Classical pastime, in a set of poetical enigmas on the planets and zodiacal signs

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Page 1 - Unambitious tracks pursues; Does, with weak, unballast wings, About the mossy brooks and springs, 'About the trees...
Page 3 - ... easily pleased ; which disposition residing chiefly with the young and inexperienced, to them it is dedicated, by their truly affectionate well wisher, CURTIES, ENIGMAS ON THE PLANETS. TT HEN first this Orb towl'd from th...
Page 7 - ... old god Saturn and his golden days. This father of the gods the pupil must recollect for the sake of the first letter of his name, with the initials of Olympus, and Latona, subsequently depicted in verse ; and then comes what is called the explanation, which still requires the key at the end : ' The initials join'd will instantaneous tell The world's great eye, exhaustless source of day ! In whose bright beams, life, light, and beauty dwell; Who glads e'en distant Herschel with his ray.
Page 1 - Classical Pastime ; in a Set of poetical Enigmas, on the Planets and Zodiacal Signs. By Marianne Curties. 8vo. 53. Boards.. Richardson. This Classical Pastime requires some introductory explanation, and, when it is explained, we discover that very unnecessary pains are here taken to burden the memory for the sake of enabling it to recollect the names of the planets of our solar system, and of the signs...

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