Paris. Wednesday, 6 the ides February (February 10), 1148. Feast of Saint Scholastica, virgin and scholar.
Denarii salute mei, per vos ego regno,
Terrarum per vos impero principibus.
Quod probor et veneror, quod diligo atque frequento,
Gratia vestra facit que michi magna facit.
Money, come to me. Through you I rule;
Through you I command the rulers of the earth.
You whom I extol and revere, love and seek out,
Your esteem creates that which makes me great.
The black mud of the streets of Paris had become black