Virgil's Messianic Eclogue: Its Meaning, Occasion, & Sources : Three Studies

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Critical examination of Vergil's fourth Eclogue.
 

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Page 128 - Sing, O ye heavens; for the Lord hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
Page 107 - Thetim ratibus, quae cingere muris oppida, quae iubeant telluri infindere sulcos. alter erit tum Tiphys, et altera quae vehat Argo delectos heroas, erunt etiam altera bella atque iterum ad Troiam magnus mittetur Achilles...
Page 125 - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the falling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Page 106 - ... damnosa quid non imminuit dies? aetas parentum peior avis tulit nos nequiores, mox daturos progeniem vitiosiorem.
Page 124 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: And it shall be to the Lord for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Page 40 - Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera, Credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore vultus, Orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus Describent radio et surgentia sidera dicent; Tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento : Hae tibi erunt artes, pacisque imponere morem, Parcere subiectis, et debellare superbos.
Page 2 - Ultima Cumaei venit iam carminis aetas. magnus ab integro saeclorum nascitur ordo. 5 iam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna, iam nova progenies caelo demittitur alto. tu modo nascenti puero, quo ferrea primum desinet ac toto surget gens aurea mundo, casta fave Lucina. tuus iam regnat Apollo.
Page 108 - Oh, cease! must hate and death return ? Cease! must men kill and die? Cease! drain not to its dregs the urn Of bitter prophecy. The world is weary of the past, Oh, might it die or rest at last!
Page 4 - At simul heroum laudes et facta parentis iam legere et quae sit poteris cognoscere virtus, molli paulatim flavescet campus arista, incultisque rubens pendebit sentibus uva, et durae quercus sudabunt roscida mella.
Page 121 - Hic vir, hic est, tibi quem promitti saepius audis, 'Augustus Caesar, Divi genus, aurea condet 'Saecula qui rursus Latio, regnata per arva

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