‘Nihil quod tetigit non ornavit.’ His mind resembled a fertile, but thin soil. ..... for chymical experiments, of which Johnson was all his life very fond. ...The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D., by James Boswell (chapter21)
這Johnson 給 Goldsmith 在西敏逝寺的墓志銘;epitaph :nihil tetigit quod non ornavit 三本中文翻譯都略去
有意思的是我們可以找到Nihil tetigit quod non ornavit 的一些英文翻譯：
He touched nothing that he didn’t adorn..
He adorned whatever he touched..
He touched nothing without embellishing it.
yy去花園新城 租戶之一去伊朗 ngo 美國基都教
讀the life of johnson 談 goldsmith