Lowly trinity

From El llibre de tres (“The book of three”):

Tres plers són en aquest món: beure en taverna, jaure en bordell e cagar en prat.


Three are the pleasures this world us doth yield: to drink in a tavern, to screw in a brothel, to $hit in a field.

The edition currently available of this late C14th parody on medieval proverb collections was published in 1997 by the outstanding Barcelonan philologist Martí de Riquer. More quotes here.

(Did you know that “bovril” is an ex-synonym for “brothel”? Is this something along the lines of brothel -> broffel -> boffrel -> bovril? I dunno.)

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