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" The general character of this translation will be given, when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original. "
Satires - Page lxii
by Juvenal - 1802
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...Dryclcn, whose reputation was such- that no man was milling to serve the Muses under him. Tbegeneral character of this translation will be given, when it is said to the wit, but to want the dignity of the original. The peculiarity of ilis a mixture of gaiety and btateliness,...
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The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Volume 1

Juvenal - Latin poetry - 1803
...lived in England, and had written to this age. If sometimes any of us (and it is but seldom) makes him express the customs and manners of his native...want the dignity, of the original." Is this correct? Dry den frequently degrades the author into a jester ; but Juvenal has few moments of levity. Wit,...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...Dryden, whose reputation was such that no man was unwilling to serve the Muses under him. The genei al character of this translation will be given, when...the wit, but to want the dignity of the original. The peculiarity of Juvenal is a mixture of gaiety and statcliness, of pointed sentences and declamatory...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1805
...esteemed for the learning of his notes :' he proceeds to mention that by Dryden and his coadjutors. ' The general character of this translation will be...given when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want die dignity, of the original. The peculiarity of Juvenal is a mixture of gaiety and stateliness, of...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Juvenal - Satire, Latin - 1806 - 473 pages
...few notes are sufficient to make us intelligible : we make our author at least appear in a poetick dress. We have actually made him more sounding, and...but to want the dignity, of the original," Is this " He evidently alludes to the versions of the second and eighth Satires by Tate and Stepney, but principally...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Juvenal - Satire, Latin - 1806 - 473 pages
...manners of his native country, rather than of Rome, it is, either when there was some kind of analogv, betwixt their customs and ours ; or when, to make...but to want the dignity, of the original." Is this * He evidently alludes to the versions of the second and eighth Satires by Tate and Stepney, but principally...
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The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Juvenal - 1806 - 473 pages
...analogy, betwixt their customs and ours ; or when, to make him more easy to vulgar un* derstandings, we gave him those manners which are familiar to us....but to want the dignity, of the original." Is this * He evidently alludes to the versions of the second and eighth Satires by Tate and Stepney> but principally...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Juvenal - Satire, Latin - 1806 - 473 pages
...us. But I defend not this innovation, it is enough if I can excuse it. For to speak sincerely, tlie manners of nations and ages are not to be confounded."...but to want the dignity, of the original." Is this * He evidently alludes to the versions of the second and eighth Satires by Tute and Stepney, but principally...
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The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, tr. into Engl. verse, by W. Gifford ...

Juvenal - 1806
...it is somewhat more favourable: " The general character of this translation will be given when itt is. said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original." Is this * He evidently alludes to the versions of the second and eighth Satires by Tate and Stepney, but principally...
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The Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on ..., Volume 2

1806
...serve the muses under him." The " general character of this translation," he adds, "will be giv" en, when it is said to preserve the wit but to want the dig" nity of the original." It is certainly difficult to decide the general character of this work,...
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