Per correr miglior acque alza le vele |
omai la navicella del mio ingegno, |
che lascia dietro a sé mar sì crudele |
Purgatorio i. 1-3
Of course it was - I mean, that's exactly what the middle ages were all about. None of this courtly nonsense, just good, old-fashioned squalor, decay, and deformity.
Plus ça change....as we say in 14th Century London
I think you'll find that there was a cedilla famine during the 1300s, when people had to put rats below the letter 'c'.
Ruined by printed editions!
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