The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Jacob Tonson, 1721 - Aeneas (Legendary character) - 1043 pages
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Page 421 - ... of two pounds per annum in Parnassus, and therefore are not privileged to poll*. Their authors are of the same level, fit to represent them on a mountebank's stage, or to be masters of the ceremonies in a bear-garden ; yet these are they who have the most admirers. But it often happens, to their mortification, that as their readers improve their stock of sense (as they may by reading better books, and by conversation with men of judgment) they soon forsake them.
Page 605 - Oppressed with numbers in th' unequal field, His men discouraged, and himself expell'd, Let him for succour sue from place to place, Torn from his subjects, and his son's embrace. First let him see his friends in battle slain, And their untimely fate lament in vain ; And when at length the cruel war shall cease, On hard conditions may he buy his peace ; Nor let him then enjoy supreme command, But fall untimely by some hostile hand, And lie unburied on the barren sand.
Page 349 - I had the honour to converse, and that almost daily, for so many years together. Heaven knows, if I have heartily forgiven you this deceit. You extorted a praise which I should willingly have given had I known you. Nothing had been more easy than to commend a patron of a long standing. The world would join with me, if...
Page 585 - This way, and that, he turns his anxious mind, And all expedients tries, and none can find. Fix'd on the deed, but doubtful of the means — After long thought, to this advice he leans: Three chiefs he calls, commands them to repair The fleet, and ship their men, with silent care. Some plausible pretence he bids them find, To colour what in secret he design'd.
Page 618 - Scylla stood ; From whom Cluentius draws his Trojan blood. • Far in the sea, against the foaming shore, There stands a rock : the raging billows roar Above his head in storms ; but, when 'tis clear, Uncurl their ridgy backs, and at his foot appear.
Page 431 - Words are not so easily coined as money : and yet we see that the credit, not only of banks, but of exchequers, cracks, when little comes in, and much goes out. Virgil called...
Page 434 - But, having his manuscript in my hands, I consulted it as often as I doubted of my author's sense ; for no man understood Virgil better than that learned nobleman.
Page 394 - I would not give the same story under other names, with the same characters, in the same order, and with the same sequel, for every common reader to find me out at the first sight for a plagiary, and cry, " This I read before in Virgil in a better language, and in better verse.
Page 452 - Within a long recess there lies a bay, An island shades it from the rolling sea, And forms a port secure for ships to ride, Broke by the jutting land on either side: In double streams the briny waters glide. Betwixt two rows of rocks, a sylvan scene Appears above, and groves for ever green...
Page 554 - And, where he fell, th' avenging father drew This flaming hill, and on his body threw. As often as he turns his weary sides, He shakes the solid isle, and smoke the heavens hides.

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