Epigrams, Volume 1

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W. Heinemann, 1919 - Epigrams
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See especially Book 11…xxx rated. As Byron says his Mom forbid them, "the nauseous epigrams o Martial" Don Juan. See below, Westport Soundings, p 50. From bk XI.lxvi. " You're a stoolie, you fraud ... Read full review

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Page 494 - ST. JOHN DAMASCENE : BARLAAM AND IOASAPH. Trans, by the Rev. GR Woodward and Harold Mattingly. STRABO : GEOGRAPHY. Trans, by Horace L. Jones. 8 Vols. Vol. I. THEOPHRASTUS : ENQUIRY INTO PLANTS. Trans, by sir Arthur Hort, Bart.
Page 494 - PAUSANIAS : DESCRIPTION OF GREECE. Trans, by WHS Jones. 5 Vols. and Companion Vol. Vol.
Page xxii - ... published did very well to laugh at ; but a whole quarto of nonsense and gibberish is too much. It is strange that a man not wholly illiterate should have lived so long in England without learning the language.
Page xxi - bad eminence" confer any title to fame, James Elphinston (1721-1809) deserves special notice. He was the son of an Episcopalian clergyman, and was educated at the High School and at the University of Edinburgh. In 1750 he superintended the issue of a Scotch edition of Johnson's Rambler, supplying English translations of the mottoes, for which he was thanked by Johnson.
Page 76 - Nullus in urbe fuit tota qui tangere vellet Uxorem gratis, Caeciliane, tuam, Dum licuit ; sed nunc, positis custodibus, ingens Turba fututorum est. Ingeniosus homo es.
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Page 114 - Si qua videbuntur chartis tibi, lector, in istis sive obscura nimis sive Latina parum, non meus est error : nocuit librarius illis dum properat versus adnumerare tibi. quod si non ilium sed me peccasse putabis, 5 tune ego te credam cordis habere nihil.
Page 54 - Coniugis audisset fatum cum Porcia Bruti et subtracta sibi quaereret arma dolor, 'Nondum scitis' ait 'mortem non posse negari? credideram fatis hoc docuisse patrem.
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