The Works of Virgil: In Latin & English. The Aeneid, Volume 4

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J. Dodsley, 1778

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Page 205 - Then, crush'd by rules, and weaken'd as refin'd, For years the pow'r of tragedy declin'd; From bard to bard the frigid caution crept, Till Declamation roar'd whilst Passion slept; Yet still did Virtue deign the stage to tread, Philosophy remain'd though Nature fled.
Page 314 - Ascanium fusis circum complectitur armis summaque per galeam delibans oscula fatur : " disce, puer, virtutem ex me verumque laborem, 435 fortunam ex aliis. nunc te mea dextera bello defensum dabit et magna inter praemia ducet : tu facito, mox cum matura adoleverit aetas, sis memor et te animo repetentem exempla tuorum et pater Aeneas et avunculus excitet Hector.
Page 30 - And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
Page 369 - The unity of the epic action, as well as the unity of the fable, does not consist either in the unity of the hero or in the unity of time; three things, I suppose, are necessary to it. The first is to make use of no episode but what arises...
Page 376 - And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD : and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Page 340 - ... venator cursu canis et latratibus instat; ille autem, insidiis et ripa territus alta, mille fugit refugitque vias; at vividus Umber haeret hians, iam iamque tenet, similisque tenenti increpuit malis, morsuque elusus inani est.
Page 339 - In counterpoise, now ponders all events, Battles and realms: In these he put two weights, The sequel each of parting and of fight: The latter quick up flew, and kick'd the beam ; Which Gabriel spying, thus bespake the Fiend.
Page 380 - Bruyere declares that we are come into the world too late to produce any thing new, that nature and life are preoccupied, and that description and sentiment have been long exhausted.
Page 343 - Hector, and making signs to the troops not to dart at him. But all this does not appear when we read the poem ; for what is wonderful is always agreeable, and as a proof of it, we find that they who relate anything usually add something to the truth, that it may the better please those who hear it.
Page 203 - No man man delights in furrows and ftumbling-blocks : and let our love to antiquity be ever fo great, a fine ruin is one thing, and a heap of rubbifh another. The imitators of Milton, like moft other imitators, are not copies, but caricaturas of their original ; they are a hundred times more obfolete and cramp than he, (and equally fo in all places ; whereas it mould have been obferved of Milton, that he is not lavifh of his exotic words and phrafes every where alike, but employs...

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