Festina lentè. Hâtez-vous lentement.
Semper habent parvae commoda magna morae. *
Id nobilissimo Domino Possessori hinc, post triennium et in Arte
medica et in aliis Disciplinis magna cum laude decursum,
discedenti, recordationis erga, et omnia prospera adprecatus
scribebat J. Sperlette, Consil. Reg. Moral. Prof. P[rofessor] O[rdinarius] et p[ro] t[empore]
Academiae Fridericianae Secundum Pro-Rector.
Halae Magdeb[urgicae] d[ie] 30. M[ense] Julii An[no] 1714.
* Ovid, Fasti
3.394: “Differ: habent parvae commoda magna morae.”
Hasten slowly. / A small delay has always a
great benefit. *
I recommend this to the noble owner [of this
album], when after three years spent with outstanding results in
the study of medicine and other studies he sets out to leave, and
I wish him all the best, J. Sperlette, royal councillor, professor
of moral theology, ordinary professor and at this time prorector
of the Academia Fridericiana.
In Halle of Magdeburg, on July 30, 1714.
p. 389. Halle, July 30, 1714
(?-1724), German professor of
Johann Sperlette Prussian royal councillor taught philosophy in
the high school of Berlin, then he became professor at the faculty
of philology in Halle, as well as prorector of the university. He
died in 1724. His main works are: Opera philosophica, in …
logicam, metaphysicam, moralem, et physicam, prius divisim, jam
nunc conjunctim editas, distributa. Berlin, 1703. –
Programma qua ad exsequias Sophiae Charlottae reginae Borussiae
invitat. Halle, 1705. – Printed catalogue of his library: Catalogus,