An 1866 translation into English by Sabine Baring‐Gould goes
See the rustic in the Moon,
How his bundle weighs him down ;
Thus his sticks the truth reveal
It never profits man to steal.
“Ruſticuſ in luna,” manuscript copy of De naturis rerum, by Alexander Neckam, 13th century. From the collection of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, by S. [Sabine] Baring‐Gould, London: Rivingtons, 1866, new ed., 1877, p. 196. Digitized by the Internet Archive from the collection of the John P. Robarts Research Library, University of Toronto.
(1866 printings: UCLA, Oxford.)