The American Bibliopolist Volume 4

The American Bibliopolist Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...belonged to the latter had he remained in his power. This was termed Bonorum Collatio. See Smith's Die, Greek and Roman Antiquities, pp. zo8, 520, and the authorities there cited. J. P. Burns' Prentice Han' (see Bibliopolist, May, p. 244). It is very likely that Burns had access to a work, not scarce in his day, entitled: ' The British Muse, or a collection of thoughts, moral, natural, and sublime, of our English poets, who flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries." London, 1738. 3 vols, 121110. An edition of the same work in 1740 is entitled: "The Quintessence of English Poetry." The extract from the Whirligig is included in this work. See Burns' Poems, Little & Brown's ed., vol. I, p. 49, note. Also Bohn's ed. of Lownde's Bib. Manual, and Warton's Hist, of Eng. Poetry. J. P. Cleopatra and Octavia (see Bibliopolist, Feb., p. 59.)--Is it possible that the dialogue about which Obliviosus inquires, and respecting which an editorial note is given, is the following?--"Oct.... You have been his ruin. Who made him cheap at Rome, but Cleopatra? Who made him scorned abroad, but Cleopatra? At Actium, who betrayed him? Cleopatra. Who made his children orphans, and poor me A wretched widow? Why Cleopatra. Clco. Yet she who loves him best is Cleopatra. If you have suffered, I have suffered more. You bear the specious title of a wife To gild your cause and draw the pitying world To favor it; the world contemns poor me, For 1 have lost my honour, lost my fame, And stain'd the glory of my royal house, And all to bear the branded name of mistress." These lines are given as a heading to one of the sections (chap. xxi. sec. 7) of a school edition of Pinnock's "Goldsmith's History of Rome," by W. C. Taylor, M.A., T.C.D., ...show more

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  • 1236627474
  • 9781236627476