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 Dis Alliensis.Dis Non. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dis Iræ.
A famous mediæval hymn on the last judgment, probably the composition of Thomas of Cela’no, a native of Abruzzi, who died in 1255. Sir Walter Scott has introduced the former part of it into his Lay of the Last Minstrel.
“Dies iræ, dies illa,
Solvet sæclum in favilla,
Test David cum Sibylla.”
On that day, that wrathful day,
David and the Sibyl say,
Heaven and earth shall melt away.
E. C. B.

 Dis Alliensis.Dis Non. 


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