the sound of empires toppling (jacinthsong) wrote in metaquotes,
the sound of empires toppling
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I didn't get it til I read the comments, either.

My great-grandfather was a rabbi, brough over from Lithuania just before the pogroms at the age of thirteen. They were at the centre of a large Belfast clan of emigres and he and his wife were, by all accounts, amazing. My great-grandfather and great-grandmother have a joint grave in a tiny churchyard outside Groomsport. Dad gave me a copy of the inscription, and Latin a-level was sufficiently long ago that I'm having a bit of bother translating.

Can anyone turn their scholarly nous to this? Thanks guys :D

Numquam te reliquam
Numquam te sumissam
Numquam circumcursabo
Te deseritque

- steerpikelet

Context is going for the slow burn.
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