The Age; A Colloquial Satire by Philip James BaileyThe Age; A Colloquial Satire by Philip James Bailey

The Age; A Colloquial Satire

byPhilip James Bailey

Paperback | July 9, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$27.95

Earn 140 plum® points

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

about

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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ..."Wise Juvenal, 'and Persius, not too plain, But pure in soul, just, who the right maintain; And Horace, happier than those judge-like twain; Of power more varied and more perfect art, But less severely virtuous in his heart, And courtlier. Read the elegiac three Male graces, somewhat coarse, but let that be-Catullus, and Tibullus, and the third, Propertius. Critic. Im-Proper-tius, I have heard Suggested, as a more appropriate word. Italic Silius, Claudian, and Ausonius, Are more or less pure writers and harmonious; But nothing say so grand as to astony us. Callimachus and Martial, epigrammatists, One scarce dare name with epic bards and dramatists. But Plautus, Terence, Seneca, all known For stern, droll, tender, high, or seerlike tone, Are well worth careful conning, one by one. These for the ancients will suffice, we'll say; Read, first of moderns, Dante's threefold lay, Reformer he and censor of his day; Who on an angel's pinion, so to speak, Carries you through Creation in one week. If aught of kindred feeling in your mind Religion, love, or chivalry should find, Boiardo, Ariosto, Tasso; all "Will please you best in the original, And so will Petrarch; still, in case of need, Take up with the vernacular; but read. No epic have the Spaniards of their own, Unless The Cid we substitute for one; To dignify to such extreme the ballad, "Were to proclaim a royal feast of salad. The epic or dramatic forms of art, Alone, sufficient dignity impart To national events or hero-stories, As makes them the apt settings for such glories. Camoen's Lusiad, which we know alone Through Mickle, mimic of Pope's monotone; And this as far remote from truth we feel As the ten-millionth copy of a steel-Engraving can be from the unblackened plate, 'Mong epics takes but...
Title:The Age; A Colloquial SatireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217377378

ISBN - 13:9780217377379

Reviews