Word of the Day: ABDERIAN

from Abdera, in Thrace, the birthplace of Democritus, who was much given to laughter, and who was styled the Abderite

“…T’obvaricate his dearest health, and vary
His armes from Temple into Mortuary.
His mirth’s Abderian laughter; does but tend
To make him agelastick in the end

From: Ἐπιλοιμια ἐπη
Or, The Anatomy of the Pestilence.
A Poem, In three Parts.
The deplorable Condition of the City of London under its merciless dominion, 1665
By William Austin, 1666

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s