A MEDIEVAL STUDENT CHANT
Res sunt numquam ut vldentur
The fairly expert eye might well asign this to the latter part of the 13 th century, classifying it as an example of what is somewhat oddly called "Macaronic Poetry". One might think of Orff's libretti, an old now, but once new use of Latin in expressings ideas no self-respecting Roman of the Augustan period would have tolerated, or even understood.
But the eye can be fooled, since this was typed on a Royal finger-banger in a cramped college office late one afternoon in the spring of l963, and shown to various literary colleagues for dating. You can guess by what margin of centuries they erred.