Loquitur, loquitur, senex famosus,
garrulus, aridus, vaniverbosus.
ecce qui temporis impetu
paulos post annos eris et tu.
(Johannes Gaertner, In congressu scholastico)
He talks, he talks, that famous old man,
babbling, boring, he talks all that he can.
But beware, in a few years,
it will be you who pains people’s ears.
(tr. Demmy Verbeke)