A Literal Translation of the Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil; Founded on the Notes and Text of Prof. Conington's Second Edition, with a Running Anal

A Literal Translation of the Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil; Founded on the Notes and Text of Prof. Conington's Second Edition, with a Running Anal

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...and spread thy flying sails o'er this broad sea. Yet I aspire' not to embrace the whole subject in my verse--no, not if a hundred tongues, a hundred mouths, a ' Perhaps the idea contained in ' referens '_--that of restoring the shoot to the mould from which it sprang-may be given by this epithet. voice of iron, were mine; stay by my side, and coast along the margin of the nearest shore; the land is close at hand; I will not now detain thee with fabled lays, or with mazy details and long preambles. ' 47-60. Nature requires the aid of art: trees of spontaneous growth are not fruit-bearing, but may be made so; natural suckers starve unless transplanted; trees that spring from chance-dropped seed grow slowly and yield poor fruit. Those trees which spontaneously spring into the realms of light, bear little fruit, indeed, when they grow up, but are vigorous and strong; for there is a productive power latent in the soil. Yet, unfruitful as they are, ' should any one engraft them with cuttings from other trees, or transplant and consign them to trenches of well-broken mould, they will be found to have divested themselves of their wild nature, and under constant cultivation will readily obey any training you may invite them to. So too the barren sucker, which grows up from the root below, will do the same, provided it be planted out in fields which give' it room to spread; as it now is, the towering foliage and branches of its mother overshadow it, rob it of its fruit as it grows up, and wither it as it strives to bear. Again, the tree which has reared itself from chance-dropped seeds comes up slowly, destined to yield its shade to generations yet unborn; its fruit, too, degenerates, forgetful of its native...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638417
  • 9781236638410