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DonD Mary, Marry, Merry (69* d) RE: Mary, Marry, Merry 17 Dec 07

Azizi ---

Your high school memories of "Let us make merry---" are an English translation of the German students' song from centuries back (the Middle Ages?) called in Latin (the students' language of the day) by its first line: 'Gaudeamus igitur' which continues 'juvenes dum sumus, post iucundam iuventutis, post molestam senectutis, nos habebit humus.'
That roughly translates to: "let us rejoice (make merry), therefore, while we are still young; after the joys of youth, after the ills of old age, the earth will hold us (i.e. we'll be a long time dead)."

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