and we ourselves take great pains to secretly conceal these things
when we lose our property, our credit [not faith, in the context] and our very selves [/our perspectives, perhaps],
lest any parent or relative should realize;
if, instead of concealing things, we had confided in those
who would curb our generation in a timely fashion [/before it's too late]
whereby we may pass on what we inherited to our heirs,
I would have brought it about that there were no more pimps or prostitutes
and fewer men who were spendthrifts than there are nowadays.
Andreas Spengel, Truculentus (1868) http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ALt-dBQpSS0C&dq=truculentus&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=zVlO2G5kis&sig=6QLMc08EWAYQnuyuAOk3vlr8wZY&hl=en&ei=qHp1SqLEFaaOjAf50N2nBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6#v=onepage&q=&f=false wrote:Faxim lenonum et scórtorum [posthác minus]
Et mínus damnosorum hóminum quam súnt sient.
http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/plautus/truculentus.shtml wrote:faxim lenonum et scortorum ~ plus est 62a
et minus damnosorum hominum quam nunc sunt siet.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DUnjkK5g820C&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=faxim+lenonum&source=bl&ots=-EKvDOpWEg&sig=3ZNPIyDTSjgHFxnga_AJurIS-g8&hl=en&ei=sH11StSrCo-sjAfNuuSnBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8#v=onepage&q=faxim%20lenonum&f=false wrote:faxim lenonum et scortorum <hic multo minus> 63a
et minus damnosorum hominum quam nunc sunt siet. 63b
"faxim lenonum et scortorum ~ plus est"
vir litterarum wrote:It's just difficult to disagree with Lindsay in light of his authority on the subject.