klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,

пять причин для выпивки

Si bene commemini, causa sunt quinque bibendi ;

Hospitis adventus, praesens sitis, atque futura,

Aut vini bonitas, aut quaelibet altera causa.

" If I remember right, there are five excuses for drinking : the visit of a friend, thirst existing, thirst to come, the goodness of the wine, or any other excuse you please."  

Если я хорошо помню, есть пять причин для выпивки: приход гостя, имеющаяся жажда, будущая жажда, высокое качество вина или иная любая причина.

These lines have been translated by Dean Aldrich, a good scholar and musician, and a lover of his pipe and good-fellowship. Attributed by Menage (i. 172) to Pere Sirmond.

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