Friday, February 17, 2006

Quid Pro Quo...

Anonymous wrote to us:
"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi."

Anonymous stated, at the outset, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit…"
I believe a more faithful rendition of the statement would begin along these lines, something closer to what Cicero may have written:
"Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit . . . "

After all, “There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain....”

The full text may be found at http://www.subterrane.com/definibus.shtml#10.

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