed as Book XI of the epigrams of John Owen, starting with the 1620 edition of John Owen's epigrams.