On Dryden's Vergil

On Dryden's Vergil

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...tecta urbis" are for him, common cities of their own," and, magnis agitant sub legibus aevum" translating, beneath one law they live," he adds that somewhat tedious, with one common stock their traffic drive." The whole passage is weakly translated, Dryden himself seems to have been well aware of the inferiority of his lines; it is in vain that he enlarges on his author's idea by adding, Each has a certain home, a several stall: All is the state's; the state provides for all." No doubt, Dryden's two lines are not worth Virgil's two words, patriam solae." VIRGIL v. 158-168. DRYDEX v. 232-244. Namque aliae victu invigilant et foedere pacto Some o'er the public magazines preside; Exercentur agris; pars intra saepta domorum nd some are sent new forage to provide: .., ., ., Ihese drndge in helds abroad; and those at home Narcissi lacrimam et lentum de cortice gluten Lay deep foundations for the iaboured comb, Prima favis ponunt fundamina, deinde tenacis With dew, narcissus leaves, and clammy gum. Suspendunt ceras; aliae spem gentis adultos To pitch the waxen flooring some contrive; Educunt fetus; aliae purissima mella Some nurse the future nation of the hive: Stipant et liquido distendunt nectare cellas. Sweet honey some condense; some purge the Sunt, quibus ad nortas cecidit custodia sorti, _.., .,, ..., . &ro -, .. The rest, in cells apart, the liquid nectar shut: Inque viccm speculantur aquas et nubila each, An? with united force, combine to drive Aut ouera accipiunt venientum. aut agmine The lazy drones from the laborious hive: facto With envy stung, they view each other's deeds: Ignavum fucos pecus a praescpibus arcent. With diligence the fragrant work proceeds. In ten short lines the Latin...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619072
  • 9781236619075