Juvenal and Persius Volume 1

Juvenal and Persius Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...it "should seem," (says Mr. Brown, ) "with mushrooms too." See Dryden's Juv. note on this place. However, from the circumstance of their being brought from Libya to Rome, I should apprehend that species of "under-ground edible "mushrooms" (as Bradly calls truffles) to be meant here, which grow best in dry chapped grounds, and will bear to be carried a great way, and to be kept a considerable time without being spoiled. This is not the case with that species of tuber which is called boletus, or mushroom; they remain good but a little while, either growing or gathered. Hence, upon the whole, and from the circumstance of the word raduntur, 1. 116. which may imply the scraping, or shaving off, the outward thick bark, or rind, which is peculiar to truffles, these are most probably meant in this passage. See Chamners. Truffle. 119. Unyoke your oxen. Disjunge--lit. disjoin them. q. d. Plough and sow no more, that there may be the more land for truffles to grow. A fine speech for an epicure. 120. The carver. Structor signifies a purveyor of victuals, a caterer; also a server, who setteth the meat upon the table; also a carver of meat: this last seems to be meant here, and he is supposed to do it with some antic gestures, something like capering or dancing. 121. Flourishing. Chironomon-ontis (from xeipi manus, and vofios, lex) signifies one that sheweth nimble motions with his hands; hence chironomia, a kind of gesture with the hands, either in dancing, or in carving meat. Ainsw. Chironomonta is from the acc sing. (Gr. XipovofiovvTa) of the participle of the verb xelpovofia--manus certa lege motito--concinnos gestus edo--gesticulor. q. d. That nothing may be wanting to mortify and vex you, you not only see all...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928962
  • 9781236928962