Prudentiae est altiora animo moliri honesto,
Stultitiae est inusitatos laudare domi pulveres.
Quanti enim studiosiores rerum honestarum sumus
eo impensius imaginem Dei in nobis illustramus.
Abi bono omine, votis amicorum plenissimus, reducem te dum Deus
nobis sistet, acceptet Patria haec te in pace, cujus tuque
Gernyeszeg in Tran[sylva]niâ
24 Juli 1711.
Probatissimo posuit Amico.
Ladislaus è S. R. I. Comitibus Teleki S[an]c[tissi]mae Regiae
Hispaniarum Ung[ari]ae Bohemiaeque Guber[nator] in
Trans[sylvania], Dep[utatus] Assessor, Comitatus Albi pr. Const.
Supr. Cons., nec non Ecclesiar[um] Collegior[umque] Reform[atorum]
Tran[ssylvani]ae Supremus Curator.
It is wise to set to great things with honest soul /
and it is foolish to praise the ancient dust of your homeland. /
The more we aspire to virtuous things, / the more the image of God
shines in us.
Go with good fortune, accompanied by prayers of
your friends, and may we see you again until God gives us to live;
may you be accepted by peace in your fatherland, whose peace you
will also serve.
In the Transylvanian Gernyeszeg
on July 24, 1711
To his well-tested friend wrote it
Count László Teleki, Transylvanian Governor of the Spanish,
Hungarian and Bohemian Kingdom, member of the Deputy [of the
Thirteen Judges], Lord Lieutenant of Fejér county, Supreme
Councillor, and Supreme Curator of the Reformed Churches and
Colleges in Transylvania
p. 73. Gernyeszeg/Gorneşti, July 24, 1711
(c. 1673 -1714), Transylvanian
Councillor, Lord Lieutenant
Count László Teleki of Szék was born c. 1673 a son of Mihály
Teleki (1634-1690) and Judit Veér (1631-1707). He was a Councillor
of Transylvania, Lord Lieutenant of Fejér county, and the supreme
curator of the Reformed Diocese of Transylvania. Died in 1714. His
wife was Anna Vay; their only daughter, Zsuzsanna was married by
Baron László Kemény, Governor of Transylvania.
After Count Teleki, two of his younger brothers, Pál and Sándor
also wrote their mementos in the Album of Pápai Páriz. (pp.
85). – The title of Count of the Holy Roman
Empire (S.R.I. Comes: Sancti Romani Imperii Comes)
was granted by Emperor and King Leopold I. to Mihály Teleki
(1634-1690) and his sons in 1685 and 1687, respectively.
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