Content if hence th unlearnd their wants may view, The learnd reflect on what before they knew.1
Essay on Criticism. Part iii. Line 180.
Note 1. Indocti discant et ament meminisse periti (Let the unlearned learn, and the learned delight in remembering). This Latin hexameter, which is commonly ascribed to Horace, appeared for the first time as an epigraph to President Hénaults Abrégé Chronologique, and in the preface to the third edition of this work Hénault acknowledges that he had given it as a translation of this couplet. [back]