A translation of the first book of the Georgics of Virgil, in blank verse, with notes. By R. Hoblyn (Google eBook)

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Page 39 - He giveth snow like wool : He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels : Who can stand before his cold? He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
Page 221 - He bowed the heavens also, and came down : and darkness was under His feet. And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly : yea, He did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness His secret place ; His pavilion round about Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Page 220 - ... ferret hiems culmumque levem stipulasque volantes. . saepe etiam immensum caelo venit agmen aquarum, et foedam glomerant tempestatem imbribus atris collectae ex alto nubes ; ruit arduus aether, et pluvia ingenti sata laeta boumque labores 325 diluit ; implentur fossae et cava flumina crescunt cum sonitu, fervetque fretis spirantibus aequor.
Page 241 - A boding silence reigns, Dread through the dun expanse ; save the dull sound That from the mountain, previous to the storm, Rolls o'er the muttering earth, disturbs the flood, And shakes the forest-leaf without a breath. Prone, to the lowest vale, the aerial tribes Descend : the tempest-loving raven scarce Dares wing the dubious dusk.
Page 232 - Omnis quam chorus et socii comitentur ovantes, Et Cererem clamore vocent in tecta; neque ante Falcem maturis quisquam supponat aristis, Quam Cereri torta redimitus tempora quercu Det motus incompositos et carmina dicat.
Page 192 - Nunc facilis rubea texatur fiscina virga ; Nunc torrete igni fruges, nunc frangite saxo. Quippe etiam festis quaedam exercere diebus Fas et jura sinunt : rivos deducere nulla Religio vetuit, segeti praetendere saepem, 270 Insidias avibus moliri, incendere vepres, Balantumque gregem fluvio mersare salubri.
Page 135 - For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
Page 221 - The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered at thy chiding, O Lord, at the blasting of the breath of thy displeasure.
Page 222 - How oft amidst Thick clouds and dark doth Heav'n's all-ruling Sire Choose to reside, his Glory unobscur'd, And with the Majesty of darkness round Covers his Throne...
Page 304 - Quippe ubi fas versum atque nefas: tot bella per orbem, 505 Tam multae scelerum facies; non ullus aratro Dignus honos; squalent abductis arva colonis, Et curvae rigidum falces conflantur in ensem.

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