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April 13th, 2010, 8:56 pm

"Knave" actually used to mean just "male offspring"; baby Jesus is described to the Roman commander (later emperor) Titus as "A kyng and a knave child" in the Middle English alliterative poem "The Siege of Jerusalem." "Trismegistus" means "thrice great," although it actually has to do with Hermes Trismegistus, an ancient conflation of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth, in the Middle Ages and Renaissance said to be a pagan sage who was the father of alchemy--among other things. :p

November 15th, 2019, 12:03 am

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April 13th, 2010, 9:15 pm

I love all these poems!! They are great. FAV'd for sure.

April 13th, 2010, 9:50 pm

this could be one of my fav fonts so far.

April 14th, 2010, 5:05 am

C&C: Yay, thanks! Glad you like them. :)

rainyside: Isn't it a nice one? I was really happy to find it--most "medieval" fonts are all pointy and hard to read. This one also comes with an "alternate" version that has even more curls and stuff (but that was a little harder to read ;).

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