Let boldness be thy friend

By dave price, in 'English to Latin Translation', Aug 20, 2017.

  1. dave price New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I am in the process of designing a tattoo, inspired by the contents of a novel I've written, which in turn was inspired by a 12th century legend, and so I thought given the time period, Latin might be appropriate; alas my Latin skills are non existent, hence this post.

    The phrase I am thinking of is the Shakespeare inspired..."Let boldness be thy(your) friend"

    Thanking you in advance

  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Where did Shakespeare say something similar? Just so I can have a look at the context.
  3. Etaoin Shrdlu Civis Illustris

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  4. dave price New Member

    If she be furnished with a mind so rare,
    She is alone the Arabian bird, and I
    Have lost the wager. Boldness be my friend!
    Arm me, audacity. (1.6.17)

    From my perspective, it would be a daily reminder not to let opportunities slip by due to timidness or a lack of confidence, i.e. be bold - a variation on carpe diem if you will :eek:)

    On reflection, the let might be superfluous
  5. Adrian Civis Illustris

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    Amica sit mihi audentia
    Rebus in [angustis/ fortuitis] appareat audentia
    Last edited by Adrian, Sep 9, 2017
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