The History of English Poetry, from the Close of the Eleventh Century to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century Volume 2
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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...stanzas, under the title, " The Life and Death of Hector, &c. written by John Lydgate monk of Berry, &c. At London, printed by Thomas Purfoot. Anno Dom. 161 4." fol. But I suspect this to be a second edition. Princip. "In Thessalie king Peleus once did raigne." See Farmer's Essay, p. 39. 40. edit. 1767. This spurious Troye-Boke is cited by Fuller, VVinstanley, and others, as Lydgate's genuine work. The above in 1614 might perhaps be a second edition of the Life and Death of Hector; but I never heard, says Herbert MS. note, of any prior edition in this stanza form.--Park. - MSS. Digb. 232. q Princip. "Licet cotidie Vetera recentioribus obruantur." Of the original Latin, Panzer in his Annales Typographic! enumerates about nine editions in the fifteenth century. See Dibdin's ed. of Herbert, i. 11.--Park. r Of a Spanish version, by Petro Nunez Degaldo, see Nic. Anton. Bibl. Hispan. torn. ii. p. 179. Guido's Latin can hardly mean any thing but the original Colonna's Historia Trojana.--Ashby. See supra, vol. i. p. 131. Notes. Yet he says, having finished his version, B. v. Signat. EE. i. I have no more of Latin to translate, After Dytes, Dares, and Guydo. Again, he despairs of translating Guido's Latin elegantly. B. ii. c. x. See also B. iii. Sign. R. iii. There wasa French translation of Dares printed, Cadom. 1573. See Works of the Learned. A. 1703. p. 222. - Supra, voL i. p. 130, Note." u As Colonna's book is extremely scarce, and the subject interesting, I will translate a few lines from Colonna's Prologue and Postscript. From the Prologue. "These occur as authorities in Lydgate's translation. Homer is however referred to in-this work; particularly in the catalogue, or enumeration, of the...
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